Peru, UK reiterate commitment to cooperation against organized crime

12:32 | Lima, May. 17.

The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to further supporting Peru in its fight against organized crime by modernizing its police forces, enhancing its capacities and institutional integrity, as well as combating corruption in the Interior Ministry.

The announcement was made at a meeting between Interior Minister Mauro Medina Guimaraes and UK Ambassador to Lima Kate Harrisson, who examined the work carried out in coordination with specialized police units.

The high-level officials stressed the importance of training and technology support —provided by British authorities— in forensic investigation and the fight against drug trafficking.

Likewise, they highlighted the results obtained by Peru's National Anti-Drug Agency (Dirandro), as well as in terms of the fight against asset laundering, human trafficking, and child pornography.

Another issue discussed at the meeting had to do with the sustained support by British police bodies such as College of Policing or London's Metropolitan Police.

Medina and Harrisson noted the excellent working relationship between the British Embassy in Lima and the National Crime Agency (NCA) on one side, and Peru's Interior Ministry and National Police on the other side.

Both authorities agreed on the importance of expanding and identifying new areas of cooperation in order to continue the joint fight against transnational organized crime.


Published: 5/17/2018
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