What are the opportunities and risks of the application of controlled
delivery method in investigation of drug trafficking networks?
Instruction: Using PowerPoint, make a presentation based on the crime scene
investigation of a controlled drug trafficking delivery, below. To complete the
task, ensure that you:
(i) Give details of methods which investigators would use in
performing this operation.
(ii) Illustrate each step with diagrams, pictures and/or sketches.
(iii) Illustrate the type of equipment and tools necessary for undercover
(iv) Include what investigative response would be necessary to carry
out undercover operation.
(v) Complete the presentation between 15-25 minutes.
Date administered: April 22, 2021 – Due date: April 29, 2021
(vi) Your video should be on when making your presentation.
(vii) Avoid continuous reading from the screen, engage in discussion
when answering each question.
On 13 June 2011, the French authorities requested the help of the
Moroccan Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale – the countries’
national security agency – to organize a controlled delivery. This
operation sought to dismantle a criminal organization specialized in drug
trafficking between Morocco and the Paris region, in France. The
investigation established that the head of the criminal organization had
appointed a French national to supervise the transport of an unknown
number of controlled drugs. The drug was concealed in an oil cargo, in an
“Iveco” van. On 18 June 2011, the police forces of the Tanger-Med
seaport eased the transit of the van. Once it reached Séte, in Southern
France, the van was closely monitored until reaching the location of the
cargo’s unloading. As a result of this controlled delivery, 11 people were
apprehended in several cities in France and a large quantity of cannabis
resin was seized.
A successful controlled delivery operation in a drug trafficking case
Questions to consider:
- What are the opportunities and risks of the application of controlled
delivery method in investigation of drug trafficking networks? (3
- What factors led to a successful controlled delivery investigation?
Identify the evidence in the case and any additional evidence. (4
- What conditions must be met by the law enforcement before the
implementation of a controlled delivery technique? Can this be
classified as entrapment? (5 marks)
- What are the forensic implications on evidence for a drug related
crime? (4 marks)
- Consider the laws of search, arrest, and seizure on how law
enforcement was able to apprehend 11 people. (4 marks)