The geographic scope of the program reflects the trends and market dynamics of the cocaine and synthetic drug trades. Its progressive expansion points to the growing diversification of drug trafficking routes in West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
? Cabo-Verde, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau
? Associated Country: Nigeria
Latin America and Caribbean
? Dominican Republic, Panama
? Associated Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru
The project will focus on offering the necessary conditions to reach concrete results in terms of South-South (inter-regional) cooperation, within the proposed time frame and available resources. The countries are selected based on:
1. Their situation facing serious and complex threats linked to organized crime activities and networks, as origin/producer or transit countries;
2. Clearly identifiable local needs to strengthen national criminal justice responses to organized crime and international cooperation on inter-regional cases;
3. Requests from national authorities to support and facilitate joint-investigations to ensure prosecution and conviction of drug-related cases;
4. Lessons learned from previous initiatives addressing cooperation between national authorities in Latin America and West Africa;
5. Opportunities for complementarity and coordination with other initiatives developed to counter organized crime.