Utah Attorney General John Swallow and several Western U.S. attorneys general are meeting this week with Mexico’s new attorney general to discuss methods to combat identity theft and human and drug trafficking.
“This is an amazing chance for everyone on both sides of the border to try and stop criminals from stealing our identities, our children and our basic safety,” says Swallow.
The Utah Attorney General and attorneys general from Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico will meet Tuesday with Mexico Attorney General Murillo Karam in Mexico City. In December, newly elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed Jesus Murillo Karam as Mexico’s attorney general. Murillo Karam is a former governor of Hidalgo and served in the Mexican Legislature.
The Western states attorneys general are part of an alliance that is training Mexican investigators and prosecutors how to create a more public trial system. They will also discuss credit card cloning, phishing, electronic banking and meet with narcotics and international crime prosecutors.