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’s JMCU training in Dakar, Senegal

Since the implementation of SEACOP, the project has established a fruitful and sustainable relationship with Senegal. This cooperation is based on various exchanges with the aim of strengthening the country’s capacity in its efforts to tackle illicit maritime traffic and related criminal networks. This constructive partnership is illustrated by numerous collaborative activities  such as the…

AIRCOP support in cocaine seizure in Dakar, Senegal.

With the support of AIRCOP, customs officers seized cocaine at Dakar airport in Senegal. The seizure was made by elements of the airport anti-trafficking unit (CAAT) of AIBD, from a South African national. Having targeted the passenger on the basis of the analysis of her travel documents, they detected inconsistencies in her declarations and the…

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Ammunition seizure in Dakar facilitated by SEACOP

This week, the Joint Maritime Control Unit operating in the port of Dakar  🇸🇳 (or UMCCN) was involved in the seizure of ammunition with an estimated value of almost 5 million Euros.  Over the past two years, the SEACOP project has made a significant contribution to the training of Senegalese police, gendarmerie and customs officers assigned…

SEACOP kicks off first training in Dakar

Last week, SEACOP organised its first official activity in Dakar! Led by an officer from the Coast Guard Directorate of the French customs, the mentoring activity involved 10 Senegalese police officers, customs officers and gendarmes exercising their functions within the Joint Maritime Control Unit of Dakar. The officers were able to strengthen their theoretical and…

SEACOP contributes to seizure of 2 tons of cocaine in Dakar

The Joint Unit for the Control of Containers and Vessels (Unité Mixte de Contrôle des Conteneurs et des Navires-UMCCN) in Dakar (Senegal) intervened on 18 October to carry out a search on the yacht “La Rosa” in the port of Dakar. The UMCCN trained in ship searches by the SEACOP project found a hideout behind…

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…