In the framework of the AIRCOP project, the Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force (JAITF) of Bamako airport
By becoming the 13th fully operational AIRCOP team in Africa in May 2017, Ouagadougou Airport (Burkina Faso) joins a growing network of 19 Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs), which will soon include the airports of Bissau and El Salvador.
A large-scale crackdown was carried out by Panamanian authorities who seized four tonnes of cocaine worth $400 million and which led to the detention of 64 people
Operation Lionfish III, an international police operation across Latin America and West Africa, conducted between 6 and 15 March, led to more than 350 arrests and seizure of 52 tonnes of illicit drugs. In addition to cannabis and heroin 25 tonnes of cocaine were seized estimated to be worth approximately USD 950 million.
The Crime Rate Index for 2016 listed Mexico as the third most dangerous country in the world due to the violence created by drug-related organized crime, with the country ranked higher than countries currently at war. Ecuadorean Police seized around 10 metric tons of cocaine at Guayaquil port, which could mean the country may become […]
The public prosecutor informed that 54 kg of cocaine were seized by the Benin security forces. Reportedly, the drugs were found in a container arriving at the main port of Cotonou from Brazil. The information on the seizure comes after 18 kg of cocaine were discovered in Cotonou, at the end of October. Even though […]
Reportedly, there are 440 organized crime groups operating in Spain, out of the 3,600 identified in all of Europe, as indicated by experts from the Spanish Guardia Civil and the National Police. The majority of those criminal groups are dedicated to drug trafficking and fraud. Ten organised crime groups in Spain are labeled as “high […]
The sixth Latin American and first Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy took place between 5 and 6 October in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The conference provided a room for debate and evaluation of drug policies, as well as for discussing concrete policies to be implemented in order to fight against illicit drugs. It is estimated […]
Paraguay authorities reported the interception of a tour bus loaded with 296 kilos of cocaine on its way to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two men were arrested and charged with drug trafficking and other crimes. According to officials, the cocaine would have a value of $3 million on the Brazilian market. Venezuelan […]