Drug trafficking and related organized crime threaten security and public health in affected communities as well as undermine governance and the rule of law. Over time, criminal networks that operate across Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) and West Africa (WA) regions have increased their cooperation, expanding and diversifying their activities.

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

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


CRIMJUST aims to combat the flow of illicit drugs by enhancing law enforcement and judicial counter-narcotic strategies beyond interdiction activities and by fostering transnational responses targeting each stage of the drug supply chain.  More info


The geographic scope of the program reflects the trends and market dynamics of the cocaine and synthetic drug trades. Its progressive expansion points to the growing diversification of drug trafficking routes. 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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