The new EU-funded programme to coordinate security forces from different European and Latin American countries to reduce the flow of international drugs has been presented in Madrid
The “Global Drug Intelligence Network” (GDIN), a cooperation programme funded by the European Union that will involve the Spanish Guardia Civil Public Talent and the Portuguese Judiciary Police, has been launched.
The project, which aims to dismantle criminal organisations on a global scale through the exchange of information between police forces, aims to build a global information network that facilitates coordination between law enforcement agencies in combating organised crime and drug trafficking.
Police representatives from various Latin American countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Dominican Republic were present at the programme’s presentation ceremony, held at the Guardia Civil’s facilities in Madrid. Together with the Guardia Civil and the Portuguese Judicial Police, they have highlighted the importance of the actions framed in this project for the existence of a real coordination between the police forces of the different countries in the real fight against drug trafficking.
Within the framework of the GDIN project, it is planned to set up an Anti-Drug Criminal Intelligence Centre (CICA), on the premises of the Guardia Civil, which will enable analysts from different countries to work together to facilitate joint and coordinated operations.
During 24 months, the project executors will carry out numerous activities between agents with the aim of increasing the number of successful police operations to reduce the flow of drugs at the international level and combat this global threat.