Published April 29, 2022
Two important courses aimed at reinforcing the knowledge of law enforcement officers in the fight against organized crime structures wrapped up this Friday at ILEA San Salvador.
One of them dealt with Arms Trafficking and was taught by agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to 24 representatives from the Bahamas, Brazil, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and El Salvador.
This training covered areas related to the identification and tracing of homemade and counterfeit firearms, as well as techniques for investigating weapons that are illegally traded over the Internet, security and operational planning.
In addition, the Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs course, which was developed and taught by experts in Clandestine Labs of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) training center, was completed.
A total of 25 officers from Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic and El Salvador participated in the training, which was designed to provide technical forensic information on the latest trends in synthetic drugs and emerging techniques of illicit drug production with a legal approach.