MIL-OSI Translation: Colombia and countries of the Caribbean Community – Caricom reaffirm commitment in the fight against transnational organized crime

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

Source: Republic of Colombia

Representatives of the Colombian and Caribbean Police institutions renew their commitment to strengthen the mechanisms and redouble their efforts in the fight against transnational organized crime in the region.
The meeting that takes place in the city of Barranquilla provides for the exchange of successful experiences and training in the investigation model for the persecution of criminal organizations.

Barranquilla, October 6, 2021. The police chiefs of Colombia and the countries of the Caribbean Community – Caricom, together with invited countries, meet to join forces, advance coordinated international cooperation actions and define a regional police strategy that allows dismantle and discourage criminal transactions.

Colombia, due to its long history through its police forces and entities of the national defense and security system in the fight against the global phenomenon of organized transnational crime, has established the meeting “Transfer of knowledge and technical cooperation for the fight against Organized Transnational Crime (DOT) ”.

This meeting, which takes place in Barranquilla from October 6 to 7, is attended by 27 experts from 12 countries, including Colombia, to discuss priority issues such as: institutional transformation models for police forces, tools for crime prediction, security and coexistence and regional strategic appreciation of the fight against drug trafficking and related crimes.

“Colombia and the Caribbean countries have been strengthening their actions and recognizing the need to cooperate jointly, as established during the Summit of Foreign Ministers of Colombia and the Caricom countries in June 2019, where the history of security was recognized. and defense of the country that has the Colombian Police, ”said Viviana Manrique Zuluaga, director of the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, APC-Colombia.

For his part, the deputy director of the National Police, Major General Hoover Penilla, said: “International cooperation between the different police officers is essential to identify the trends of transnational organized crime in a post-pandemic scenario, in which it is beginning to show a higher crime incidence in several countries of the world. Our job is to contain the different manifestations of crime, based on the design and strengthening of police strategies for international synergy and integration of efforts ”.

The attending countries are Belize, Curaçao, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago; and as invited countries are: El Salvador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and the United Arab Emirates; in addition to two multilateral organizations.

This space for dialogue is possible thanks to the joint work between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation APC-Colombia and the National Police, which is part of the projects approved in the Mixed Commission for Technical and Cultural Cooperation , Educational and Sports between Colombia and the Caribbean countries.

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