The course “Exchange of best practices in the investigation of human trafficking” which took place in Mérida, concluded yesterday and during its closing, Brianna Powers, Consul General of the United States in Matamoros, was present.
This program was also carried out by the United States Embassy in Mexico and carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) and also had the participation of agents from various states.
The course was taught by special agents from the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), where they showed the importance of combating human trafficking as a battle in defense of human dignity.
Present at the closing ceremony was Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda, Secretary of Public Security of the state of Yucatán, who was thanked for the support provided in carrying out this course. Powers highlighted the need to unite knowledge and efforts, stating that collaboration between the United States and Mexico can lead to extraordinary results in the fight against these threats.
The participation of the Regional Head of Diplomatic Security, Loren Bridges-Robough, was also counted against, who applauded and highlighted the example of the union that exists between Mexico and the United States in matters of insecurity. In his speech, he highlighted the essential participation of the Yucatan State Police and the states participating in the course.
The course, taught by special agents from the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), exemplifies the importance of international cooperation in challenges that demand constant adaptation. Dorothy Ngutter, representing the United States Consul General in Mérida, highlighted the essential collaboration between the security agencies of both countries.
Finally, Saidén Ojeda thanked the support of the United States Embassy and consulates and stressed the importance of the continuous preparation of police officers in the face of threats to public safety.
The course also featured prominent instructors, including a United States Federal Attorney, a Border Patrol supervisor, and a Customs and Border Protection officer, as well as representatives from the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Guanajuato. This enriching exchange of knowledge demonstrates the joint commitment to the fight against human trafficking.