News Briefings – Week of 21 March

The Spanish police arrested a number of Dutch citizens smuggling between Malaga and the Netherlands. More than 500 kilos of drugs were seized. In total the Spanish police seized 242.7 kilos of marijuana and 420 kilos of hashish. A recent report on drug trafficking in Venezuelan border state Zulia draws attention to a key cocaine corridor that […]

News Briefing – Week of 30 November

Closing event of the AMERIPOL-EU event held in Bogota. Financed under the ICsP and part of the flagship Cocaine Route Programme, the projects objectives focused on strengthening the cooperation of law enforcement, judicial and prosecuting authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean. During a regional workshop on Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing […]

News briefing – week beginning on 14 September

Brazil’s Supreme Court justices have been discussing the possibility of decriminalise the personal possession of marijuana. Six votes are needed for the bill to pass and three out of the 11 judges have already voted in favour. According to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approximately 62 tons of cocaine were seized last […]

News Briefing – Week beginning on 20 July

Colombian police have seized approximately 2.3 tonnes of marijuana in the village of Dabehia, Antioquia department. According to the authorities, the drugs allegedly belonged to the paramilitary group of the Urabeños. The Gambia hosted the first international conference on drug dubbed, “Moscow-Africa anti-drug dilogue”. The conference aimed to enhance strategies to tackle drug trafficking in […]