Bissau-Guinean authorities achieve largest ever drug seizure

On 9 March 2019, Guinea Bissau seized 789 kg of cocaine as a result of operation "CARAPAU" led by its Transnational Crime Unit (TCU) and the Judicial Police. The drugs were found in a false bottom of a truck loaded with frozen fish known as CARAPAU. Guinea-Bissau showed renewed commitment and leadership in successfully conducting this operation and expediting the incineration of the seized drugs which took place on 14 March 2019. Read more

Official opening of a UNODC project office in Central African Republic 

The UNODC project office in Bangui opened in June 2018 following the signing of an agreement with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in March 2018. This partnership between UNODC and MINUSCA aims to support the operationalization of the Special Criminal Court in CAR and more specifically the development of its legal aid and victim and witness protection services. Read more 

UNODC supports the fight against the spread of illicit firearms in Senegal

The National Commission to Combat the Proliferation and Illicit Circulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, through the Global Firearms Programme, have decided to conduct a national campaign to raise awareness, collect, register and mark legal firearms and destroy illegal ones in Senegal. A total of 17,298 firearms were marked in 2018. Read more  


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