Massive cocaine seizure of 9.5 tons by Cabo Verde

On 31 January 2019, the Judicial Police of Cabo Verde seized 9.570 kg of cocaine inside 260 bales found in a vessel coming from Panama and en route to Morocco. This is the biggest drug seizure of the year and one of the biggest in the history of the Judicial Police. 11 citizens of Russian nationality were detained and referred to the competent judicial authorities in the country. Read more

Mali adopts new National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons (2018-2022)

The result of a collaboration between the National Coordination Committee against Trafficking in Persons and Assimilated Practices (CNCLTPA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Government of Mali has just adopted a new five-year plan to fight against trafficking in persons officially launched on Friday 1 February 2019 at the Ministry of Justice. Read more

Operation OPEN ROADS against cross-border crime gives satisfactory results

From 30 November to 4 December 2018, over 300 officers from 15 law enforcement agencies took part in the operation covering ten land border posts between Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. On 18 December, law enforcement authorities from these three countries met in Dakar to discuss and evaluate the results and lessons learned from that Operation "Open Roads." Read more



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