Ecuador and Bolivia Assess Progress in Fight Against Drugs and Human Trafficking

On June 14, 2013 La Razón reported that the respective Interior Ministers of Ecuador and Bolivia, José Serrano and Carlos Romero, have met in Quito to assess their countries’ progress in policies targeting drugs and human trafficking, including migrant smuggling.

According to a statement from the Ecuadoran Ministry of Interior, the two ministers also discussed issues related to police intelligence training, road safety, vehicular traffic control and accident investigations, road safety and traffic engineering. Additionally, they discussed training personnel and dogs to detect drugs in different forms and varieties. During the meeting, the delegations from Ecuador and Bolivia agreed to strengthen formal mechanisms for the exchange of information between the two countries’ respective police forces, in order to increase cooperation in the fight against organized crime. Read Article

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