September 3, 2014
Argentina signs cooperation agreement with US DEA
The Argentine government has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). in order to combat the presence of drug trafficking gangs in the country.
The parties involved agreed on training workshops on narc crimonology and information sharing to boost anti-drug operations, according to sources from Argentina’s Security Ministry and Washington diplomats quoted by La Nación.
The pact was signed in spite of recent critics from Washington on the rise of drug-trafficking and consumption in Argentina.
“We have extended cooperation pacts with the DEA for information sharing and workshops because there is more control and fight against drug-trafficking in Argentina”, Argentine Security Secretary Sergio Berni said.
Bilateral anti-drug accords with the US have suffered various setbacks in Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration. In 2011, for instance, Argentina suspended its cooperation after the government seized cargo from a military US flight.