Published November 09, 2018
Law enforcement officials from Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Panama, Peru, and Suriname participated in the course on Wildlife Border Inspection, which was conducted in cooperation with the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
The course focused on positioning law enforcement with a view to better interpreting wildlife trafficking investigation issues, which was reinforced by field exercises where participants conducted interdiction drills of criminals illegally transporting endangered animal skeletons as well as firearms for hunting them.
Among the topics of which the officials learned more, the following were highlighted: Endangered species law, wildlife trade data, wildlife identification, case initiation and management, digital evidence, crime scene process and forensic technique, surveillance, covert operations, money laundering, interviews, ethics and corruption, written reports and preparation for successfully taking cases to court.
ILEA San Salvador has, as one of its main objectives, the fight against the different crimes that affect society, and to help justice operators, through high-level trainings, apply their knowledge more effectively.