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Presentation of Results of the Section against Cybercrimes of the National Civil Police of Guatemala

Guatemala City, May 30, 2019. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) and the National Civil Police presented the Results of the Section against Cybercrimes, as part of the Project "Strengthening capacities to prevent and combat cybercrime and Internet crimes against children" funded by Canada and implemented by the UNODC Office in Guatemala.


The event took place in the offices of the Section against Cybercrimes of the Specialized Division of Criminal Investigation of the National Civil Police of Guatemala, with the participation of the Ambassador of Canada in Guatemala, Ms. Rita Rudaitis-Renaud, the Vice Minister of Information and Communication Technologies of the Ministry of Interior of Guatemala, Mr. Gabriel Juárez Lucas, Sub Director General of Criminal Investigation, Mr. Héctor Gómez, Chief of the Specialized Division in Criminal Investigation, Mr. Adal Rodríguez Najarro, and Luisa Fernández of UNODC Guatemala.

UNODC has strengthened the Section against Cybercrimes throughout the three-year project with training for the investigation of cybercrimes and internet enable crimes, computer equipment, forensic tools and equipment, specialized software, office furniture and international exchange visits. The staff of this Section has been trained in Forensic Computer Law, Digital Evidence, Forensic Analysis Techniques, Deep Web, Cryptocurrencies, Cyberterrorism and Cybersecurity, OSINT methods, forensic reports, among others.

The Section Against Cybercrimes will assist prosecutors in diverse investigations with specialized staff in the investigation of cybercrime and will advise other Departments of the Specialized Division in Criminal Investigation who conduct investigations of internet-enable crimes. During 2016 the Section received 160 cases, in 2018 received 667 cases and at May 2019, 396 cases, showing a considerable increase since the beginning of the project. The project was carried out thanks to the Government of Canada and its generous financial support within the Crime Prevention Capacity Development Program (ACCBP).