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Monday, March 10, 2014
INTERPOL Washington and the U.S. Department of State to Host International Workshop on Human Smuggling

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Department of Justice

INTERPOL Washington
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 10, 2014

INTERPOL Washington and the U.S. Department of State to Host International Workshop on Human Smuggling

WASHINGTON - INTERPOL Washington (U.S. National Central Bureau) and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), will conduct a “Workshop on Investigations and Prosecutions of Human Smuggling in the Americas” March 11th through March 13th at the International Law Enforcement Academy in San Salvador.

Ambassador Adam Blackwell, the Secretary of Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony.

The two and one-half-day event aims to provide a venue for representatives from various agencies responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime of human smuggling to network, share best practices, and discuss the related criminal justice gaps and capacity-building efforts in the Americas region.

Approximately 30 participants from 18 countries are expected to attend, to include senior law enforcement and prosecutorial officials responsible for migrant smuggling and human trafficking, international legal experts, along with representatives from INTERPOL Headquarters, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Organization of American States.