Under the Merida Initiative, training of 25 canines in the united States, along with their handlers in the detection of weapons, narcotics, and cash to be delivered in Mexico.
The U.s. Embassy in Mexico reported that the canine detectors were awarded to departments of Public Security, prosecutor’s offices and attorneys general of justice and correctional centers, where they will work alongside their handlers as a team, binomial, to improve security in Mexico.
The delivery period was between 30 August and first of September. These actions were beneficiaries of nine entities: Tamaulipas, with eight canines; Campeche, with four; Yucatán, with three; Baja California, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tlaxcala, with two each; and Chihuahua and Sonora, with the one, respectively.
Also, he stated that the programme of border security and the Merida Initiative supported the canine units in Mexico, with the aim of strengthening the capacities of law-enforcement bodies.
In the fight against insecurity and organized crime, as well as for border security at airports, seaports and land borders of mexico.
The program also provides equipment and vehicles to ensure the well-being of the canine and promoting the accreditation, through the American Association American Canine Workers, Police (NAPWDA), director of canine units, handlers, and veterinarians.
The past month of may, the us government donated to the servicio de administración Tributaria of Mexico (SAT) 30 dogs trained in Colombia; in July, another 30 to the Federal Police, and 33 more to the Attorney General of the Republic.