Establishment of a Gulf Centre for Criminal Intelligence (QATJ24)  

Project Status: Completed 

Project Duration: 15/05/2007 - 31/01/2011

Total Budget: US$ 4,398,400

Donor: Qatar


Qatari Ministry of Interior

Target Groups

GCC Countries

Law enforcement agencies

Outline And Objectives

The evident wealth of the GCC countries is a magnet for drug and crime activities. However, individual countries have maintained strong national enforcement policies that have reported success in reducing large-scale drug trafficking within their respective borders.

The project aims to establish a Gulf Centre for Criminal Intelligence (GCCI) that will serve as a hub for representatives of the law enforcement agencies of each member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

By establishing the GCCI the project aims at eliminating drug trafficking in GCC States through several goals:

  • Coordinating communication between anti-drug trafficking stakeholders in the GCC States.
  • Collecting data on cross border drug trafficking in the GCC countries.
  • Analyzing and exchanging data on operational intelligence in "real time" relating to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking.

Key Achievements

  • Headquarters agreement between the State of Qatar and GCCI signed.
  • GCCI Foundation Charter, Rules and Regulations developed and signed.
  • Analytical capability of GCCI developed.
  • Establishing the GCCI Council to oversee the missions and operations of the Centre.
  • Offering training to liason officers and staff of the Centre.