9/03 Arrests and seizures in a 28-country operation targeting trafficking in cultural property. A global operation targeting illicit trafficking in cultural goods has led to 52 arrests and the seizure of 9 408 cultural artefacts across the world. These priceless items include archaeological objects, furniture, coins, paintings, musical instruments and statuettes.
08/03 Southern Cone Ports Emerge as Cocaine Re-exports Routes.
10/03 Organised crime in Africa: Multi-stakeholder dialogue addressing transnational organised crime in West Africa. On March 17, a one-day meeting will bring together experts and practitioners from countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss organised crime. Participants will examine emerging trends in West Africa, current national and regional responses, and opportunities for new entry points and interventions.
10/03 UN Office on Drugs and Crime marks the first International Day of Women Judges with a call to promote women in the criminal justice sector as agents of change. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) marked the first International Day of Women Judges with a high-level event with UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly and Alma Zadić, Minister of Justice of Austria, launching a new “Women in Justice/for Justice” initiative to promote representation and gender-responsive criminal justice.
11/03 Spain Busts Transnational Drug Trafficking Ring. Authorities in Albacete, Spain have dismantled part of a sophisticated network dedicated to drug trafficking, highlighting the province’s role as a power base for criminal groups with ties to other European countries.
11/03 Europol continues to support EU Member States affected by the conflict in Ukraine. This week, Europol’s Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle, travelled to Poland to meet with the General Commissioner of the Polish Police, Major General Jarosław Szymczyk, and the Deputy of the Commander in Chief of the Police Border Guard, Brigardier General Jacek Bajger, to discuss how best to support the Polish authorities who are welcoming an unprecedented number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.