The MCBS-UE project trains trainers from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to fight human trafficking and organised crime in the Caribbean
The plan to fight organised crime in the Caribbean, MCBS-EU, financed by the European Union and overseen by FIIAPP, has worked together with the Dominican Republic’s National School of Migration and its counterparts in Haiti and in the training of “Trainers for the detection of falsified travel documents at the border”.
Falsified travel documents are used to promote people smuggling, human trafficking, drug trafficking and the movement of terrorists. The use of false documentation by international criminal and human trafficking organisations poses a challenge for their detection. Once those responsible are arrested, it is difficult to attribute other crimes committed previously or in other places to them, hence the importance of authenticating the documents of people arrested for this type of crime in order to establish their real identity as soon as possible.
To help solve this problem, training has been given at the National Migration School, which has been aimed primarily at employees at institutions in charge of border inspection and control of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, whose main aim is to train the troops in the skills they require in order to be able to determine the validity of travel and other official documents.
This activity has also allowed the security forces and bodies of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to exchange information and future skills to carry out joint operations to combat human trafficking and organised crime.