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 and interconnectedness of illicit trafficking routes in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.




Cabo-Verde, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal, Benin, Togo, The Gambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, South Africa, Mozambique


Latin America and the Caribbean   

Dominican Republic, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador


CRIMJUST participating countries are selected as per the following criteria:

  1. Their situation facing serious and complex threats linked to organized crime activities and networks, as origin/producer or transit countries; 
  2. Clearly identifiable local needs to strengthen national criminal justice responses to organized crime and international cooperation on inter-regional cases;
  3. Requests from national authorities to support and facilitate joint-investigations to ensure prosecution and conviction of drug-related cases;
  4. Lessons learned from previous initiatives addressing cooperation between national authorities in Latin America and Africa;
  5. Opportunities for complementarity and coordination with other initiatives developed to counter organized crime.