Project CRIMJUST supports 12 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa to counter organized crime along cocaine trafficking routes. It has a strong focus on criminal investigations and criminal justice cooperation and focuses on:
- capacity building
- inter-regional cooperation
- institutional integrity.
This project is funded by the European Union’s Cocaine Routes Programme. It is implemented by INTERPOL in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Transparency International.
Our role is to support law enforcement officers handling organized crime and drug trafficking cases in the participating countries. This is achieved by:
- Investigative support – facilitating cross-border investigations, providing access to our secure communications channels for exchanging information; providing analytical support; organizing international meetings to examine case studies and sharing investigation-related information.
- Operational activities – organizing targeted operations and addressing the operational challenges faced by law enforcement.
- Training – conducting training courses including:
- How to use our policing tools and expertise;
- Practical hands-on table-top exercises;
- A ‘train-the-trainer’ approach to ensure skills are brought back to the participating countries.
The following countries are involved in Project CRIMJUST:
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama and Peru
- West Africa: Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea Bissau and Nigeria