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AQUAPOL brings together EU countries’ national maritime and inland water law enforcement agencies, providing a forum for an exchange of know-how and good practice. The goal is a more effective and common approach to securing international shipping.

Project dates 01/08/2011 - 31/07/2013
TopicCustoms Cooperation | Drugs
Total budget€107 791
EU contribution80%
Project Coordinator
  • Customs Administration of The Netherlands (The Netherlands)
  • Netherlands Police Agency (The Netherlands)
Associate partners
  • German Customs Investigation Bureau (Germany)
  • Federal Criminal Police Office (Germany)
  • UK Border Agency and Serious Organised Crime Agency (United Kingdom)

Project Description

RADAR is founded on cooperation between Customs and Police, working together in the fight against the smuggling of cocaine in European maritime container transportation.

Benefits and results

The ongoing project targets managers and experts within Customs and the Police from all EU countries. It is aiming to improve cooperation between law enforcement agencies through an exchange of information and best practice. Cooperation will allow police and customs analysts from around the EU to carry out a joint risk analysis to fight the smuggling of cocaine within the EU.

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