CRIMJUST and Brazil talk of tackling threat of Transnational Crime at the COP9

  CRIMJUST and the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Services gathered on 15-19 October 2018 in Vienna, Austria, at the 9th Conference of the Parties to the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (COP9) to announce the implementation of joint working groups aimed at fighting transnational crime in Latin America.                    […]

SEACOP delivers JMCU mentoring in Jamaica

  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 AIRCOP task force of Punta Cana International Airport detects and supports the disruption of a migrant smuggling network to Europe

  Earlier in September, the AIRCOP Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force (JAITF) at Punta Cana International Airport, intercepted three Dominican nationals travelling with fraudulent Guatemalan documents, with final destination Tel Aviv. The detection of these high-risk passengers is the result of a long-term investigation carried out by the Punta Cana AIRCOP task force, in collaboration […]

Newsbriefing-Week of 27 of August

Britain announced a 2 million pound ($2.6 million) scheme to help authorities stop at risk children falling into the grip of traffickers and gangs who force them to move drugs over ‘county lines’ from cities to rural areas. A historic summit between the President of Colombia, Duque, and his political rivals took place at La […]

AIRCOP JAITF in El Salvador detects a passenger wanted by the FBI and INTERPOL on charges of terrorism

The Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force (JAITF) of the Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP) based at the Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador (El Salvador) on 9 August sucessfully detected and investigated Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, wanted for 12 years by the FBI and INTERPOL on charges of arson, destruction of an electric tower […]

News Briefing-Week of 20 of August

Authorities in Mexico have made what is almost certainly the largest seizure of methamphetamine in the country’s history, approximately 50 metric tons, along with precursor chemicals and equipment in the western state of Sinaloa. This seizure suggests that growing US demand has encouraged Mexican crime groups to increase production. In one of the largest drug […]

News Briefing-Week of 13 of August

Costa Rica’s government is struggling to stall worsening violence driven by local criminal groups battling for control of domestic drug markets. Costa Rica is a key transshipment point for Colombian cocaine heading to the United States and Europe. Instead of making payments in dollars, transnational criminal organizations often pay local criminal groups in drugs. With […]