COPOLAD, the FIIAPP-managed programme for social cohesion in Latin America, brought police experts from 12 countries together to analyze aspects related to air routes for bringing cocaine to the European Union.
COPOLAD, in coordination with Peru’s Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (DEVIDA), organized the working meeting “Study of cocaine trafficking routes from South America to the European Union” in Lima, Peru on 22nd and 23rd October.
The purpose of the meeting was for South American countries to exchange information with respect to the content and scope of the new study on cocaine routes from Latin America to the European Union.
The aim of this new work is to try to share best practises in this area, specifically addressing different aspects related to air routes.
The meeting included the participation of 28 experts on police investigation of illegal drug trafficking originating in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, in addition to coordinators of European Union projects (AIRCOP, AMERIPOL-UE and SEACOP).
Within the framework of the COPOLAD programme, a first study analyzing the maritime routes used in cocaine trafficking to Europe was conducted, which was published in September 2013.