Police Chiefs Meet in El Salvador to Debate Strategies against Drug Trafficking
By Dialogo September 09, 2011
Police chiefs from Central America, Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean began a three-day meeting in El Salvador intended to share information and refine strategies against drug activities.
The event, which began on September 7, includes two workshops, one focused on the “statistical processes” of daily activity and the other on “analyzing and exchanging information on the subject of drug trafficking,” a statement issued by the Salvadoran National Civil Police (PNC) specified.
“One of the commitments by the participating nations is to strengthen the mechanisms of information exchange and create a containment wall against organized crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism, and other related offenses,” the institution indicated.
Representatives from 13 security agencies from 11 countries are participating in the meeting, which was inaugurated by the director of the PNC, Commissioner Carlos Ascencio.
A spokesperson for the Central American Integration System (SICA) told AFP that the police chiefs’ meeting is following up on the regional security strategy that was approved in Guatemala in June and will encompass 22 projects with the aim of containing crime in general.