FIIAPP and SC-CONALTID present the results of the courses, which were aimed at strengthening knowledge and skills in this area, as well as of the 2018 Action Plan
The Coordination Secretariat of the National Council for the Fight against Illicit Drug Trafficking (SC-CONALTID), along with FIIAPP’s Bolivia team, has presented the 2017 management results for the courses to strengthen the anti-drug capabilities of the institutions involved in fighting the problem. The courses were undertaken within the framework of the project to fight against drug trafficking that is being supported by the European Union, and in which Spain and France are collaborating. The 2018 Action Plan was also presented.
The aim was to coordinate the work carried out by the institutions involved in and committed to the fight against drug trafficking and associated crimes in the country. This reinforcement of knowledge and techniques thus covered the areas of operational criminal investigation, intelligence, controlling borders and goods, asset concealment and money laundering, as well as the trafficking and smuggling of human beings. The activities have intersectional approaches to gender, the environment, human rights and participation in society.
More than 20 institutions have been part of this programme. Among them, the General Command of the Bolivian Police, the Ministry of Justice, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the National Customs Service. In addition, the event was attended by the government minister, Carlos Romero, the ambassador from the European Union, León de la Torre Krais, the Spanish ambassador, Enrique Ojeda Vila, and the ambassador from the French Republic, Denys Wibaux.
The aim of the training was to strengthen the technical and operational capability of the Special Force for Fighting Against Drug Trafficking (FELCN). It also aimed to support the coordinated work undertaken by the different national and international public organisations in their fight against drugs, to reduce the supply of drugs and to combat the trafficking and smuggling of people.
This project also fits within the European Union Strategy to Fight Against Drug Trafficking and Surplus Coca Crops (2011-2015).