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The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the European Union (EU) are partners in a project called “COLIBRI”, which aims to step up international coordination and efforts with the aim of combating organized crime and the challenges posed by illicit trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in West and Central Africa. The COLIBRI Project is part of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) of the European Union. The Geoportal and its main features are developed within the framework of the Project and are entirely dedicated to the monitoring and control of General Aviat.


COLIBRI holds Regional Focal Point Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

As part of the COLIBRI Project on General Aviation, implemented by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and funded by the European Union (EU), the first Regional Focal Point Meeting was held from 26 to 28 February 2024 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

Inter-agency cooperation – the case of Argentina

By Mauricio Víctor Jáuregui, Head of Drug Trafficking Investigations Division 3, Drug Trafficking Department, General Directorate of Customs, Argentine Republic. In Argentina, the Customs, the National Gendarmerie, the Argentine Naval Prefecture, the Airport Security Police and the Federal Police are all responsible for protecting the country’s territory.

The COLIBRI Project organises the 5th Expert Coordination Meeting at the WCO

Brussels November 2023, the 5th COLIBRI Expert Coordination Meeting was held in Brussels at the World Customs Organization’s premises and marked a significant milestone to kick off with the COLIBRI Project’s 2nd phase aimed at Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation (GA).

Who are we?


The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC), is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.

Today, the WCO represents 186 Customs administrations across the globe, which collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global center of customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in customs matters and can rightly call itself the voice of the international customs community.

For more information about the WCO visit the web site




European Union

The Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union:

For more than ten years, the Cocaine and Heroin Route Programmes of the European Union have strived to address the challenges of an often-fragmented law enforcement approach along established illicit trafficking routes into the EU.

From source to destination, countries located along illicit trafficking routes often suffer the harmful consequences that affect daily life. Fostering violence and corruption and undermining good governance, illicit trafficking jeopardises national security and economic prosperity, leads to public health problems and causes significant environmental damage.