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Title: EL SALVADOR: INL MONTHLY ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR

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06SANSALVADOR16182006-06-22 13:36:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy San Salvador
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SUBJECT: EL SALVADOR:  INL MONTHLY ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR 
MAY 2006 
 
 
¶1. (U) The following summarizes Embassy INL activities in May 
¶2006. 
 
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ILEA 
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¶2. (U) On May 22, ILEA began the presentation of its six week 
core program (LEMDP) to police officers from Panama, Costa 
Rica, Ecuador, and El Salvador.  Post has received and 
processed the NSDD-38 forms for Director Henson (DHS) and 
Deputy Director Jaquez (DEA). 
 
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NARCOTICS INTERDICTION 
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¶3. (U) Operations:  Officers of the Anti-Narcotics Police 
(DAN) at the INL-constructed vehicle inspection facility in 
El Amatillo inspected 333 cars, 416 passenger buses, and 159 
commercial freight trucks, resulting in the arrest of three 
individuals for narcotics trafficking and the seizure of six 
kilograms of heroin and US$34,890 in undeclared currency.  In 
all operations throughout the country, the INL-supported DAN 
seized 108 kg of marijuana, six kg of heroin, and one kg of 
cocaine, and arrested 93 individuals for trafficking offenses. 
 
¶4. (U) Currency:  INL previously acquired four dogs from 
Colombia to be trained in currency detection.  The dogs are 
now trained, and on April 24, one of the dogs alerted on a 
food container at the airport that concealed US$101,760.  The 
individual that retrieved the cooler from the luggage 
conveyor belt was detained for failing to declare the funds. 
Under Salvadoran law, ten percent of the undeclared funds are 
automatically forfeited.  The remaining funds are subject to 
an administrative hearing at which the defendant must 
demonstrate that the funds were derived from legitimate 
sources.  If not, the remaining funds are also forfeited and 
the defendant is fined.  This process can take as long as a 
year. 
 
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MONEY LAUNDERING 
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¶5. (U) Operations:  The INL-supported Financial 
Investigations Unit (FIU) received 25 Suspicious Activities 
Reports, opened five new investigations, and identified and 
removed 366 false dollar-denominated bills from circulation. 
No arrests or convictions for money laundering were realized. 
 
 
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HUMAN SMUGGLING/TRAFFICKING AND TRANSIT SECURITY 
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¶6. (U) Operations:  The INL-supported Border Police 
(Fronteras) arrested 20 individuals for human smuggling; no 
arrests were made for trafficking in persons.  Police 
operations rescued 14 minors in the process of being 
smuggled.  No convictions for either offense were realized. 
 
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ORGANIZED CRIME, RULE OF LAW, AND DEMAND REDUCTION 
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¶7. (U) Organized Crime:  In May, the PNC arrested 2,120 
individuals for gang-related criminal activity (double that 
of last month).  Of these arrests, 56 percent of the cases 
were dismissed for lack of evidence, three percent are 
incarcerated awaiting trial, and 41 percent were assigned 
alternative sentencing (community service).  48 gang members 
were killed due to gang-related violence (almost double that 
of last month). 
 
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 
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¶8. (U) INL assisted DHS to train 117 Salvadoran prosecutors 
and judges on enforcing laws to protect intellectual property 
rights. 
Barclay