Newsbriefing – Week of 12 August

Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group involved in international money laundering. The Spanish-based criminal group laundered more than 70 millions euros on behalf of Asian and Colombian drug trafficking organisations responsible for smuggling cocaine into Europe. Authorities dismantled an organised crime group in Spain and Portugal involved in drug trafficking. The drug would arrive […]

Newsbriefing – Week of 29 July

German customs have seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine valued around one billion euros in the port of Hamburg. The drug was being shipped from Uruguay to Antwerp, Belgium. This is Germany’s largest single seizure of cocaine. Joint international operation supported by Europol, INTERPOL and WCO led to the seizure of 18.000 cultural goods, including 10.000 […]

CRIMJUST activities in June-July 2019

On 21st June, CRIMJUST held its Project Steering Committee and Coordination to present its achievements and discuss its future direction in Cartagena, Colombia. This event offered a platform for the project representatives to discuss and align the overall strategy of the programme and ensure CRIMJUST continues to be well integrated within the framework of the […]

Newsbriefing – Week of 8 July

Joint INTERPOL-WCO operation against wildlife trafficking resulted in the seizure of large quantities of protected flora and fauna in 109 countries. The intelligence-led operation identified trafficking routes and crime hotspots enabling police and customs to seize protected products ranging from live animals to clothing and traditional medicine. In total, nearly 600 suspects were arrested, and […]

SEACOP second transregional meeting against drug trafficking in Bogota

SEACOP organised a transregional meeting of Maritime Intelligence Units (MIUs) in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean in Bogota, Colombia, from 2 to 4 July 2019. The event aimed at promoting communication between the different regions affected by the cocaine route, as well as improve cooperation to better intercept vessels suspected of transporting illicit drugs. […]