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Police: Colombia

Question for Home Office

UIN 34438, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the National Crime Agency has provided any training to the Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron / Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD) unit of the Colombian National Police.

Answered on

26 July 2021

The NCA works with law enforcement counterparts around the world, including in various South American countries. In Colombia, the NCA works with a number of Colombian departments including the Colombian National Police and the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia. This activity is focused on reducing the threat to the UK from the cocaine trade in Colombia and the region, as well as disrupting the money laundering and other criminal economies linked to drugs trafficking and other organised crime. All of NCA’s activity overseas, including the provision of security and justice assistance to partners is conducted in accordance with International Human Rights Legislation and HMG policy.

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