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Support for the decentralization of the technical assistance services of the Criminal Investigations Directorate of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Guatemala

Guatemala, January 29, 2021. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) through its office in Guatemala, in the framework of the project "Strengthening capacity to prevent and combat cybercrime and Internet crimes against children in Central America" funded by the Government of Canada, held the workshop "Sociabilization of UAT Services".

The workshop was attended by 64 assistants and prosecutors from the region of Zacapa, Chiquimula, Izabal and El Progreso with the aim of strengthening their knowledge in the preservation of digital evidence and the socialization of services of the Unit.

These two workshops are part of the opening plan of the Regional Technical Assistance Unit (UAT) of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (DICRI) in Zacapa, Guatemala, which will be held on February 12. This Unit will provide support in the work plan of the Public Prosecutor's Office to reduce the delay in the analysis of digital devices.

The training included the presentation of the specialist and regional expert in Computer Forensics Miguel Alas Alfaro, from the UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime, who spoke about the challenges in the presentation of digital evidence and electronic evidence in criminal proceedings.Under the framework of this project, UNODC has created two (2) Regional Technical Assistance Units (UAT) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DICRI) in Peten and Quetzaltenango; the headquarters in Zacapa would add to the efforts to decentralize the services provided by the Unit to the DICRI and the Department of Analysis of Computer Crime and Cybercrime -DADIC-.
The location of the new UAT headquarters has a significant strategic value, and also has the vision of providing coverage to the nearest departments to expedite criminal investigation processes.