News briefing – Week of 20 March

According to the latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Drug and Chemical Control, released by the U.S. State Department, a list of five Caribbean nations has been sent to the U.S. Congress by US President Trump, naming ‘major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries.’ This includes the Bahamas, Haiti, Belize, the Dominican Republic and […]

CRIMJUST first Steering and Coordination Committee took place in Vienna

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 [...]

News Briefing – Week of 14 March

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested four Mexican citizens accused of being responsible of the establishment of a massive lab for the production of methamphetamines in Delta. Four Nigerians, suspected of owning the facility, were detained as well. The drugs were reportedly destined to Singapore and Malaysia. Colombia’s government will […]

News Briefing – Week of 29 February

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the body responsible for overseeing implementation of UN drug accords, released its last report. The Report contains chapters on the health and welfare of mankind and the international drug control system. According to the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Belize has become a transshipment point for marijuana […]

News Briefing – Week of 4 January

Spanish authorities seized  three tonnes of cocaine  coming from Colombia and arrested 12 alleged traffickers from Spain, Britain and the Netherlands. Seven-hundred kilos of cocaine were hidden in the bottom of a van, while the other 2.3 tonnes were disguised in the form of wooden pallets. According to a statement from the Nigerian National Drug […]