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  • Head of Guinea-Bissau’s Judicial Police Visits MAOC (N)

    Head of Guinea-Bissau’s Judicial Police Visits MAOC (N)

    Domingos Monteiro Correia, the National Director of Guinea-Bissau’s Judicial Police, recently visited the Headquarters of MAOC (N) in Lisbon, accompanied by a UNODC delegation. The meeting focused on the vulnerabilities in West Africa and the growing importance of the African route in the context of maritime drug trafficking destined for Europe. Additionally, both parties underlined…


  • Spanish Ambassador to Portugal Visits the Centre’s Headquarters in Lisbon

    Spanish Ambassador to Portugal Visits the Centre’s Headquarters in Lisbon

    The Spanish Ambassador to Portugal, Juán Fernández Rodrigo, accompanied by the Spanish Embassy’s Legal Attaché and the Counsellor of The Interior, Juan Carlos Durán Gomez and Andrés Jiménez Garcia, recently visited the Centre’s Headquarters in Lisbon. This visit reinforced MAOC-N and Spain’s shared and unwavering commitment to enhancing maritime security and combating drug trafficking through…


  • Argentinian authorities seize 783 Kg of cocaine with the support of MAOC-N

    Argentinian authorities seize 783 Kg of cocaine with the support of MAOC-N

    In the last days, a joint operation carried out by the Argentinian authorities (Gendarmeria Nacional and Prefectura Naval) resulted in the seizure of 783 Kg of cocaine in a warehouse located in the country, close to the border with Chile. The Argentinian authorities believe that the objective of the investigated organisation was to transport this significant…


  • Brazil’s Minister of Justice and Public Security visits MAOC-N

    Brazil’s Minister of Justice and Public Security visits MAOC-N

    Brazil’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, Ricardo Lewandowski, recently visited the Centre’s Headquarters in Lisbon, reaffirming the excellent cooperation between Brazil and MAOC-N, and discussing the country’s strategic importance in combating maritime drug trafficking. The Minister, who was accompanied by fellow Federal Police officials Fabio Ronan Costa and Naim Ferreira Lima, was also briefed…


  • Claudio Miscia, Italian Ambassador to Portugal, Visits MAOC-N Headquarters in Lisbon

    Claudio Miscia, Italian Ambassador to Portugal, Visits MAOC-N Headquarters in Lisbon

    On May 23rd, 2024, the Italian Ambassador to Portugal, Claudio Miscia, visited the Headquarters of MAOC-N in Lisbon. The recently appointed Ambassador, who was accompanied by the Italian Embassy’s Head of Consular Section, Simone Salvatore, was hosted by the Executive Director of MAOC-N, Sjoerd Top, and briefed by an analyst on the Centre’s current operations…


  • MAOC-N Hosts Official Accession Ceremony of Belgium and Germany to the Centre – Official Accession Document Signed in Lisbon

    MAOC-N Hosts Official Accession Ceremony of Belgium and Germany to the Centre – Official Accession Document Signed in Lisbon

    On July 2nd, 2024, MAOC-N hosted the official Accession Ceremony of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany to the Centre. The ceremony was held at the Portuguese Judicial Police (PJ) Headquarters, in Lisbon, and was honored by the presence of The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson. he event, which…