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Sixth Multilateral Maritime Interdiction and Prosecution Summit

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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The sixth iteration of the Multilateral Maritime Interdiction & Prosecution Summit (MMIPS) was held August 7th-8th, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Facilitated by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and funded by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the MMIPS is a continuing dialogue between maritime and justice sectors of Central and Eastern Caribbean transit zone countries.

Since its inception in 2014, the overall focus and objective is to promote regional awareness of air/surface threats, multinational cooperation, judicial/prosecutorial challenges, training, and logistics necessary to improve mission readiness for interdiction assets. The U.S. Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is sponsoring the attendance of participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Regional Security System (RSS).

The two-day summit includes remarks from international partners, CARICOM, IMPACS, RSS, senior U.S. State Department, USCG, and other U.S. Government officials, and two work groups addressing combined operations and post-interdiction legal processes and procedures, achieving regional maritime interoperability to effectively combat illicit trafficking in the transit zone, and complements the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). The 6th MMIPS included remarks by Mr. Richard Glenn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, senior officials from the Bahamian Government, and Rear Admiral Peter Brown, USCG Seventh District Commander.

The 5th MMIPS was held July 18-19, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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