U.S., Colombian, and Mexican Attorneys General Declare Cooperation against TOC

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Bruce Zagaris

On December 6 and 7, 2017, the Attorneys General of the United States, Colombia and Mexico met in Cartagena, Colombia for the “Trilateral Summit against Transnational Organized Crime.”  The purpose of the summit was to renew the existing commitment to international judicial cooperation and to strengthen joint strategies to combat transnational organized crime.

During the summit, the Attorneys General and their staff discussed various criminal phenomena connected to organized crime, such as narcotics trafficking, money laundering, public corruption, and human trafficking.  The criminal activity has affected security and prosperity in the Americas.  As a result, the Attorneys General agreed it is important to fortify each country’s efforts and strengthen cooperation amongst all three countries in order effectively to combat the problems.