maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

maritime analysis and operations centre

(Narcotics)

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  • MAOC-N supports another successful Senegalese operation in the Atlantic – 690 kg of cocaine seized

    MAOC-N supports another successful Senegalese operation in the Atlantic – 690 kg of cocaine seized

    According to information gathered by various partners and shared through MAOC-N, a go-fast vessel was located off the coast of Senegal, after having loaded a significant quantity of cocaine from another vessel coming from South America. With the valuable support of the French Navy aircraft F50M stationed in Dakar, the Senegalese Navy quickly made itself…

  • The German Ambassador to Portugal visits MAOC-N

    The German Ambassador to Portugal visits MAOC-N

    On 11/12/2023, the Executive Director of MAOC-N hosted the Ambassador of Germany to Portugal at the Centre’s headquarters in Lisbon. Ambassador Julia Molnar visited the Centre following Germany’s recent accession to MAOC (N), which is expected to take place formally in the course of next year. The ambassador was briefed on the Centre’s activities and…

  • Spanish authorities seize 2500kg of cocaine in the Atlantic, supported by MAOC-N

    Spanish authorities seize 2500kg of cocaine in the Atlantic, supported by MAOC-N

    On December 6th, 2023, the Spanish authorities, in a joint operation by the National Police, the Civil Guard, and the Spanish Customs (DAVA), successfully intercepted and seized 2500kg of cocaine on board a Polish-flagged vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. After information was gathered that the 12.5-meter-long cabin cruiser was loaded with a significant amount of…

  • MAOC-N supports Senegalese seizure of 3000 Kg of cocaine

    MAOC-N supports Senegalese seizure of 3000 Kg of cocaine

    An international operation carried out in the last days in international waters by the Senegalese Navy, has resulted in the seizure of 3 tonnes of cocaine on board a fishing vessel. Information had been gathered by several international partners indicating that a transhipment between two vessels was about to take place on the high seas,…

  • The Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal visits MAOC-N

    The Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal visits MAOC-N

    The Ambassador of Ireland to Portugal Alma NíChoigligh, who is also the Permanent Representative of Ireland to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), was recently received by the Executive Director of MAOC-N at the Centre’s headquarters in Lisbon. During her visit to MAOC-N, the Ambassador was briefed on some of the Centre’s current operations…

  • MAOC-N supports French seizure of over 5 tonnes off the coast of West Africa

    MAOC-N supports French seizure of over 5 tonnes off the coast of West Africa

    On December 6th, 2023, a French Patrouilleur de Haute Mer, aided by a maritime surveillance drone, successfully intercepted and seized a substantial 5132kg of cocaine from a Go-Fast-type vessel off the West African coast. This operation was carried out in response to a collaborative effort initiated by the French OFAST and DNRED, who sought the…

  • MAOC-N Hosts Delegation from Swedish Law Enforcement Authorities

    MAOC-N Hosts Delegation from Swedish Law Enforcement Authorities

    On 04/12/2023, the Executive Director of MAOC-N hosted a delegation from several Swedish Law Enforcement authorities at the Centre’s Headquarters in Lisbon. Representatives from the Swedish Police Authority (National Border Policing Section, National Operations Department, National Coordination Center – NCC) were briefed by a Senior Analyst on some of the Centre’s past and current operations,…

  • MAOC-N supports Irish operation at Weston Airport resulting in the seizure of 60kg of heroin

    MAOC-N supports Irish operation at Weston Airport resulting in the seizure of 60kg of heroin

    A multi-agency operation named THRUDR, conducted by the Irish authorities (An Gardaí Síochána and Revenue Customs), has resulted in the seizure of 60kg of heroin on board a Hungarian-flagged Cessna. The light aircraft was intercepted and seized at Weston Airport on December 1st by the Irish authorities, who found 60kg of vacuum-packed heroin inside it.…

  • MAOC-N Executive Director attends Interpol’s 91st General Assembly in Vienna, Austria

    MAOC-N Executive Director attends Interpol’s 91st General Assembly in Vienna, Austria

    Last week, the Executive Director of the Centre attended the annual Interpol General Assembly, the largest gathering of senior law enforcement officials in the world, which provides a unique opportunity for law enforcement agencies worldwide to strengthen their cooperation, share intelligence, and develop strategies to address the evolution of transnational crime. During the event, the…