A total of 50 Colombian police trainers specializing in criminal investigation are in the process of training 11,500 of judicial officers from Mexico’s federal police, according to an official statement released on Thursday.
General Oscar Naranjo, director of the Colombian police, said that the training was part of a co-operative program, which is currently in place between a number of countries, including Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Paraguay and the West Indies.
In addition to the training of judicial officers, General Naranjo said that more than one hundred Mexican officials, including governors, mayors, prosecutors and police chiefs are involved in the Diploma of Administration and Police Services Management, directed by Colombian experts.
“The support also includes the training of shock troops and special forces jungle intervention teams that train Mexico’s elite intervention forces.” Naranjo added.
It was also revealed that 12 African nations have signed agreements with the Colombian government and its police, to initiate processes to strengthen their police forces.
“At this point, particularly in Sierra Leone is working hard our presence in the fight against drug trafficking,” the officer stated.