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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SEACOP in the Caribbean keeps yielding success!

The units in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica supported by the SEACOP project intercepted a container after it left the Port of Spain port and discovered 948 kgs of marijuana with a street value of TT$94 Million. Six suspects have been arrested. The container originated from Jamaica. This seizure represents another significant result for the…

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COLIBRI launches its online training programme

Successful implementation of the first COLIBRI National Online Training Course in Uruguay between 20-31 July 2020 The COLIBRI Project is designed to improve coordination and information sharing in order to develop the capacities of customs officials and their partners in the fight against organized crime and illicit trafficking, to strengthen the rule of law and…

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The AIRCOP network in Latin America and the Caribbean keeps yielding outstanding results!

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected air traffic worldwide, the AIRCOP network remains attentive and operational. In June 2020, several of the AIRCOP JAITFs in collaboration with partners and beneficiaries in Latin America and the Caribbean intercepted multiple illicit commodities that included: 95 kg of cannabis from six different and independent seizures made by…

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CRIMJUST training courses on “specialised controlled deliveries”

CRIMJUST, one of the component projects of the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union, in collaboration with the Iberoamerican Network of Anti-drug Prosecutors (Red de Fiscales Antidroga de Iberoamérica) successfully implemented the first two of a series of four training courses on specialised controlled delivery. Designed to tackle transnational drug trafficking the training…

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Latest activities implemented by EU-ACT

EU-ACT in Ukraine: Successful online webinar on financial investigations Project EU-ACT, a component project of the Global Illicit Flows Programme, successfully implemented a two-day webinar on 16 and 17 June 2020 on the topic “Improving parallel financial investigations for law enforcement agencies in Ukraine”. The event, that brought together over 120 participants representing all law…

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First year of implementation of COLIBRI

COLIBRI, the GIFP project with a special focus on general aviation The project “Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation along the cocaine route”, or COLIBRI, is a technical assistance and capacity-building programme part of the Global Illicit Flows Programme since its in inception in January 2019. It has been conceived to bring together the skills necessary…

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