The Attorney General Francisco Barbosa began some strategic meetings in Washington to strengthen international cooperation and the institution’s investigative capacity. The first meeting was with Guy Ficco, the Executive Director of Global Operations Policy and Support at IRS Criminal Investigation.

The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa, presented the National Investigation Strategy to combat money laundering. With this strategy, 2,199 hard blows have been dealt against criminal structures which are financed by different drug trafficking nodes.

The Financial Investigations Group of the Attorney General´s Office has the support of the IRS:CI and currently, it seeks in Colombia to detect, pursue and dismantle transnational criminal organizations involved in money laundering and financial crimes.

Among the results obtained by this group, there are 30 requests for mutual legal assistance to carry out various specialized investigative techniques such as controlled deliveries and undercover operations. Also 9 arrests for extradition purposes.

This cooperation has also contributed to the arrest of 24 people for crimes related to money laundering, illicit enrichment, smuggling, and illegal mining. Also, precautionary measures regarding 85 properties, 8 companies, and 18 vehicles have been obtained.