Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador Increase Police Cooperation against Crime
By Dialogo December 08, 2010The chiefs of police of Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador met in Lima to exchange information in the fight against transnational crime and about citizen safety, the Peruvian interior minister, Miguel Hidalgo, announced.
“The police chiefs’ visit is an opportunity to exchange information in the fight against transnational crime, strengthen ties of cooperation and mutual-aid agreements, and strengthen citizen safety,” the minister told the press.
The director of the Carabineros, the Chilean national paramilitary police force, Eduardo Gordón, the commandant-general of the Ecuadorean Police, Fausto Franco López, the director-general and commandant-general of the Argentine Gendarmes, Héctor Bernabé, and the director of the Peruvian Police, Gen. Raúl Becerra, participated in the meeting.
The top-ranking police chiefs received decorations from the Interior Ministry in recognition of their collaboration with the Peruvian police.
In addition, the police chiefs were received by President Alan García in a private meeting at the Government Palace.