Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently signed a Letter of Intent with the Office of the Attorney General of Mexico to establish a law enforcement partnership aimed at fighting violent crime between Arizona and Mexico.
“Collaboration with our southern neighbors is critical for the investigation and prosecution of drug, human, and sex trafficking," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “This agreement is another important step in building a strong relationship with our Mexican law enforcement partners to promote the Rule of Law on both sides of the border.”
Under the agreement, the Arizona Attorney General's Office and the Attorney General of Mexico will exchange information, knowledge, and provide training for investigating and prosecuting the trafficking of drugs and firearms, human smuggling, money laundering, and child pornography crimes.
“Having General Brnovich take the initiative to formalize relationships with our counterparts in Mexico not only enhances binational collaboration, but demonstrates a deeper commitment to ensuring safety, security and a robust rule of law for constituents in both the US and Mexico," said Lauren Niehaus, Deputy Director, Conference of Western Attorney General's Alliance Partnership.
"Through the CWAG Alliance Partnership Binational Exchange Program, US Attorneys General have seen unprecedented success in fostering relationships with their counterparts in Mexico,” added Niehaus.