Published February 14, 2020
The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA San Salvador) closed this day the small Arms Trafficking course, which was taught by instructors from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (ATF).
The main beneficiaries of such important training were law enforcement officials from Brazil, Grenada, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and El Salvador.
The fluidity and use of firearms by criminals is a constant that puts the lives of citizens in any part of the world at risk. Among the different crimes that law enforcement professionals fight day by day and involving weapons are: Corruption, robberies, trafficking in persons, organized crime, among others.
That is the reason the course focused on areas related to firearms trafficking, including identification and tracing, identification of home-made and counterfeit weapons, 3D printing of firearms, social network exploitation, Internet investigation techniques, the operational planning, and techniques to detect deceit in trafficking cases.
ILEA San Salvador, aware of the networking needs among the different countries in cases of crimes involving firearms, will continue to support these types of courses and urges participants to create bonds of cooperation and friendship to form a common front against transnational crime in the region.