Published August 30, 2019
Between August the nineteenth and thirtieth, the International Law Enforcement Academy, ILEA San Salvador, developed two simultaneous courses denominated Inter-institutional Cooperation in Financial Investigations, benefiting seventy five law enforcement agents from the Bahamas, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and El Salvador.
This is the first time that this important type of training has taken place, it was made possible by the joint work of the federal agencies of the United States of America: The Drug Control Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The main objective has been to foster cooperation among the different law enforcement agencies, but also to promote de information and resources exchange to benefit financial investigations, providing participants with the necessary techniques and tools to identify, analyse, and finally prosecute cases related to financial crimes.
The training sessions and conferences were developed using techniques such as guided discussions, research studies analysis, and practical exercises for participants to identify and establishing methods of viable inter-agency cooperation, all enabling them to trace assets, confiscate them, and calculate the illegal proceedings amounts.
Following this dynamic process, the ILEA San Salvador fulfilled its mission, providing law enforcement agents with modern tools and techniques necessary for effective investigations, to identify, solve, and combat crime in the region.