CICAD: Supply Reduction


CICAD: Supply Reduction


CICAD: Supply Reduction


CICAD: Supply Reduction

Strategic Partners


This component of the Counterdrug Capacity Building Program aims to increase the knowledge, skills, and operational capacity of maritime authorities, law enforcement, customs and other agencies working in the maritime/port domain to investigate, detect, and disrupt maritime drug trafficking.  In this regard, CICAD provides capacity building for customs personnel and port/airport security authorities in risk analysis, internal conspiracy investigations, cargo and passenger profiling, and inspection of recreational vessels.


In collaboration with strategic partners such as the Regional Security System (RSS), the Drug Trafficking Maritime Analysis Center (CIMCON, by its Spanish language acronym), the OAS' Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), and the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), as well as private sector initiatives, CICAD also supports OAS member states' secure trade in the region, targeting the supply of illicit drugs by fostering cooperation between the public and private sectors; and securing the movement of cargo by enhancing supply chain controls.  Training modules include the use of intelligence gathering, risk-based targeting, documentation analysis, and interagency cooperation.


The Group of Experts on Maritime Narcotrafficking constitutes a forum for OAS member states to exchange information and expertise, while fostering regional cooperation in countering drug trafficking in the maritime domain.  The Group provides a hemispheric perspective on maritime drug trafficking trends, multilateral interdiction operations, and prosecutorial challenges in drug maritime interdiction.  As such, the Group has become an important source in the region when it comes to the publication of relevant materials, such as manuals, best practices on drug interdiction operations, guidelines, and protocols, with a focus on information sharing and inter-agency/cross-border cooperation.







Model Legislation

Reference Materials and Guides


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