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Country Strategy for Institutional Strengthening in the Interdiction of Drug Trafficking and Chemical Precursors Presented

San Salvador, December 10, 2019. Accompanied by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in El Salvador and the PROJUST-UNODC Programme, the National Anti-Drug Commission of El Salvador (CNA), together with authorities from the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Ministry of National Defence and the National Directorate of Medicines, presented the "Country Strategy for Institutional Strengthening in the Interdiction of Drugs and Chemical Precursors".

This document is the product of UNODC's technical support through the Project "Strengthening institutional capacity to improve the control of trafficking in drugs and chemical precursors in Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador)", an initiative of UNODC Colombia in coordination with UNODC-ROPAN and UNODC-POSAL.
The objective of this strategy is to strengthen compliance with the objectives and targets of the National Anti-Drug Strategy of the Government of the Republic of El Salvador 2016-2021.
The specific objectives of the interdiction strategy are: 1) To update drug regulations and strengthen their application; 2) To strengthen co-responsibility between the institutional framework and the CNA; 3) To revitalize the institutional articulation mechanism and 4) To identify lines of action to improve institutional capacities.

The lines of intervention through which the strategy will be implemented are Maritime Interdiction, Land Interdiction, Air Interdiction, Criminal Investigation and Illicit Economies through a focus on strategic actions of a normative, political and operational nature.
The institutions that participated in the elaboration of this strategy are: Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, National Civil Police, Ministry of National Defence, National Council for the Administration of Goods, National Directorate of Medicines, Autonomous Executive Port Commission, General Directorate of Customs, General Directorate of Migration and Aliens and the Financial Intelligence Unit.

The strategy presented will serve as a basis for articulation with counterpart strategies in Costa Rica and Colombia covering all three countries.