officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs mingob, and United States officials confirmed progress in the handling and destruction of precursors and chemical materials at the complex located in San José del Golfo.
The visit strengthens the strategic alliance and fight against drug trafficking between the two countries, the interior ministry said.
The Mingob chief of delegation, the US Ambassador to Guatemala, William W. Pope and Undersecretary for Civil Defense, Democracy and Human Rights Affairs Uzra Zeya.
The head of the aforementioned office highlighted the achievements of 2022, when more than 1,000 metric tons of chemical material were destroyed, in addition to freeing up space in ports and warehouses that held illegal substances.
Continúa la colaboración y coordinación entre las autoridades de Gobernación y otras instituciones involucradas para fortalecer la lucha contra las sustancias ilícitas.
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,This is a great example of cooperation between the United States and Guatemala to combat deadly synthetic drugs, including fentanyl., Uzra Zeya US Assistant Secretary of State for Civil Defense, Democracy and Human Rights Affairs
Guatemala is a benchmark for the region, as it has been a leader in implementing storage, control and destruction procedures for these elements. In addition, it is carrying out construction work on a laboratory that will make it possible to determine through scientific tests what kind of illegal items have been seized, the official said.
Undersecretary Zeya identified the work done at the complex. Similarly, he mentioned that since 2013, more than US$ 2 million has been invested in our country in support of such projects. He highlighted the importance of this inter-institutional link and cooperation to combat crime.
During the visit, US officials were able to observe the good practices and methods used by personnel of the General Subdirectory for the Analysis of Anti-Narcotics Information of the National Civilian Police and the Special Anti-Narcotics Unit (UNESA). , Did
Mingob, with regard to the storage, transportation and destruction of substances in ovens, which is unique in Central America.