11/01 – Europol and Frontex signed an agreement to exchange liaison officers.
11/01 – Argentinian authorities found 216 amazon parrots at checkpoint in Santiago.
11/01 – The Colombian Policía Antinarcóticos in coordination with the Armada Nacional, seized 1,539 kilograms of cocaine and another five kilograms of amphetamines on a merchant ship in Cartagena.
12/01 – The Spanish Guardia Civil dismantled a network dedicated to international marijuana trafficking in Seville.
12/01 – In an international operation supported by Europol, law enforcement from Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (the National Crime Agency), and the USA (DEA, FBI, and IRS), took DarkMarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, offline.
13/01 – According to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Thailand is becoming a ‘ketamine transit hub‘ for lucrative markets in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
13/01 – The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested one of the biggest drug traffickers in Belgium .
13/01 – Italy opened the biggest mafia trial in decades. It is expected to last likely longer than a year and features 355 defendants, more than 900 prosecution witnesses and an unprecedented number of collaborators
14/01 – Indian Coast Guard seized 99 packets of heroin, 20 boxes of synthetic drugs, and five 9mm pistols in a Sri Lankan boat on its way to the Tamil Nadu Coast.
15/01 – Spanish Policía Nacional and Guardia Civil seized 827,000 MDMA pills and 217 litres of liquid amphetamine. This is the biggest blow to synthetic drug trafficking in Spain.
16/01 – Transport company workers in Roosendaal (The Netherlands) found 750 kilos of cocaine hidden between other goods on an industrial estate.
16/01 – Costa Rican Police officers seized 76.8 million colones (104.206,10 euros) in cigarettes smuggled from Panama.
17/01 – The Spanish Civil Guard dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to human trafficking from Algeria to Spain.
17/01 – Ecuadorian police seized 1.3 tonnes of cocaine destined for Estonia.