MEDEA

LEAs require additional capabilities to intercept voice and data communication and decrypt / decipher them

Capability Gap [3.CGF.12] LEAs require additional capabilities to intercept voice and data communication and decrypt / decipher them Background Practitioners need better capabilities to intercept and decrypt the ciphered communications between OCG members. The interception and decryption of these communications is a very difficult and time-consuming task. The vast number of commercial applications and the …

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Need for more Joint Action Days (JAD’s) in the region for performing checks based on risk indicators and existing intelligence

Capability Gap [3.CGF.17] Need for more Joint Action Days (JAD’s) in the region for performing checks based on risk indicators and existing intelligence Background LEAs should better utilise common events. Practitioners utilised their participation in Joint Action Days (JAD’s) organised by FRONTEX to perform control checks based on risk indicators and existing intelligence.  Therefore, there …

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Need for a common and more frequent risk analysis process for the transport of goods that may dissimulate drugs

Capability Gap [3.CGF.16] Need for a common and more frequent risk analysis process for the transport of goods that may dissimulate drugs Background Practitioners need a uniform Risk Analysis process. Although the Risk Analysis process is standardized there is different perception of risk across different organisations. Therefore, the same process will produce different results influenced …

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Requirement for stronger and more effective cooperation between stakeholders from various disciplines across different EU Member States and EU third countries

Capability Gap [3.CGF.14] Requirement for stronger and more effective cooperation between stakeholders from various disciplines across different EU Member States and EU third countries Background 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 …

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Need for additional capabilities for SIGINT, IMINT, OSINT to facilitate LEAs’ information analysis units

Capability Gap [3.CGF.15] Need for additional capabilities for SIGINT, IMINT, OSINT to facilitate LEAs’ information analysis units Background Technological advancements in the fields of Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Image Intelligence (IMINT), and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) should be exploited to help competent authorities in their fight against drug smuggling. SIGINT not only can be used to gather …

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Better exploitation of existing databases and enforce open interfaces to data processing tools

Capability Gap [3.CGF.11] Better exploitation of existing databases and enforce open interfaces to data processing tools Background The practitioners would need a single and unified database that will include information from past cases and incidents. Records about known offenders and their modus operandi will assist practitioners to define a pool of suspects. The database should …

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Intelligence exchange between practitioners from different organisations and countries is needed from the early stages to monitor effectively the Organised Criminal Group (OCG) activities

Capability Gap [3.CGF.9] Intelligence exchange between practitioners from different organisations and countries is needed from the early stages to monitor effectively the Organised Criminal Group (OCG) activities Background Intelligence sharing between practitioners serving in multi-disciple organisations (e.g., police, customs, and judicial authorities) is a required capability.  Considering the cross-border character of the criminal activities and …

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Limitations in suppressing the non-legal transfer of funds (economic crime using the Hawala method and Cryptocurrencies) attributed to smuggling activities

Capability Gap [3.CGF.13] Limitations in suppressing the non-legal transfer of funds (economic crime using the Hawala method and Cryptocurrencies) attributed to smuggling activities Background Practitioners need additional capabilities to first detect the illicit ways OCG are using to transfer funds and finance their activities. Financial networks like the Hawala system, or modern cryptocurrencies is a …

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Need for innovative solutions to advance the detection (and analysis) of concealed drugs within vehicles, containers, transported goods, and people

Capability Gap [3.CGF.18] Need for innovative solutions to advance the detection (and analysis) of concealed drugs within vehicles, containers, transported goods, and people Background The detection of drugs is a much needed for the LEAs. Detection should be improved by using widely equipment installed at specific locations. In addition, there is need for portable solutions …

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Need for improved surveillance capabilities for both land and sea smuggling routes

Capability Gap [3.CGF.10] Need for improved surveillance capabilities for both land and sea smuggling routes Background Improved surveillance means are required for the detection of suspicious transported containers by both land and sea routes. LEAs need real – time geo-location information about suspected freights (online tracking). OCGs use several and different routes for smuggling drugs …

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