German customs authorities seized 8 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated value
G20 leaders pledged during the G20 Summit in Hamburg to focus their efforts on
Since AIRCOP’s launch in 2010, 19 inter-service Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs) have been established, composed of officials from different law enforcement agencies, including police, customs, immigration and airport authorities, and over 2500 law enforcement officers have been trained at 37 selected international airports
Online drug trafficking has come a long way since the early days of the “Silk Road”. If smuggling drugs online was totally off the map a few years ago, Internet has now become
EU leaders signed on June 7 the New European Consensus on Development during the 11th edition of the annual European Development Days. The joint statement establishes
The medical journal Scientific Reports unveiled that cocaine was more addictive than first thought, the drug being able to cause addiction after just one use, even amongst recreational cocaine users. The study showed that dopamine release may trigger the same addiction on non-dependant users than on cocaine dependent users and way earlier than previous studies asserted.
U.S. Coast Guard seized more than 1.700 kilos of cocaine with an estimated value of $56 million along the Central American coastline. The seizure was part of the international operation Martillo, launched in 2012 and which has so far intercepted about 700 metric tonnes of cocaine.
12.000 kilos of cocaine worth $400 million were seized, 14 vessels were intercepted and 40 suspected smugglers were arrested off the Pacific coast of South and Central America by U.S. Coast Guard. The seizure was part of a successful three-month counter-drug mission which involved multiple law enforcement and military agencies.
On 13 December 2016, the first Steering and Coordination Committee meeting for the implementation of CRIMJUST was held at the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Representatives from the European Commission, SEACOP, AIRCOP and CORMS projects as well as INTERPOL, UNODC thematic experts and Transparency International attended the event. The principal objectives of the Steering Committee [...]
On 13 December, Barbados signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of the Seaport Cooperation project (SEACOP). The Ambassador of the European Union attended the event. Barbados joining SEACOP highlights the extension of the project into a number of countries in the Caribbean region, thus emphasizing the need to adapt to new trends [...]