Attorneys agree to establish system to track weapons
At a national meeting also agreed to strengthen the bodies to combat
kidnapping and improve panel
Rolando Aguilar, correspondent
Acapulco, Gro., November 25 .- The country's prosecutors on Friday
agreed to implement the program E-TRACE, which will serve to track
weapons and cartridges from their origin.
During the Twenty-Sixth National Conference of Law Enforcement,
headed by the head of the PGR, Marisela Morales, also agreed to
establish prosecutorial all the integrated ballistics identification
Strengthening the authorities to combat kidnapping, as well as the
development of special groups included in the agreements of the
meeting that concluded Friday in Acapulco.
Prosecutors also decided to establish greater collaboration between
state and federation to the fight against drug dealing, with full
respect for human rights by all prosecutors.
At the close of the Plenary Assembly of the XXVI National Conference
of Law Enforcement attended by representatives of the 32 states, the
head of the PGR, Marisela Morales Ibañez, and the governor of
Guerrero, Angel Aguirre Rivero
Ibález Morales said the results are aimed at strengthening the rule
of law and restore peace and order conditions that society demands.
He explained that the illegal trade in firearms is an issue that the
authorities in Mexico are fighting with all the force of the state,
because it facilitates the commission of unlawful acts an additional
He said the Integrated Ballistics Identification System-IBIS was
evaluated in scope for this conference, agreeing to its
implementation throughout the country, as it is an instrument that
facilitates the movement of information and helps to strengthen their
opinions on specific cases. JGM
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Colombian police arrested 10 people for bringing weapons
Organización Editorial Mexicana
November 25, 2011
Bogota .- A total of 10 people accused of introducing semi-heavy and
long range weapons to Colombia were arrested on Friday after an
operation in four cities in the country, the police chief, Gen. Oscar
"After months of research, today (Friday) has captured 10 top-level
antisocial, a structure that was devoted particularly to introduce
sophisticated weapons to Colombia," Naranjo said the RCN radio in
The officer said that among the weapons introduced to Colombia are
criminal organization "sniper rifles, automatic rifles, and .50
machine guns, which could make the difference between illegal armed
groups and forces."
"We're talking about weapons that are not light, they are not weapons
of self defense. We're talking heavyweight team. A gun .50 is
powerful, with both a high capacity of penetration and is a weapon
that may violate aircraft," said Naranjo .
According to the police investigation, the weapons would be used by
illegal armed groups, who were not identified in the departments
(provinces) of Nariño, Cauca and Valle de Cauca (southeast), where
there is high activity of leftist guerrilla organizations and
criminal gangs in the service of drug trafficking.