U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime Law Enforcement and the Brazilian Federal Police to co-host the 22nd Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 7th & 8th. The Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit (MMCDS) joins 125 maritime counter drug professionals from the operational and legal communities representing nearly 25 countries across North, South, and Central America, Europe and the Caribbean to discuss how to deter, detect, and disrupt transnational organized criminal networks, prosecute those who operate them, and improve citizen security and national stability of key regional partners.
MMCDS discussions focus on regional awareness of the air/surface threats, multinational cooperation, and judicial/prosecutorial challenges. The MMCDS also supports key elements of February 9, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking, the State Department’s Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) and the USCG’s Western Hemisphere Strategy.
For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.