The Civil Guard participates in the largest international operation against drug trafficking

Since the beginning of the ORIÓN operation, led by the Colombian Navy and involving 51 military and civilian police forces and agencies from 29 countries, more than 280 tons of cocaine and 63 tons of marijuana have been seized

In this edition, the Civil Guard has contributed resources and units from the Maritime Service and Air Service for maritime and air interdiction in the eastern Atlantic; as well as the Judicial Police units for the exchange of criminal investigation and international dialogue, among others

The Civil Guard has participated for the third consecutive year in the sixth edition of the ORIÓN operation, the largest investigation carried out internationally against drug trafficking.

Since the beginning of this operation, led by the Colombian Navy and involving 51 military and civilian police forces and agencies from 29 countries, more than 280 tons of cocaine and 63 tons of marijuana have been seized. Specifically, the Civil Guard has seized a total of 11,382 kilos of cocaine. To do this, it has developed specific operations individually or jointly with other international police forces and agencies.
In this edition, the Civil Guard has contributed its resources and units of the Maritime Service and Air Service for maritime and air interdiction in the eastern Atlantic. In the same way, the units of the fiscal protection in ports and airports have been coordinated, as well as the units of the Judicial Police for the exchange of criminal investigation and international dialogue.
In addition, it is worth highlighting the participation of the Corps liaison officers in Colombia, as well as the use of the Coordination Center for Maritime Surveillance of Coasts and Borders (CECORVIGMAR –NCC EUROSUR) for the coordination of naval and air operations of maritime surveillance in the Spanish territorial sea.
With all of this, the Civil Guard is consolidated in Colombia as a reference police force within the multilateral effort against international cocaine trafficking in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea.

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