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Weekly Intelligence Note 19 July 2021

Report Highlights:

  • Europe: Specialist notes lack of encouragement in reporting truck thefts to Europol; only 1% of complaints annually are theft-related
  • Gulf of Guinea: Piracy falls to lowest number of incidents since Q2-2019
  • United Kingdom: Union representative steals £12,000 of cigarettes from warehouse
  • The Netherlands: Customs seizes 500kg of cocaine worth €37.5 million hidden in batch of bananas at port of Rotterdam
  • South Africa: Violent protests from former president’s arrest cause severe disruption to operations at major ports
  • Kenya: Fear of thefts causes coffee societies to deliver small batches to factories
  • Thailand: Police arrest three suspects, seize 10kg of crystal methamphetamine stuffed in mattresses prepared for shipment
  • Brazil: Attempted theft of Cash-in-Transit vehicle by heavily-armed suspects
  • Mexico: Reported Hijacking of truck carrying rolls of steel worth MXN $100,000; driver found tied up inside tractor cabin
  • United States: Reward offered for March 2021 theft of refrigerated trailer carrying food worth $80,000
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