In the framework of project SIRAS -Strengthening the fight against firearms trafficking in Southeastern Europe, on 26 November 2019, at the headquarters of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, the Director General of SELEC, Mrs. Snejana Maleeva handed over to the Romanian authorities, in the presence of the Head of the Romanian Police, Mr. Liviu Vasilescu, the IT equipment (hardware and software) for online/Dark Web investigations procured for this purpose within the project.
One of the very successful and appreciated activities carried out by SELEC under Project SIRAS was the training course on Firearms trafficking investigations on the Surface Web and the Dark Net addressed to the police officers of the SELEC Member States, training delivered in two steps, a beginner’s module and an advanced module.
Following the advanced session, the participant countries’ authorities were provided by SELEC with both the knowledge and the means to undertake complex online investigations.
Project SIRAS, co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, aims at strengthening the capacities of the law enforcement agencies in South-East Europe in fighting firearms trafficking. The project envisages to support the use in the EU Member States and the SELEC Member Countries of data collection/analytic capabilities regarding firearms and to strengthen the investigation capacity, as well as joint investigations, police cooperation and standardization between law enforcement authorities in the region.