Colombia and Mexico have agreed to share intelligence as part of a new bilateral pact to fight drug trafficking.
The countries will exchange weapons smuggling routes, information on specific targets and investigate the possibility of transnational, coordinated police operations, announced Colombia and Mexico’s top prosecutors Tuesday.
The agreement will also target all forms of transnational activity connected to drug trafficking and organized crime, including terrorism, kidnapping, weapons trafficking, money laundering and trafficking in persons, Mexican media reported.
A short statement said Colombia’s Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre Lynett and his Mexican counterpart Marisela Morales signed the agreement Monday.
The deal stems from a push among countries at the Summit of the Americas this past weekend to aggressively pursue new tactics to curb drug trafficking and organized crime in the region.
The head of Colombia’s National Police Oscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo also signed a training pact with the Mexican Federal Ministerial Police to Combat Crime.
Colombia continues to push drug legalization as a possible solution to organized crime.
“We have to keep knocking on the door,” Colombian Senate president Juan Manuel Corzo said Monday.