13/2015 Heroin smuggling by using Tor networks and Darknet

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23 November 2015 to 27 November 2015
The Netherlands in cooperation with CEPOL

The course aims to increase Member States’ engagement capacity to tackle new modus operandi and new tools in the heroin supply chain.

Participants will be able to:

  • identify opportunities for a coordinated approach with global partners such as UNODC, Interpol or the Paris Pact Initiative
  • explore intelligence potential with regards to information via customs (i.e. the Balkan Information System and others)
  • examine intelligence potential of information contained in customs-related documents (i.e. bill of lading or pre-arrival and pre-departure manifest)
  • assess cooperation with private sector regarding heroin smuggled in postal parcels
  • collect experience on the use of non-traditional modus operandi, specifically an anonymising network (darknet) and software anonymising Internet traffic (Tor), for heroin trafficking; share knowledge on the use of undercover investigation techniques
  • analyse investigation opportunities arising from the interface between the untraceable (darknet) and the traceable environment (financial transactions)
  • use the products and services offered by Europol and Interpol for this purpose
Target Audience: 

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

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands


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