Operation Trigger VI reveals that serious trafficking continues in Latin America despite pandemic

Coordinated by INTERPOL and UNODC Operation Trigger VI targeting firearms trafficking across South America, resulted in the arrest of almost 4,000 suspects, with some 200,000 illicit firearms, parts, components, ammunition and explosives recovered. The joint operation enabled police, customs, border and prosecution services to work together, carrying out nearly 10,000 checks against INTERPOL databases to…

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COLIBRI launches its Geoportal, a new tool for General Aviation

During the last decade, organised crime has increasingly exploited General Aviation to traffic illicit commodities, in particular drugs. Since 2019, COLIBRI, within the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP), aims to improve security in General Aviation by enhancing international cooperation and intelligence sharing among law enforcement agencies. Technology can help specialised services monitor…

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The GIFP gathered for its second steering committee!

The second Steering Committee of the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union was held a year after its launch, from 24 to 26 November 2020. Organised by the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support Project (CORMS), it took place online over three consecutive days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first part of the…

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SEACOP delivers successful training to Beninese counterparts

From the 12th to the 16th October 2020 SEACOP implemented training on vessel rummaging in Cotonou, Benin to officers from the police, customs and the navy. Delivered over five days, the training contained both theoretical and practical elements including the inspection of cargo, a tug, a supply ship as well as a final exercise involving…

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Latest news from EU-ACT in Ukraine and Georgia

On 7 October the online training series on the treatment of the harms produced by novel psychoactive substances and club drugs kicked-off. This activity has been designed and will be delivered in partnership with the European Union 4 Monitoring Drugs project (EU4MD), an initiative of the EMCDDA and the Novel Psychoactive Treatment United Kingdom Network…

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Another successful AIRCOP webinar on Integrity, Ethics and Accountability in law enforcement!

AIRCOP solicited the expertise of CRIMJUST, both component projects of the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union, as well as the CARICOM Implementation Agency from Crime and Security (IMPACS), the UNODC Justice Section, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the Independent Investigations Commission of Jamaica (INDECOM)…

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Successful launch of the CRIMJUST-led webinar series promoting the incorporation of gender-considerations into drug policies and responses

On 23 September 2020, the CRIMJUST project ran a webinar on “Victims and participants: Women along the drug supply chain, experiences from Colombia”. The event brought together more than 100 participants from Latin America and the Caribbean. Three future webinars will be organised on the same topic. They will, in particular highlight femicides within organised…

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COLIBRI and Uruguay officialise their partnership to enhance controls on General Aviation

Uruguay is the first country to assent a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with project COLIBRI. Uruguay was identified by COLIBRI during its early stages of implementation as a potential key partner to engage with and through collaborative responses, enhance and strengthen the controls around general aviation and the fight against illicit trafficking. The agreement of…

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EU-ACT supports the drafting of the first official manual for drug addiction professionals in Tanzania

EU-ACT is supporting the drug demand reduction policy in Tanzania in partnership with the Drug Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA), the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Universities and Civil Society Organisations. The project is supporting the development of the first official training manual for drug addiction professionals under the framework…

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CRIMJUST and AIRCOP join forces for the delivery of an ethic and integrity course in West Africa

From the 19th to the 21st August 2020, the CRIMJUST and AIRCOP teams organised the delivery of a series of training course on ethics and integrity for law enforcement officers forming the Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force in West Africa, including Cabo Verde, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria where the two projects operate. The training focused…

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