Within the framework of the international cooperation strategy, the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, held a meeting in Mexico with Miguel Ángel Méndez Buenos Aires, Deputy Attorney General (Subprocurador General in Spanish) in order to coordinate joint actions to attack organized crime and counteract transnational crimes such as drug trafficking, migrant smuggling, human trafficking, and money laundering.

Such objectives are part of the fight that Colombia is leading in the region against transnational crime, in which Mexico has become a key ally to obtain conclusive results.

Among the thematic axes that were discussed was the crime of migrant smuggling, about which, a roadmap was drawn up for investigating this phenomenon and the exchange of bilateral information was coordinated.

New cooperation agreements were contemplated. They would provide, among other aspects, the creation of joint investigation teams on the migratory phenomenon and the development of discussion meetings for prioritizing the most relevant cases.

Likewise, in relation to the issue of drug trafficking, the officials socialized the results in terms of binational cooperation, and proposed future strategies to destabilize the alliances that criminal structures have formed with the so-called Mexican cartels.

This meeting derives from the meeting between prosecutors and Attorneys General in Panama City carried out on August 30, in which representatives of Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile and Ecuador signed a declaration to dismantle structures organized crime and impact their illegal finances.

The next meeting will be held in the city of Cartagena, after the Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado, invited the Attorney General of Mexico to participate in the summit of prosecutors and attorneys, on October 21 and 22 whose purpose will be to reaffirm the alliance between the different countries and continue working on strategies, especially related to the crime of migrant smuggling.

As part of the official agenda in Mexico, the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, held meetings with the Colombian consul in Mexico, Luis Oswaldo Parada Prieto, his work team and the military and police attachés in that country.

The diplomats shared important information on victims and cases of human trafficking, which will help to go after those networks that recruit, from Colombia, young people through deception and false job offers. Likewise, parameters were set to strengthen relations with the Mexican authorities to hit drug trafficking structures and identify the illicit maneuvers used to hide criminal assets.