InSight Crime, 8/17/11
After a meeting between representatives of the National Conference of Governors (Conago) and the National Public Security System (SNSP) in Mexico City, the officials held a press conference to reveal details of their plan. The new measures will to be divided into two phases, one to be rolled out from September to December 2011, and another in 2012.
The plan aims to combat money laundering, to seize the profits of criminal activity and to reduce crimes such as kidnapping, murder, extortion and arms trafficking.
Marcelo Ebrard, the current president of Conago, said the ultimate goal is to reduce Mexico’s crime rate with a coordinated strategy jointly developed by the states, the Federal District and the executive.