Operations

Our global operations help combat illicit drug flows

We coordinate global operations and support investigations led by national or international agencies. Such collaboration helps disrupt the movement of illicit drug flows and share intelligence on the modus operandi of criminal networks involved.

Operation Lionfish

Operation Lionfish targets drug trafficking networks along air, land and maritime routes, resulting in arrests and major seizures.  International police cooperation allows member countries to exchange vital information and dismantle criminal organizations. The first LIONFISH Operation dates back to 2013 when INTERPOL organized an event in Latin America targeting cocaine trafficking.  Since then, it has proven highly successful and we have deployed it to other regions of the world.

“Operation Lionfish underlines the scale of the challenge faced by police worldwide and the need for a coordinated approach to tackle the drug trade and its associated crimes.” Jürgen Stock, Secretary General