Published June 28, 2019
The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA San Salvador) Successfully completed two courses on Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Minors in which seventy officials from Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and El Salvador participated thanks to the support of professionals from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The training was developed as an introduction to the causes of these crimes, which are generally related to trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation, recruitment, transportation, provision or procurement of persons for forced labour, fraud or coercion of persons submitted to involuntary servitude, peonage or slavery, among others.
The course focused on analysing the impact of human trafficking worldwide, specifically its connection to smuggling, covering topics such as exploitation, coercion for the purpose of economic or sexual exploitation, and criminal organizations that rely on long-term exploitation to produce profits at the expense of vulnerable people.
At the closing ceremony Commissioner Darwin Arévalo Magaña expressed his gratitude for having been part of this prestigious institution of which he was the Director General on behalf of the Government of El Salvador to date. He also stated that he is ready for new dispositions in his police career, always focused on fighting crime through the application of the law.