The mission of the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support (CORMS) on seaport cooperation’s state of play in five Latin American countries kicked-off in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the team attended the second Regional Workshop for Maritime Intelligence Units (MIUs) organised by the SEACOP project from March 19 to 21. The event was opened by a representative of the EU delegation to […]
The second Maritime Intelligence Unit Course organised under the framework of SEACOP – phase IV in Argentina was held from February 11 to 15 at the Superior Academy Facilities of the Naval Prefecture in Buenos Aires. At this occasion, the local authorities and SEACOP discussed the current situation of the project in the country. The […]
Between 4th-8th February 2019, SEACOP delivered a Joint Maritime Control Unit (JMCU) course in Antigua and Barbuda. At this latest event, 9 participants attended and benefited from the expertise of the trainers from the UK Border Force. Capacity-building in the Eastern Caribbean, including Antigua and Barbuda is a facet of the third phase of SEACOP. […]
On February 14, 2019, the work of the SEACOP teams in Barbados resulted in the seizure of over 1 tonne of cannabis, estimated at $9 049 920 and 22.7 kilogrammes of cocaine estimated at $1 135 000. The drugs were found in a container originating from Trinidad and hidden in bales of waste paper. The […]
SEACOP officers and partners from Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean met in Natal, Brazil on November 27, 28 and 29. It was the first time that professionals from the Maritime Intelligence Units (MIU) had exchanged experience and good practice at a trans-regional level. During the workshop, the participants reviewed recent MIU led cases involving […]
On September 22, 2018 the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) together with HM Customs Enforcement, the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) Drug Squad and the Police Canine Unit successfully conducted an operation which resulted in a seizure of 148.8 kgs of cannabis. SEACOP trained officers from both the Joint Maritime Control Unit (JMCU) and the […]
SEACOP has been working in Jamaica since September 2017 when the first Joint Maritime Control Unit (JMCU) training course was delivered. This event established the SEACOP JMCU team in the country comprised of officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force Marine Branch and the Jamaica Customs Agency. In September 2018 SEACOP delivered a second JMCU […]
The lunchtime conference titled “EU trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organised crime” took place on 17 May 2018 organised in the margins of the fourth Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) Steering Committee. The event offered a comprehensive view on the combined efforts of different EU programmes in a concerted response of the EU to […]
The European Union and Portugal co-hosted a side event during the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic drugs in Vienna, titled “European trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organised crime”. The side event showcased the EU’s efforts in promoting a comprehensive, rights- and evidence-based capacity building model with partner countries in addressing the drugs problem. The Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) was part of the side event which included presentations on its ongoing components – namely AIRCOP, CRIMJUST, CORMS and SEACOP.
After providing a series of courses in Latin America during 2017, from 6 to 8 February SEACOP organised the first Regional Workshop for Maritime Intelligence Units (MIU) in the region, held in Panama.