The EU agency for criminal justice cooperation has published a report on 19 April which deals with experiences and challenges in judicial cooperation.  It says that organised criminal networks operating in Europe benefit from open borders and take advantage of the complexity of the many different legal frameworks in the EU.  This report looks at experiences and challenges in judicial cooperation on the fight against drug trafficking. The methodology used consisted of the identification and analysis of a selection of suitable cases, drawn from the practical experience gained through the agency’s support for drug trafficking casework between 2017 and 2020 (1,838 cases).   It concludes that, inter alia, financial investigation in drug trafficking cases and particularly asset freezing, confiscation and recovery have been shown to be of the utmost importance, considering their impact on organised crime groups

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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