SEACOP, Argentina Minister sign MoU on illicit maritime trade

On Monday 14 November, SEACOP and Argentina signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the fight against illicit maritime trafficking. Signed by Minister of Security, Anibal Fernandez, EU Ambassador to Argentina, Amador Sánchez Rico, and SEACOP Project Director Dominique Bucas, the MoU aims to strengthen the existing cooperation between the government of Argentina and the SEACOP…

SEACOP, MCBS hold II Transregional Meeting of Maritime Intelligence Units

From 1 to 4 November 2022, the II Transregional Meeting of Maritime Intelligence Units between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica was held jointly by SEACOP V and the MCBS Project of FIIAPP. Both EU-funded projects started this initiative last June, with the aim of strengthening the exchange of information between the two main Caribbean islands.…

SEACOP-supported Units in TT and St Vincent seize illicit goods

On Monday, Trinidad and Tobago’s Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU), in close collaboration with St Vincent’s Maritime Intelligence Unit (MIU), realised a seizure of a number of illicit items on board of a pirogue. Earlier in October, TOCU had received intelligence suggesting that a drug and firearms trafficking network operating in Trinidad was preparing to leave…

SEACOP launches regional maritime intelligence training and mentoring in Dakar

On Monday 17 October, SEACOP launched a 5-day training on maritime intelligence in Dakar, Senegal. The training is attended by 15 officers and agents of maritime intelligence units from 4 West African countries, including 5 participants from Senegal, 4 from Côte d’Ivoire, 3 from Togo and 3 from Benin. Maritime Intelligence Units (MIU) are multi-agency…

SEACOP supports Paraguay’s fight against illicit maritime trafficking

This week, SEACOP kicked off a training in Maritime Intelligence targeted at the Paraguayan authorities fighting against maritime trafficking. For the next four days, officials from SENAD, Prefectura Naval and the National Police will be trained in obtaining intelligence in the maritime and river contexts. Two officers from the Colombian Police and Navy have been deployed…