Introductory Course: Drug Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime

O Introductory Course: Drug Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime aims to present the functioning and trends of illicit markets, as well as pointing out the response of the Brazilian authorities to these questions and enabling participants to seek relevant data and sources of information on the subjects addressed.

Aimed at journalists, students, researchers, Public Security forces agents and other interested parties, the course is online, free and self-instructional, lasting two hours and certified by UNODC Global eLearning.

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what will you learn

1 Module: Introduction to the topic of drug trafficking and transnational organized crime (60min duration)

  • Main international agreements to which Brazil is a signatory;
  • Brazilian drug policy legislation;
  • Illicit financial flows and Brazil's challenges in the transnational drug market;
  • Data on drug supply in Brazil and at regional level;
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and how Early Warning Systems (RAS) operate;
  • How Brazilian authorities respond to cross-border crimes related to drug trafficking;
  • How assets seized from drug trafficking are managed and used to fund public drug policy in Brazil.

2 Module: Data and information on the illicit drug market (30min duration)

  • It presents several sources of reliable information on the subject and main national and international publications in the area;
  • Global Perspective: World Drug Report; Cocaine Insights;
  • Data on the illicit drug market in Latin America and Brazil.

3 Module: Trends on the illicit drug market (30min duration)

  • Adaptation of organized crime to the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil and the impact of the pandemic on Brazilian illicit markets;
  • First Brazilian SAR report on drugs;
  • Main illicit substances detected in Brazil;
  • Differences between actors in the illicit drug market and factors that influence the variation in illicit drug prices.