• E. Africa tries to stem heroin tide

    Region is a key smuggling route for Afghan heroin. East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling: U.N By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI¬†(Reuters) – East African states worried by […]

  • Fisheries Crime: Bridging the Gap

    ‘Fish piracy’ and Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) a huge issue. Fisheries Crime: Bridging the Gap Op-Ed by Dr Mary Ann Palma-Robles Fisheries crime is a major and increasingly […]

  • Kenya seizes 341-kg heroin haul

    Another drug interdiction on a known smuggling route. Kenya seizes 341-kg heroin haul on ship in Mombasa By Joseph Akwiri ¬†MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police on Tuesday seized 341.7 […]

  • Pirate prison on verge of closure

    Electricity bills could force closure of Puntland pirate prison. Somalia: Danish-funded Prison facility in Puntland on verge of closure A 500-bed prison facility in the state capital of Garowe is […]

  • Seafarer charity helped Albedo escape

    UNODC and MPHRP worked together to free hostages. Seafarer charity helped Albedo escape A seafarer charity played a leading role in the successful escape of 11 seafarers held by Somali […]

  • Organized crime continues to affect West African countries

    A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows that transnational organized crime markets continue to fuel instability and hinder development in West Africa. Transnational organized […]

  • We Must Isolate Piracy Ringleaders and Financiers

    We must isolate piracy’s ringleaders and financiers, says UNODC Chief as counter-piracy mission ends in Mauritius. Counter-piracy mission reinforces regional cooperation, but future work is to focus on Somalia by […]

  • UNDOC on Piracy

    According to Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime,¬†“Piracy is also an issue of social and economic development as well as the rule of law […]

  • Danger Zone

    It is not just the officers of crews of merchant ships who fall victim to the perils of piracy. According to a presentation at the World Maritime University, a third […]