Operations against illicit goods

Operation Jupiter

Operation Jupiter helps combat the trafficking in illicit goods in South America. The objective is to identify and dismantle the organized crime groups involved and to facilitate regional cooperation during a common operational phase.

The countries participating in the operation are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

2018 results

Seizures: 9,500 kg and 49,700 litres
Estimated value: USD 18.8 million
Suspects identified: 465

Operations against illicit goods

Operation Afya

Afya is a regional operation to disrupt the activities of transnational organized criminals involved in the trafficking of counterfeit goods and medical products in Southern Africa. The operation also aims to increase awareness, resources, educational efforts and capacity building on this issue.

2018 results

Seizures: 1,400 kg and 41,200 litres
Estimated value: USD 807,400
Suspects identified: 91

Project Chain  

This project seeks to develop a single point of coordination for transnational investigations that target high-profile traffickers operating smuggling routes between Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.