First cryptocurrency investigation training course in Latin America

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.

Operation COCAIR VI: overview of initial results

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.

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