Thursday, December 1, 2011

New German / Dutch Task-force created

On 17 November Germany and the Netherlands joined forces to create a task-force to track down people who assist Somali piracy. 

Heading the task-force are both the Dutch and German Public Prosecutor’s Offices and also involved are the British National Criminal Investigation Service, (a group focussing on immigration, organised and financial crime), the FBI office in Berlin, and Eurojust and Europol (Europol is the EU's official criminal intelligence agency and Eurojust is its prosecution unit).
Europol, Eurojust and Interpol have been working together on a counter-piracy project since early 2010; this latest joint Dutch-German project focuses on people assisting so-called pirates.