The OPFA WASTE Fourth Operational Workshop took place in Rome, at the Carabinieri Command for Environmental Protection and Ecological Transition, on 15-16 June 2022. A total of 24 stakeholders from 10 different Member States representing the law enforcement community, environmental inspectors, customs, EU and UN Agencies joined around the presentation of the Final Investigative Methodology for preventing Illicit Waste Trafficking, to the aim of validating its contents in respect of the classified nature of the document.
Under the coordination of the OPFA WASTE consortium partners, the workshop was also an opportunity to present the Research on Transfrontier Shipments of Waste conducted by a team of Researchers and Data Analysts, together with the transnational illicit waste trafficking cases supported by the Facility, highlighting criminal modus operandi and investigative methodologies applied by investigators from Italy, Croatia, Spain and Slovenia, all of which conveyed into the Final Methodology.
The fourth and final event under Work Package 2 concludes the series of workshops aimed at updating the investigative methodology against Illicit Waste Trafficking.
The Final Investigative Methodology document is a milestone of the OPFA WASTE project, combining theoretical knowledge with its practical applications throughout the Operational Facility life, in a circular mechanism resulting in a guidance for daily police operations.