Drug trafficking and drug production are the most profitable criminal activity of organised crime groups active in Europe. According to the 2019 EU Drug Markets Report, the total value of the retail market for illicit drugs in the EU was estimated at EUR 30 billion. There is a need for a comprehensive complete intelligence picture of this type of crime.
-Inquire into developments in the illicit drug market, especially on prevention and new drug production, marketing, and distribution.
-Addressing internet, including darknet, monitoring with regard to drugs
-Provide improved and complete intelligence picture on drug production and trafficking
-Provide a comprehensive risk analysis to security practitioners and policy makers on the new opportunities offered by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of corruptive practices
-Enhance ability of security practitioners to identify organised criminal groups involved in drug production and trafficking at an early stage
-Improved strategies of cooperation between European Police and Border Guards Authorities
-Improved policy-making related to the fight against drug production and trafficking