In the framework of the FIIAPP-led Cooperation Programme between Latin America and the European Union on Drug Policies (COPOLAD), the “Conference on police investigation of cocaine trafficking by air” being held in Santiago, Chile since 22nd July, closes today.
Imagen de grupo de los participantes en la conferencia que se clausura hoy en Chile.Image of a group of participants at the conference which closes today in Chile.
This initiative was organized by the Investigative Police of Chile (PDI)in close collaboration and coordination with Spain’s Organized Crime Intelligence Centre (CICO), and its aim is to provide a space for exchange and debate on this subject with room for multi-disciplinary opinions and experiences.
Over 30 delegationsare participating, made up of experts and authorities at the highest level from the different Anti-Narcotics Police Units, Specialized Prosecutor’s Offices and Customs Services of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union, along with representatives from CICAD, AMERIPOL, EUROPOL and the European Commission (Aircop Project and Ameripol-EU).
This conference analyzed and debated the most important aspects of police investigation methods for cocaine trafficking by air, the use of human mules by criminal organizations, and the structures of these criminal organizations, their “modus operandi”, routes, profiling of suspicious passengers, methods of concealment and air cargo, in addition to the importance of international cooperation in the fight against this criminal activity.
COPOLAD is a programme financed by the European Union for the purpose of improving the consistency, balance and impact of drug policies, and promoting cooperation between the national agencies responsible for these policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.