LION DC: Summary of the training for LEAs on the fight against online drug crimes

On 12-14 February 2020, a training course for European LEAs dealing with drug-related crime on the Internet, took place within the LION DC project. The training session was held at the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

The event was organized by the LION DC project partners – Dutch Institute of Technology, Safety and Security (DITSS) together with the Dutch Police, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the KEMEA Centre for Security Studies from Greece. The organization and logistics were managed by the Polish Platform for Homeland Security and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

LEAs representatives from around Europe attended the training session in Krakow.

About twenty LEA representatives from Bulgaria, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Romania and Poland attended this three-day session. Topics such as dark web, TOR browser, cryptocurrencies, OSINT tools and Darknet forensics were covered during the training. It was a practical training which allowed the participants to acquire new knowledge as well as to practice on particular cases, so that they can use it in their everyday work.

The meeting was also attended by people involved in other European projects such as i-LEAD and ANITA projects. The training started with a presentation of the AGH University on the tools developed by Forensic Software Lab (FSLAB) team and dedicated to the LEAs. After the event, a Polish company – DataWalk held a presentation on their analytical solutions aimed at, among others, Dark web.

LION DC is financed by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund Police program. More information about the project can be found on its website and on Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.

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