Bolivian police officers have received training in creating practical tools that improve their investigation techniques in both areas
The closing ceremony of the Forensic Computing training activity that has been taking place in recent weeks in the framework of the project on the fight against drug trafficking and related crimes in Bolivia, financed by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, was held at the AECID Training Centre in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
The closing ceremony was attended by the Government Minister of Bolivia, Carlos Romero Bonifaz, who was presented with the police manuals on Forensic Computing and Laundering of Illicit Profits developed during the training.
The Forensic Computing Manual has four modules that focus on intelligence using open sources; documents and multimedia storage, recovery and analysis; digital evidence on mobile devices; and social engineering.
“Mobile phones and smartphones have become an integral part of people’s daily lives. They are therefore a common tool in almost any crime. What’s more, it is almost impossible to think of a device as personal as a mobile phone, which is more personal than even a personal computer. Both these facts make it a common source of digital evidence, which is the objective of this module, studying this from the point of view of forensic and expert computer science. Unlocking, retrieving and analysing information on mobile devices”, highlighted Javier Navarro, project technician and inspector of the National Police.
This manual, closely linked to the one on illegal trafficking of controlled substances, aims to be a tool that guarantees optimal operation and development of investigative activities by police forces working on illegal profits or money laundering.
It also includes actions to be taken by the investigator when a case is assigned for investigation, and contemplates formats for the elaboration of documents pertaining to the investigative process until referral to the competent authority.