The SEACOP project has organised training on maritime intelligence for Uruguayan officials with the support of experts from Brazil and Argentina, thus reinforcing international cooperation
A maritime intelligence training has been organised in the city of Montevideo, in the framework of the European SEACOP project to support the fight against illicit maritime trafficking and criminal networks in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. This is the second maritime intelligence training in Uruguay, with the aim of updating the knowledge acquired in the first training held in November 2022 and to deepen the current threats and modalities.
The training, aimed at 15 officials from Customs, National Police and Naval Prefecture, has aimed to provide the necessary tools to these institutions to successfully combat illicit maritime trafficking with a national and regional interagency approach, with the presence of key partners such as Brazil and Argentina, in order to strengthen international cooperation.
The training was inaugurated with the presence and support of the country’s highest authorities in the fight against illicit maritime trafficking. In fact, the event was chaired by the Minister of National Defence, Mr. Javier García, accompanied by the Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation, Mr. Markus Handke, and together with the Secretary General of the National Drugs Board, National Naval Prefect Rear Admiral Elizondo, President of the National Port Authority Mr. Juan Curbelo and Senior Commissioner of the National Police Mr. Roberto Pereyra.
The theoretical and practical training took place in the facilities of the Uruguayan Naval Prefecture and was given by experts from the Brazilian Federal Police, the Argentinean Naval Prefecture and the Regional Coordinator for Latin America, with emphasis on the international cooperation dimension, which is the objective of the SEACOP project.