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…

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SEACOP-trained Maritime Intelligence Unit seizes 500kg of cocaine in Panama

Earlier this week, nearly 500 kilograms of cocaine destined for #Europe were seized in Panama, thanks to the long standing multi-dimensional support provided by SEACOP. The successful anti-drug operation started with information obtained by the newly formed Ecuadorian Maritime Intelligence Unit, inaugurated in collaboration with SEACOP this year. Coordinated by SEACOP at the transregional level,…

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Great strike to drug trafficking supported by SEACOP

The National Police of Colombia, through the Antinarcotics Directorate in Development of the #Emerald Strategy in coordination with Operation Tayrona and with the support of the EU-funded SEACOP Project, has carried out four operations with the international agencies of French Customs, Tax Agency, Civil Guard, National Police of Spain, and CBP of the USA. The…

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SEACOP, St Lucia Minister sign MoU on cooperation against illicit maritime trade

The EU-funded project SEACOP V and the  Ministry for the Public Service, Home Affairs Labour and Gender Affairs of St Lucia, on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue cooperation in the fight against illicit maritime trade. Represented by Minister Dr Virginia Albert-Poyotte, and SEACOP Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Karen Clarke, the event…

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SEACOP delivers training to St Lucia’s Joint Maritime Control Unit

This week, SEACOP organised a training for members of the Joint Maritime Control Unit of Saint Lucia, which aimed to equip them with the knowledge and skills pertaining to the control of ships of various types.  The sessions, both theoretical and practical exercises -as displayed in the yacht search pictures- revolved around: control methodology, security,…

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SEACOP starts mentoring activities in Jamaica

The first mentoring activity of SEACOP V in the Caribbean was launched in Kingston, Jamaica on January 24. Members of the Jamaican Joint Maritime Control Unit (JMCU) are receiving capacity building support from three coast guards from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for five days. This activity aims at consolidating the skills and knowledge of the team,…

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SEACOP meets Colombian Anti-Narcotics Policia, Armada

SEACOP’s mission to Colombia began on the January 24, 2022, with outreach visits carried out with the National police and their armada. In the presence of the Anti-Narcotics Chief Major General Ricardo Alarcon and Area Chief of Ports Mr. Colonel Yasid Alberto Montaño of the National Police, SEACOP Team Leader Dominique Bucas introduced the SEACOP…

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