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.
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,
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.
In the beginning of May, Argentina signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of the Seaport Cooperation project (SEACOP).