maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

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  • 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 […]

  • MAOC-N supports the seizure of 4.6 tons of cocaine in the Gulf of Guinea

    MAOC-N supports the seizure of 4.6 tons of cocaine in the Gulf of Guinea

    A joint operation conducted by the French authorities (OFAST, Judicial Police and Navy) has resulted in the interception of a Brazilian tug transporting over 4.600Kg of cocaine. During the first hours of the 30th of November, French naval asset “Tonerre” was able to intercept the target in international waters off the coast of Sierra Leone, […]

  • General Aviation Awareness Session in Lisbon

    General Aviation Awareness Session in Lisbon

    Organized jointly by the Portuguese Judicial Police (PJ), Air Force and MAOC (N), a General Aviation Awareness Session took place in the PJ headquarter in the last days.Several aviation experts attended the event to enlighten an audience composed of PJ inspectors and MAOC (N) analysts on all issues related to General Aviation and the use […]

  • Commissioner of the An Garda Síochána visits MAOC-N

    Commissioner of the An Garda Síochána visits MAOC-N

    The director of Ireland’s National Police and Security Service, Commissioner Drew Harris, visited the MAOC-N to attend a meeting which aimed to strengthen cooperation ties between the two institutions on maritime drug trafficking. The Commissioner was welcomed by the MAOC-N Head of Operations, who also had the opportunity to present the latest operational results of […]

  • Memorandum of Understanding with Colombian National Police

    Memorandum of Understanding with Colombian National Police

    In the course of his recent visit to Colombia, the MAOC (N) Executive Director signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Colombian National Police, represented on the occasion by Mayor General Henry Armando Sanabria Cely, aimed at strengthening the ties of cooperation between both institutions. The MAOC (N) has been working closely with the Colombian […]

  • MAOC-N supports Cape Verdean cocaine seizure in Mindelo

    MAOC-N supports Cape Verdean cocaine seizure in Mindelo

    In the last few days, a sailing vessel coming from Brazil was inspected upon its arrival in Mindelo marina (São Vicente, Cape Verde) while making a short technical stopover on the island. On board, the Cape Verdean authorities found 200 bricks of cocaine inside 18 waterproof bags (hidden in various compartments of the vessel), containing […]