On the 30th of September, a document entitled “Situational Analysis of Drug trafficking, ‘From a police perspective,’” was presented at the AMERIPOL headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia.
The document “Situational Analysis of Drug Trafficking, ‘From a police perspective,’” studies the drug trafficking phenomenon in the region; it establishes a course of action and measures to fight drug trafficking and organized crime. This document was presented at the AMERIPOL headquarters in Bogotá as part of the AMERIPOL-EU project, which is managed by the FIIAPP.
This manual was presented to the public by Rodolfo Palomino, the President of AMERIPOL and Director of the Colombia National Police, Tanya María Wilhemina, the Ambassador of the European Union for Colombia and Ecuador, and Marcos Alvar, the AMERIPOL-European General Coordinator.
Police institutions in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru contributed data to this document, which was then processed and analysed by experts from the countries involved in the project and European countries. This information permitted the analysis of the drug trafficking situation in these countries, with a special chapter dedicated to Africa.
Certain regions of Western Africa are also involved in drug trafficking activities between America and Europe. Tons of cocaine are transported from Latin America across the Atlantic Ocean, by air or sea, to Western Africa.
This is why AMERIPOL supports investing in the creation of a police intervention model to prevent criminals from evading their penal and civil liabilities.
Both the Ambassador and the President of AMERIPOL emphasized that, thanks to strengthening the UNAs (AMERIPOL Units) in terms of technology and training its analysts, the police analysis of the drug trafficking situation has finally come to light for countries that produce, transport and receive drugs, in relation to Europe and Africa.
Through the stability instrument, the AMERIPOL-EU project is actively and effectively contributing to the fight against cocaine trafficking to Europe.
To see the document, click on the PDF located in the upper-right-hand corner.