HomeNewsBriefJamaica, Honduras Sign Security Pact to Fight Organized Crime
BRIEF

Jamaica, Honduras Sign Security Pact to Fight Organized Crime

CARIBBEAN / 22 SEP 2011 BY JEANNA CULLINAN EN

Honduras’ security and defense ministers met with their Jamaican counterparts in Tegucigalpa to sign a pact strengthening security cooperation as part of the fight against organized crime.

The agreement sets the stage for the establishment of a committee to improve cooperation between law enforcement authorities in Jamaica and Honduras.

The committee will provide a framework for sharing intelligence on transnational crime between the Jamaica Constabulary and Defence Forces and the Honduran National Police and Navy Forces.

The two countries committed to begin talks on how to deal with the threat from drug trafficking and organized crime.

Jamaica’s National Security Minister recently signed a similar agreement regarding bilateral security cooperation with Cuba.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

HONDURAS / 11 MAY 2012

United States authorities announced the arrest of 28 people involved in a trafficking ring that smuggled cocaine from Honduras into…

EL SALVADOR / 14 NOV 2012

Costa Rica's attorney general has warned that with the decline of Mexico's powerful cartels, Central American gangs could rise and…

HONDURAS / 26 MAR 2013

Despite conditions that say otherwise, US aid may still be supporting police units supervised by Honduras' controversial police chief, who…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

THE ORGANIZATION

Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

THE ORGANIZATION

Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

THE ORGANIZATION

Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…