SEACOP: Successful regional cooperation at work in Peru vessel search

Last week, the Maritime Intelligence Unit of Peru -created and trained by SEACOP- coordinated the inspection of a high board vessel after receiving an alert from the Colombian National Police. Although no narcotic substance was found, the operation demonstrated the importance of the joint work of all Peruvian forces, namely SUNAT, Policia Nacional DIRANDRO, Marina de…

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DISRUPT delivers two cornerstone activities in Brasilia

From 11 to 14 April 2023, the DISRUPT organised two key events in Brasilia, Brazil, including  the “Meeting of the Informal Contact Group of the Triple Border and Chile” and a “Subregional Workshop on Arms Trafficking and Related Crimes in the Southern Cone on Electronic Evidence and International Cooperation.” The activities included the participation of…

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SEACOP Maritime Intelligence advanced course concludes in Peru

From 24 to 28 April, SEACOP Regional Coordinator in Latin America supervised an advanced training in maritime intelligence for Peruvian officials. Held at the facilities of the Port Authority of Callao, the course was delivered by experts from the Federal Police of Brazil and Naval Prefecture of Argentina together with our Regional Coordinator for Latin…

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CRIMJUST Briefs EU Delegations in Partner Countries on CRIMJUST III framework

From 4 to 14 April 2023, CRIMJUST held a series of briefings for European Union (EU) Delegations covering the relevant regions of engagement. These briefings provided an overview of CRIMJUST and informed the EU Delegations of CRIMJUST’s strategic framework and intervention logic for the period 2023 to 2025, as the programme launches its third phase…

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CRIMJUST Presents the Global Report on Cocaine 2023 to the RFAI Prosecutor Network

The Global Report on Cocaine developed under CRIMJUST and presented during the CND in March 2023 provides an invaluable source of information on the global cocaine market, including trends in trafficking routes and modalities, criminal actors, cocaine production, related products and its relation to other drugs.  On 19 April 2023, CRIMJUST provided a tailored presentation…

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SEACOP conducts assessment of Ghana’s Joint Maritime Control Units

This week, SEACOP’s Deputy Regional Coordinator for Africa, Akizi-Egnim AKALA is conducting an evaluation mission of the Joint Maritime Control Units (JMCUs) in the ports of Takoradi and Tema, Ghana. This mission, carried out with the technical support of the French Customs, aims at evaluating the organisational, logistical and operational capacities of the two JMCUs. …

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AIRCOP delivers mentorship on Targeting High Risk Passengers in Cote d’Ivoire

From 11 – 21 April 2023, as part of the AIRCOP support to the Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs) in West Africa, a mentorship programme was delivered in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. AIRCOP aims to strengthen capacities at international airports to detect and intercept high-risk passengers and illicit commodities in origin, transit and destination countries.…

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AIRCOP delivers mentorship on targeting in Cape Verde

From 11 – 21 April 2023, as part of the AIRCOP support to the Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs) in West Africa, a mentorship programme was delivered in Praia, Cape Verde. AIRCOP aims to strengthen capacities at international airports to detect and intercept high-risk passengers and illicit commodities in origin, transit and destination countries.…

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SEACOP participates in Tradewinds 2023 preparations in Guyana

This week, SEACOP was in Guyana 🇬🇾 to take part in the preparations for the upcoming Tradewinds 2023 exercise. More than 1,000 troops from 17 countries are expected to partake in the exercise, which will seek to further prepare Guyana to counter regional and security threats. Organisations such as CARICOM IMPACS, the Regional Security System, the Implementation Agency…

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