12/2015 Cocaine smuggling

Status message

Active context: context_uid_training_courses
22 June 2015 to 25 June 2015
The Netherlands

The aim of this activity is to increase Member States’ engagement in targeting cocaine rip-off deliveries.

Participants will be able to:

  • identify capability for cooperation with customs teams responsible for risk assessment on container shipments
  • recognise intelligence potential of information contained in customs-related documents (i.e. bill of lading or pre-arrival and pre-departure manifest) and explore this potential when working with customs
  • establish contact to counterparts from other EU Member States and non-EU countries with experience on OCGs acting internationally as brokers within the EU with direct contact to suppliers
  • analyse the possibility of executing more container controls in the Member States targeting the rip-off deliveries, using the experience of other Member States (i.e. Rotterdam port), hence increasing the detection of cocaine concealed among legal cargo without knowledge of its owner (rip-off) in container ports of Europe
  • use the products and services offered by Europol for information exchange and analytical support with regards to cocaine smuggling
Target Audience: 

Law enforcement officers - including customs officers - detecting cocaine smuggled in containers or targeting the cocaine supply chain and involved Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) (relevant security clearance is required).


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032