UNODC promotes dialogue on remote monitoring with Brazilian entities

Brasilia, 9 December 2020 - The UNODC Office in Brazil promoted the webinar "Remote Sensing and the Geography of Crime". On the occasion, UNODC Colombia experts shared with representatives of Brazilian entities the experience of the Integrated System for Monitoring Illicit Crops (SIMCI).

UNODC Colombia experts also explained how remote monitoring analysis and data integration work in areas with drug use, illegal mining, illegal alluvial gold mining and deforestation. In addition, they presented qualitative methods of research in illicit markets, and technical questions on the production and market of natural and synthetic drugs. 

For the UNODC Brazil Country Director, Elena Abbati, the online event was an opportunity to share knowledge and build networks to fight crime in Brazil. "UNODC remains available to continue cooperating in the common goal of tackling drug trafficking, transnational organized crime and environmental crime," she said.

The event was attended by representatives of the Federal Police, the National Council of Justice (CNJ), the Brazilian Customers, the Management and Operational Center of the Amazon Protection System (CENSIPAM), the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN), the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), the National Secretariat on Drug Policy (SENAD) and the Secretariat of Integrated Operations (SEOPI).

Also attending the event were the teams of the new Center of Excellence for Illicit Drug Supply Reduction and the Law Enforcement Assistance Programme to Reduce Tropical Deforestation (LEAP).

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