MIL-OSI Translation: Institutions from Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador meet to strengthen capacities in the fight against drug trafficking and chemical precursors supported by UNODC

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –

Source: Republic of Colombia

San Salvador, El Salvador. On September 7, 2021, the second meeting of the project for Strengthening institutional capacity to improve the control of drug trafficking and chemical precursors in Latin America was held in San Salvador. This project, coordinated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), brings together Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador in a Subregional Network that seeks to increase cooperation and communication in real time of the institutions in charge of the interdiction of illicit drug trafficking in the three countries.

Colombia participates in this project through the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Justice and Law, the National Navy – Directorate against Drugs, the Antinarcotics Directorate of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office. During the event, the delegations of the three countries shared focal points, relevant documentation and good practices, in addition to initiating the formation of a platform that will allow these institutions to come into closer contact at the subregional level.

The project, whose series of meetings will culminate in Cartagena in October, also seeks to prepare a Subregional Strategy and a follow-up mechanism to improve the interdiction of drug trafficking and chemical precursors. This initiative is funded by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

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