The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado; and his counterpart in Bolivia, Juan Lanchipa Ponce, signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation ties and join forces to fight against different forms of crime.

“We will work together on issues that will yield concrete results. For us, in Colombia, it is essential that our partner country, officially Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, work with us concerning the strategies to fight drug trafficking, human smuggling and to dismantle transnational crime structures”, stated the Attorney General Barbosa Delgado.

The agreement will allow both institutions to exchange experiences and good practices to deal with processes related to drug trafficking, controlled substances and related crimes. Likewise, it allows mutual technical consultancy and joint academic research in Criminal, Procedural, Criminalistics and Forensic Sciences areas.

“These are issues in which we should join efforts. If criminals organize themselves, all the more reason why we, as institutions, must merge and get stronger. Therefore, we came to an agreement so that, this is the first step for the construction of a fruitful relationship between both institutions” emphasized the Attorney General in Bolivia, Juan Lanchipa Ponce.

The memorandum of understanding will remain in force for three years and may be extended prior agreement between the representatives of the Office of the Attorney General in Colombia and the Public Ministry in Bolivia.