The Expert Group on Drugs Online provides a platform for co-operation between law enforcement officials and experts on drug-related cybercrime online, connecting specialists from law enforcement (customs, police, prosecutors, judges, computer crime specialists, specialised investigators), scientists and researchers, relevant international organisations and private sector partners, notably IT companies, specialists in virtual currencies, security experts, mail and express mail companies and internet providers.
- Examine specific threats to society regarding drug trafficking and money laundering involving the use of online trade, anonymising techniques, internet and darknet facilities, including social media, and the use of mail and express courier services;
- Build a network of experts and actors involved in the detection of online drug sales at every stage up to and including payment for and delivery of the drugs;
- Increase the effectiveness of the entire criminal justice sequence: close any gaps in the judicial chain from the identification of suspect consignments, to investigation, evidence collection, prosecution, and sanctions in online drug sale cases and moneylaundering, in particular through virtual currencies.
Date and place for the yearly law enforcement meetings can be consulted in the Pompidou Group's calendar of activities.
Law enforcement agents can contact their Permanent Correspondent to be nominated for annual meetings.
Officers from non-member states may contact the Secretariat for further information.