WCO and UNODC sign MOU on the implementation of Project AIRCOP
Secretary General of the WCO, Kunio Mikuriya, and UNODC regional representative for West and Central Africa, Alexandre Schmidt, sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the financing of Operation Cocair 2 within the framework of implementing Project AIRCOP
Brussels, 22 March 2010
Secretary General of the WCO, Kunio Mikuriya, and UNODC regional representative for West and Central Africa, Alexandre Schmidt, sign a MOU on the implementation of Project AIRCOP
Project AIRCOP, which is being funded by the European Commission, coordinated by the UNODC and implemented by the WCO and Interpol in close cooperation with WCO Members from the West Africa region, Morocco, Brazil and the relevant RILOs, seeks to build drug enforcement capacities in some ten or so international airports in these countries.
AIRCOP is aimed at improving inter-service coordination through the establishment of Airport Anti-Trafficking Units (AATUs), the provision of training on targeting, research and inspection methods and, finally, the development of international cooperation through the use of real-time secure communication systems and access to international databases.
Intended to test the AIRCOP mechanism, Operation COCAIR 2 – which follows on from the pilot Operation COCAIR 1 carried out in December 2008 in West and Central Africa – is to be rolled out in the first half of 2010. It is divided into three phases:
In order to officially cement the collaboration established between the WCO and the UNODC, and to organize the funding of Operation COCAIR 2 and the adaptation of the CENcomm tool, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya and UNODC Regional Representative for West and Central Africa Alexandre Schmidt signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Working Group organized by the European Commission on 22 March 2010 on the “Fight against organized crime in air and sea cocaine routes”.
原文时间：2010-03-22 来源：世界海关组织网站 作者：