In-person training on Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation takes place in Cape Verde

From 1 to 5 August 2022, the 12th National Training on the Control of General Aviation was held in Praia, Cape Verde within the framework of COLIBRI. The workshop was attended by 36 officials, including 13 women, belonging to the main national administrations in charge of general aviation control and the fight against illicit trafficking in…

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SEACOP organises signing of Benin’s JMCU protocol

On 30 July 2022, SEACOP co-organised the signing of the Joint Maritime Control Units protocol between Benin’s national competent Law Enforcement Agencies, including representatives of the Police républicaine, Customs, Navy and the Préfet Maritime. The signature was held at the Office of the Préfet maritime in the presence of SEACOP Deputy Regional Coordinator for West…

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ENACT Seminar – Central Africa: a growing hotspot for organised crime

On 26 July, GIFP component ENACT organised a seminar focusing on Central Africa as a growing hotspot for organised crime. Bringing together partners from ENACT, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, INTERPOL, and the Central African Police Chiefs Committee, the seminar explored organised crime drivers in Central Africa, the factors responsible for low resilience,…

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Launch of CRIMJUST’s Cocaine Insights 4 – Brazil in the regional and transatlantic cocaine supply chain: The impact of COVID-19

The publication series “Cocaine Insights” has been developed by UNODC in the framework of CRIMJUST. On 19 July 2022, the fourth issue of the series was launched, examining Brazil’s role in the regional and transatlantic cocaine supply chain, and the impact of COVID-19. Through its research, CRIMJUST aims at providing a better understanding of the…

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In-person training on Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation takes place in Nigeria

From 4 to 8 July 2022, an in-person National Training course was organised in Abuja, Nigeria under the COLIBRI action, for the benefit of national administrations with capacities in monitoring and controlling general aviation, namely: Customs, Police, the NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency), and the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority). The 11th national training…

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Operation TRIGGER VIII West and Central Africa successful in dismantling vast criminal networks

An international police operation in West and Central Africa coordinated by INTERPOL led to the identification and dismantling of 14 organised crime networks. Operation Trigger VIII, carried out from 13 to 19 June, targeted the illicit trafficking and proliferation of firearms in Central and West Africa. 521 officers were deployed in eight countries: Burkina Faso,…

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