Twenty tons of hashish seized on board of freighter in the Mediterranean

Twenty tons of hashish seized on board of freighter in the Mediterranean

In the early hours of 23 September 2016, Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol, the French Direction Nationale du Renseignement et des Enquêtes Douanières and the Italian Guardia di Finanza, localized …
Oct 12, 2016 /  Vessels
EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended by one year, two new tasks added

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended by one year, two new tasks added

In its conclusions of 23 May, the Council underlined the need to enhance the capacity of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia to disrupt the business model of human smugglers. The Council therefore decided to add two …
Jun 21, 2016 /  Naval
EU agrees to seize human trafficking vessels

EU agrees to seize human trafficking vessels

The European Union will launch the 'active phase' of its military operation against people smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea on 7 October. Following the first, intelligence-gathering phase of EUNAVFOR MED, this next …
Oct 2, 2015 /  Curious