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The training provided by Spanish and French police has several objectives, one of which is updating the Idos intelligence analysis system.
Photograph taken during the training programme in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
The city of Santa Cruz has hosted a training activity on intelligence analysis, intended to enhance response capacity in research, and simplify evidence gathering on criminals engaged in illegal drug trafficking.
This training, part of the project to fight drug trafficking and related offences in Bolivia, financed by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, was delivered by the Spanish and French police to 30 police officers belonging to different Bolivian Police intelligence units.
In this context, the information was analysed using intelligence software to give a better understanding of the criminal networks’ internal functioning, to enable their subsequent dismantling.
“It is essential to strengthen the technological capacities, using new information analysis tools, to adequately process large volumes of data and information, under high security standards, in line with specific requirements and needs in investigations,” said Javier Navarro, project technical expert and Spanish National Police inspector.
The enactment of Bolivian Law 913 on controlled substances last year has enabled investments in new research techniques such as wiretapping, effective collaboration and payments to informants.Tools that are currently in useI, making it possible to obtain large sets of information that then need to be analysed by police specialists before being forwarded to research groups to guide them through their own investigations.
The use of techniques like data and text mining, links and social networks analysis , makes it possible to identify patterns, networks, nodes and other essential content for intelligence work.