Last week, SEACOP Regional Coordinator for Latin America Alfredo Diaz Sanchez and representatives from Frontex, held a series of joint technical meetings with Colombian counterparts.
In Bogota, the delegation met with the Police Port Area Chief Colonel Yasid Montaño, the Head of the Antinarcotic Directorate-General General Alarcon and representatives from Colombia’s National Navy, in a meeting coordinated by the entity’s Director against Drugs, Captain Juan Carlos Jiménez.
The delegation also conducted a visit to the Police Census Room, where participants discussed the strengthening of the country’s maritime intelligence unit (MIU).
Visits were subsequently carried out in Cartagena, with the Commander of the Caribbean Fusion Centre, the Operations Coordination Centre, the International Maritime Centre against Drug Trafficking-CINCOM and the CONTECAR facilities.
💡 The Caribbean Fusion Centre operates as the country’s MIU and was established with the support of SEACOP in previous phases of the project.
In Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, SEACOP provides support to partner countries in the creation and/or strengthening of MIUs and Joint Maritime Control Units on an interagency basis.