News Briefing – Week of 01 March 2021

01/03 – In Belize, corrupt police officials have been implicated in facilitating drug flows through the nation, according to a new InSight Crime article.   01/03 – French law enforcement arrested 38 people, accused of trafficking Moldovan nationals to France for illegal labour on construction sites, providing falsified EU identification documents, and money laundering.  …

News Briefing – Week of 18 January 2021

18/01 – Panamanian law enforcement authorities seized 600 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container in the port of Colon City, Panama.   18/01 – The Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (DNCD), in a joint operation with the Armada de República Dominicana and the Ejército, seized 191 packages presumed to be filled with cocaine…

News Briefing – Week of 04 January 2021

04/01 – Workers from the Liège Port Authority discovered 1.28 tonnes of cocaine, worth around 100 million euros, in cement bags on an unloading dock on the banks of the Meuse.   04/01 – The Colombian Policía Nacional in cooperation with the D.E.A. Anti-Drug Agency, the United States Coast Guard and the Dominican Armada de…

News Briefing – Week of 28 December 2020

28/12 – The Dirección Central Antinarcóticos (DICAN) of the Dominican Policía Nacional seized 2,708 grams of different types of drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and crack during operations on 27 December.   28/12 – Under the Operation “Alfil Caído”, the Chilean Carabineros seized 631 kilos of cocaine in the north of the country.   29/12…

Newsbriefing – Week of 21 December 2020

21/12 – Law enforcement authorities from 15 EU Member States and the UK dismantled a major black market cigarettes racket.   21/12 – Operation KAFO II (30 November – 6 December), coordinated jointly by INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), targeted firearms trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel. It…

News Briefing – Week of 14 December 2020

14/12 – The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges concealed in bags of rice. Three suspects were arrested and investigation is ongoing.   14/12 – The Spanish Agencia Tributaria, in collaboration with the Guardia Civil, seized a cargo of 200 kilos of marijuana in the Port of Bilbao.…

News Briefing – Week of 7 December 2020

07/12 – Panamanian law enforcement destroyed 6.2 tons of marijuana and 30.2 tonnes of cocaine, which were part of the seizures made during operations carried out by the Policía Nacional, Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (Senafront) and Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (Senan) in recent months.   07/12 – Operation Armstrong VII, a joint operation among law enforcement agencies in 25…

News Briefing – Week of 30 November 2020

30/11 – The Spanish Guardia Civil dismantled an organization in Granada that distributed large consignments of marijuana in Europe. 30 people were arrested and more than 13,000 marijuana plants, as well as numerous firearms were seized.   30/11 – The Panamanian Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (Senan), in coordination with the US and Colombian Coast Guard as…

News Briefing – Week of 9 November 2020

09/11/2020 – The Spanish National Police in a joint operation with Europol dismantled a criminal organisation based in Barcelona involved in human trafficking in several European countries. 09/11/2020 – The Guatemalan authorities located a crashed plane containing 1028 kilograms of cocaine in a coastal area on the border with Mexico. In the accident, one person…

News Briefing – Week of 2 November

02/11/2020 – Hong Kong Customs Officers seized more than 500 kg of methamphetamine. The drug, believed to be worth 300 million Hong Kong dollars (33 million Euros) was discovered in a container that also contained a declared cargo of cement bags. 03/11/2020 – A joint operation between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal…