Second Annual Conference on Drugs in Europe
On 6-7 December 2018, Europol hosted the second annual conference on “Drugs in Europe: a bold law enforcement response.” Delegates from all over the EU, third states, and international organisations discussed the latest developments in illicit drug trafficking.
Faced with an increasing number of organised criminal groups and the supply of illegal drugs, delegates called on Member States to ensure adequate resources to combat them. Furthermore, emphasis was placed on the need for a coordinated response between the EU and Member States as well as the exchange of information, operational cooperation, and coordination of activities between Member States’ law enforcement authorities and Europol. Lastly, delegates underlined the need for effective implementation of comprehensive asset recovery legislation.