Drug trafficking and related organized crime are not only undermining security and public health in affected communities, but also threatening governance and the rule of law. For many countries along the cocaine route the problems associated with cocaine trafficking have reached acute levels. Over time, criminal networks that operate across Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) and West Africa (WA) regions have increased their cooperation. Beyond drug trafficking, illicit flows of all kinds of illegal goods and proceeds of crime have continued to increase and diversify. 

The transnational nature of drug trafficking, as well as the increasing multi-crime portfolio of organized crime groups creates a challenge to member states and underlines the necessity for an equally horizontal approach to cooperation at a national, regional and inter-regional level. 

The project seeks to enhance the capacities and integrity of criminal justice institutions for regional and inter-regional cooperation to tackle drug trafficking and transnational organized crime cases along the cocaine route in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa. 


The overall objective  is to contribute to effectively fighting organized crime in general, and drug trafficking in particular, along the cocaine route in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa in line with international legal instruments and human rights.  More info


The geographic scope of the project reflects the overall Cocaine Route Programme strategy and inter-regional links along the cocaine route that implicate a selected number of countries in West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.  More info


CRIMJUST work is guided by a broad range of international legally binding instruments and a set of United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice.  More info

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