WE ROUTINELY PARTNER WITH KEY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO SHARE INFORMATION, SUPPORT THEIR INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES AND SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME.
The relationships ELI has developed over the years have led to very close, ongoing collaborations with Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies who are the appreciative recipients of the Confidential Intelligence Briefs (CIB) produced by ELI. The CIB is arguably the most important piece of output from our intelligence and investigative activities.
We also participate as speakers at capacity building and training events. Example of these collaborations include:
Organized by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ELI took part in the Environmental Crimes Trans-Border Financial Investigations Training (TBFIT), held in Bangkok, Thailand, August 20-24, 2018.
The training brought together various law enforcement agencies from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, and intergovernmental organizations, to enhance cooperation and information sharing among southeast Asian countries in the fight against, and prevention of, environmental crimes.
In Guayaquil, Ecuador, ELI took part in the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) regional workshop on Crime in the fisheries sector, focused on economic crimes and corruption along the fish value chain and the role of organized crime.
Organized by UNODC and the Government of Ecuador, there were official delegations from various Latin American countries including Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru’, Argentina, Panama, and Chile.
In Mexico City, the ELI’s team meet with the Head of the Mexican Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon, and his staff. Admiral Soberon was able to review the confidential findings from Operation Fake Gold, the content of which should help guide future actions on the part of the Mexican Government. Earth League International’s director Andrea Crosta shared the Confidential Intelligence Brief (CIB) with the Mexican Navy and other Mexican authorities.