A Letter of Agreement (LoA) was signed on Friday 16 February between Mozambique and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the establishment of a Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force (JAITF) at Maputo international airport.
From 17 to 19 January CRIMJUST, with the UNODC office in Colombia and the Global Programme against Money Laundering, supported the organization of the first training course on cryptocurrency investigation in Latin America. The aim of this practical course was to enhance participating countries’ understanding of cryptocurrencies and strengthen their capacity to conduct bitcoin tracing for investigative purposes. Participants attending the computer-based training course included investigators from law enforcement (including cyber oriented units), financial intelligence units, and prosecutors.
As part of AIRCOP, operation COCAIR VI led by the WCO took place from 9 to 17 December 2017, bringing together law enforcement services at airports in over thirty countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. The main objective of the operation was to intercept any illicit substance or contraband transported by air, with a focus on cocaine, from South America to Europe, directly or via transit zones in Africa.
CRIMJUST, in collaboration with AIRCOP and the Global Programme against Money-Laundering (GPML), held a Regional Specialized Training Course on Cash Couriers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 4 and 5 December.
Between 20 and 24 November, CRIMJUST held a 5 day working group meeting in the city of Santos, Brazil, home to one of Latin America’s largest and busiest container sea ports. In accordance with the Brazilian federal police and NCB Brasilia,
CRIMJUST, UNODC Colombia and the government and police of Colombia recently teamed up to combat the growing and global challenges posed by cocaine cultivation, production and trafficking. A joint training programme to strengthen the technical knowledge related to cocaine cultivation, production and laboratory criminal techniques was
The Dominican Republic’s National Drug Control Office (DNCD), AIRCOP, the Support Program to Combat Organized Crime in the Caribbean Region (ALCORCA) and the Dominican Republic Crime and Security Cooperation Project (PROCCSE) provided a “Specialized Course on Air Cargo” between 15 and 20 October in Santo Domingo.
SEACOP has organized the training course on Maritime Intelligence Units with the participation of three countries: Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic between 9 and 13 October in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
After the signature, at the end of August, of the Letter of Agreement between UNODC and the State of Nigeria represented by National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for the implementation of the AIRCOP’s Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITF) of Abuja, the initial training of the future task-force has been delivered between 25 September and 6 October.
Nine officers from Constabulary Force and Customs Agency of Jamaica attended the Joint Maritime Control Unit (JMCU) training course provided under the SEACOP framework, between 25 and 29 September in Port Royal.