maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

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  • MAOC-N – CENTRE MANAGER – VACANCY NOTICE

    MAOC-N – CENTRE MANAGER – VACANCY NOTICE

    VACANCY NOTICE MAOC-N Centre Manager (PDF) The Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) – MAOC (N) is recruiting staff for the post of Centre Manager for the Centre’s Headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics, MAOC (N): MAOC (N) is established through an International Agreement signed by representatives of the […]

  • MAOC-N Executive Director meets with the Minister of Justice of Cape Verde

    MAOC-N Executive Director meets with the Minister of Justice of Cape Verde

    On 31/01/2023, the MAOC (N) Executive Director, has met with the Her Excellency the Minister of Justice of Cape Verde Mrs. Joana Gomes Rosa Amado, during an official visit to Cabo Verde, aiming to strengthen existing cooperation. This meeting aimed at strengthening the existing ties between Cape Verde and MAOC (N), discussing the archipelago’s strategic […]

  • 4.5 tonnes of cocaine seized in the Canary Islands

    4.5 tonnes of cocaine seized in the Canary Islands

    A Spanish joint operation undertaken by the National Police and Customs (DAVA), in close cooperation with the US DEA and the Togolese authorities, and with coordinated support from MAOC-N, led to the seizure of 4500 kg of cocaine on board a livestock carrier vessel off the Canary Islands, heading from Colombia to Lebanon. The Spanish […]

  • MAOC-N supports the Spanish seizure of 4500Kg of cocaine

    MAOC-N supports the Spanish seizure of 4500Kg of cocaine

    A Spanish joint operation undertaken by the National Police, The Guardia Civil and Customs (DAVA), with coordinated support from MAOC-N, led to the seizure of 4500kg of cocaine on board a general cargo off the Canary Islands. Despite the adverse sea condition, the Spanish boarding team managed to gain control of the Togolese-flagged vessel and, […]

  • The Deputy Director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) visits MAOC-N

    The Deputy Director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) visits MAOC-N

    Rear Admiral Lawrence F. LeGree, the Deputy Director of the Joint Interagency Task Force – South (JIATF-S), visited MAOC-N headquarters in Lisbon, where he and his delegation had the opportunity to meet the MAOC-N Executive Director and the Head of Operations. This meeting served to reinforce the institutional cooperation between these two bodies, in order […]

  • 4.4 tonnes of hashish seized in the Gulf of Cádiz

    4.4 tonnes of hashish seized in the Gulf of Cádiz

    In a joint operation between the Spanish National Police and Spanish Customs (DAVA), and with the support of the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency, over four tonnes of hashish were seized onboard a sailing vessel in the Gulf of Cádiz. This operation was carried out within the framework of international cooperation against drug trafficking through […]

  • MAOC (N) supports Spanish seizure of 3 tonnes of cocaine in the Atlantic

    MAOC (N) supports Spanish seizure of 3 tonnes of cocaine in the Atlantic

    In early December 2022, an operation conducted by the Spanish Guardia Civil has resulted in the interception of a fishing vessel carrying just over 3300kg of cocaine while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel was escorted to Las Palmas, and the three crew members were detained.According to the Spanish authorities, this operation shows that the […]

  • SEACOP V team visits MAOC-N

    SEACOP V team visits MAOC-N

    The Seaport Cooperation Programme (SEACOP) team visited MAOC-N headquarters in Lisbon, in a meeting aimed at reinforcing the successful partnership between the two parties. The SEACOP team had the opportunity to learn about the Centre’s work since its inception in 2007 and also about the main tools at its disposal to support Europe’s fight against drug […]

  • The Minister of Interior of Belgium visits MAOC-N

    The Minister of Interior of Belgium visits MAOC-N

    Her Excellency the Minister of Interior, Institutional Reforms, and Democratic Renewal of Belgium Annelies Verlinden visited MAOC-N this week. This meeting aimed at presenting the work carried out at MAOC-N and discussing the terms of a possible entry of Belgium into the Centre. Her Excellency the Minister reiterated Belgium’s willingness to become a partner country […]