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08 April 2015

INTERPOL meeting supports fight against drug trafficking across Africa

LYON, France – Identifying emerging smuggling routes and the role of counterfeit documents in drug trafficking across Africa is the focus of the INTERPOL meeting on Project Interflow.

The two-day (8 and 9 April) annual working group meeting brings together some 70 drug investigation specialists from 30 countries as well as representatives from the World Customs Organization, Europol and the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics (MAOC–N).

In addition to information exchange on live investigations, the 2014 INTERPOL Interflow Analytical Intelligence Report which highlights a significant increase in heroin trafficking, methamphetamine production and trafficking across Africa was also presented to delegates.

Organized by INTERPOL’s Criminal Organizations and Drugs unit, participants were updated on INTERPOL’s tools and services, in particular its global databases which can bring added value to national, regional and international investigations.