The visit to Spain is part of the European project led by the FIIAPP to combat drug trafficking in Peru
Two delegations of Peruvian justice and security specialists have visited Spain to learn first-hand how the justice and security sectors are working to address the challenge of drug trafficking.
Peruvian justice experts from the National Board of Justice, the National Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Academy of the Judiciary, the Supreme Court and the Academy of the Judiciary have learned about the training processes of Spanish judges and prosecutors, in order to assess the possibilities of being able to replicate these models in Peruvian institutions. To this end, they visited the General Council of the Judiciary, the State Attorney General’s Office, the Centre for Legal Studies of the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial School.
Nathalie Ingaruca Ruiz, Director General of the Peruvian Academy of the Judiciary, said that the visit “has been very beneficial in terms of work, professionally and personally because it was a first-hand experience with many of our peers in Spain, learning how they carry out academic activities from their conception to their execution”.
On the other hand, the security delegation formed by members of the Peruvian National Police (DIRANDRO), the National Public Prosecutor’s Office and the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT), have learned about the techniques and methodologies used to optimise passenger and goods controls at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport and the Port of Valencia.
Some of the issues addressed in both locations have been the physical inspection of luggage or ways of concealing drugs, with the aim of incorporating new skills, abilities and knowledge in the development of their activities in Peru to improve the levels of effectiveness and efficiency.
The second technical non-commissioned officer of the Peruvian National Police, Mónica Zevallos Revilla, stressed that this exchange has allowed her “to learn about the work carried out by the National Police and the Guardia Civil of Spain, without a doubt the methods and techniques learned will allow me to be more effective in the work I carry out in the Anti-Drugs Department of Jorge Chávez International Airport”.
For her part, Aleida Lourdes Rodríguez, supervisor of the Immediate Action Section-DAIM in the National Customs Control Intendancy of Peru, stressed that the visit has allowed her “to meet people with whom I share the same objectives, to fight against drug trafficking, which does so much harm to our society worldwide; people who have given me the confidence to continue fighting and advancing“.