File is not found

Workshop for the design of the cooperation strategy in Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador

Bogota, February 14, 2020. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) delivered a workshop on the design of the cooperation strategy, in order to improve the interdiction of drugs and chemical precursors in the region.

This training was conducted under the project "Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Improve Control of Drug and Precursor Chemical Trafficking in Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador)" and was held in Bogota, Colombia, on February 10-12.
To design the cooperation strategy, inter-institutional teams made up of officials from Colombia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador, under the technical advice of a team of UNODC experts, defined the common threats in the area of trafficking in drugs and chemical precursors and agreed on joint actions to be implemented by area of interdiction (maritime, land, air), as well as with regard to conducting criminal investigations and disrupting illicit economies.
The objectives and fundamental characteristics that a regional cooperation network should have were also proposed. Based on the work done and inputs gathered, the Subregional Cooperation Strategy for Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador will be developed.
Eduardo Loyola, Executive Director of the National Anti-Drug Commission of El Salvador, and Monica Ayala, Executive Director of the National Directorate of Drugs, participated in the opening of this event, in addition to eight professionals from both institutions, from the Attorney General´s Office and the Anti-Narcotics Division, the Division of Property Investigation of Extinction of Ownership and Financial Crimes, and the Technical-Scientific Police Division of the National Police of El Salvador.
Ten professionals from the Narcotics Institute of Costa Rica, the National Coastguard Service, the Directorate of Air Surveillance Service, the Directorate of Border Police, the Fiscal Control Police, the Drug Control Police, the Directorate of Intelligence and National Security, the Judicial Investigation Agency and the Attorney Generals´s Office participated.
Colombia was represented by professionals from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of National Defence, the Air Force, the Navy, the National Police, the Anti-Narcotics Directorate, the Specialized Anti-Money Laundering Directorate and the Criminal Investigation Directorate and INTERPOL.
In addition to the joint work carried out, the event allowed the articulation of relations between professionals in related areas in Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador, as well as the opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned.