Requirement for stronger and more effective cooperation between stakeholders from various disciplines across different EU Member States and EU third countries
There is a need to improve the current cooperation among different agencies involved in the same anti-crime operation. Improved cooperation between LEAs and Coast-guard authorities, custom authorities and judicial authorities is very important as they are all involved in the fighting of drug smuggling. The collaboration with judicial authorities would better support legal aspects related to interagency cooperation and large-scale operations. LEAs from various organisations should enhance their current level of cooperation using an information sharing platform instead of existing communication channels though appointed liaisons / contact officers.