FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2017
Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216
Santa Fe, NM – This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas hosted a delegation of 21 prosecutors, forensic scientists and investigators from the states of Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Nayarit, Tabasco and Quintana Roo for a week-long training on investigative and trial presentation skills. As a border state attorney general, Balderas works closely with Mexican law enforcement and Mexican attorneys general to prevent crime from crossing the border. This week’s training is in conjunction with the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) Alliance Partnership and is funded by a U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs grant.
“We work closely with Mexican law enforcement, both at the federal and state level, to prevent violent crimefrom crossing our border, locate and extradite fugitives who flee to Mexico, and make our border safer and more secure,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “We will continue to strengthen the partnerships we’ve built with the Mexican federal government, bordering Mexican state attorneys general, and local law enforcement on the border.”
The CWAG Alliance Partnership has achieved unprecedented results on both sides of the border, including efforts between the states of New Mexico and Chihuahua, for example, inspiring a promising template for stateto-state skill focused trainings. Additionally, the cultivation of expanded relationships led to bi-national efforts such as the New Mexico State Legislature enacting legislation aimed at criminalizing human trafficking.
Please see attached for photos of Mexican law enforcement officials and New Mexico Office of the Attorney
General prosecutors and special agents in Santa Fe during the training.
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