Peru highlights EU support to tackle drug trafficking and organized crime

14:36 | Lima, Apr. 3.

A delegation of European Union (EU) officials visited Peru's Academy of Magistrates (AMAG) headquarters to present progress made by the Andean country in the implementation of strategies to combat drug trafficking and organized crime.

In this sense, EU officials held a meeting with AMAG's Board of Directors Chairman Pedro Chavarry.

At the gathering, they explained details of the project to strengthen and articulate the Inca country's schools of judges, prosecutors, and police officers in order to fight organized crime.

The event also addressed the possibility of exchanging technical and academic assistance, as well as receiving resources for the training of magistrates and the implementation of laboratories that contribute to improving investigation processes.

For his part, Chavarry thanked Europe's support to Peru for the strengthening of the aforementioned institutions, which will enable the nation to raise the level of training.

"A greater coordination in the work undertaken by the Judicial Branch, the Public Ministry, and the National Police will lead to better results in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and organized crime," he remarked.

The EU delegation was composed of Cooperation Head in Peru Stefaan Pauwels, Cooperation and Development Attaché Emmanuel Hondrat, and National Strategy for the Fight Against Drugs in Peru Support Project Manager Enrique Duran Boyero. 


Published: 4/3/2018