To support the work of safety in Mexico, the government of the united States handed over to different federal entities in mexico, the 25 canine detectors.
The canines were delivered to different dependendencias of application of the law in nine States of the Republic, between 30 August and 1 September.
All of this took place in the framework of the Merida Initiative, under which trained canines in the united States in the detection of weapons, narcotics and cash. The canines were delivered to departments of Public Security, prosecutor’s offices and attorneys general of justice and to prisons where they will work alongside their handlers as a team, pairing to improve security in Mexico.
«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 mexican, «reported the U.s. embassy in Mexico.
In addition to the selection and training of canines along with their handlers, the program provides equipment and vehicles to ensure the well-being of the canine. The program also promotes accreditation through the American Association American Canine Workers, Police (NAPWDA) of directors of canine units, handlers and canine and veterinary.
This program canines of the Merida Initiative works in coordination with the mexican agencies of security and justice to identify the needs of each one of the institutions receiving and providing the appropriate support. Since 2008, in the framework of the Merida Initiative, the government of the united States has donated more than 300 copies of canines to the government of Mexico. In may of 2017 will be donated to the Service of Tax Administration 30 canines trained in Colombia for the detection of narcotics, weapons and money. During the month of July, 30 canines were donated to the Federal Police, and 33 more to the Attorney General of the Republic.
The Merida Initiative is a bilateral agreement for security cooperation between Mexico and the united States.
In the nine years of its implementation, the Merida Initiative has resulted in greater cooperation between the united States and Mexico.
Provides tangible support to the mexican institutions of security and justice, strengthens border security, and boost efforts to counter the activities of organized crime and the illicit trade in narcotic drugs. Until the day of today, through the Merida Initiative the government of the united States has granted one thousand 600 million dollars in equipment, training and technical assistance to the government of Mexico.
States that received canine detectors:
Baja California (2 canines)
Campeche (4 canines)
Chihuahua (1 canine)
Coahuila (2 canines)
Nuevo Leon (2 canines)
Sonora (1 canine)
Tamaulipas (8 canines)
Tlaxcala (2 canines)
Yucatan (3 canines)