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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Readout of U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Meeting with Colombian Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met yesterday in Washington, D.C. with Colombian Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado. In the meeting, Attorney General Garland expressed his appreciation for the extraordinary law enforcement partnership between the United States and Colombia and thanked the Attorney General for his leadership during the first two years of his four-year term in office.

“The Department of Justice works every day to keep the American people safe. Fulfilling that obligation depends upon our cooperation with partners – both here at home and around the world,” said Attorney General Garland. “When it comes to law enforcement, Colombia is an indispensable partner to the United States. Over the past two years, Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado and his office have been the cornerstone of our law enforcement efforts with Colombia. I hope that under his leadership our partnership will continue to grow even stronger in the years ahead.”

Both leaders committed to strengthening the close law enforcement relationship between the United States and Colombia, which has led to the successful investigation and prosecution of drug traffickers, transnational crime, human smuggling, money laundering, and malicious cyber activities, among others.

Attorney General Garland was joined by DEA Administrator Anne Milgram and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Attorney General Garland shaking hands with Colombian Attorney General Barbosa Delgado

Attorney General Garland shaking hands with Colombian Attorney General Barbosa Delgado

 

 DEA Administrator Milgram, Attorney General Garland, Attorney General Barbosa Delgado, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Polite

Standing from left to right: DEA Administrator Milgram, Attorney General Garland, Attorney General Barbosa Delgado, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Polite

 

Updated May 11, 2022