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Ross Mooney, from U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, presents “Drug Trafficking Trends - South West Asian Opiates” April 12 to 87 participants from 60 countries attending the Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center photo by Christine June /RELEASED)

By GCMC PAO

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 11, 2016) – Ross Mooney, from U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, presents “Drug Trafficking Trends - South West Asian Opiates” April 12 to 87 participants from 60 countries attending the Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Participants also learned about Drug Trafficking Trends in Latin America, Europe and Africa by an official from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and James Crotty from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Held twice a year, the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime focuses on 21st century national security threats as a result of illicit trafficking and other criminal activities.

This program examines the major methods by which transnational criminal and terrorist organizations engage in criminal activities for profit.

Part of the Marshall Center’s transnational curriculum, this is the third iteration of the CTOC program, the first under this name.

The program was previously titled Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking.

The DIA provides military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers and force planners in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition.  The agency plans, manages and executes intelligence operations during peacetime, crisis and war.

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States.

The Mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic.  

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