DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday to participate in a three-day, binational conference on international smuggling, sponsored by the Conference of Western Attorneys General. The conference will serve as the compliment event to last September’s exchange mission to Cuernavaca, Mexico, which Attorney General Suthers attended with representatives from six Western states.
“Last year’s dialogue with Mexican officials on matters of methamphetamine and weapons smuggling was extremely productive for Colorado law enforcement,” commented the Attorney General. “I look forward to resuming those conversations with an eye toward further improving our cooperative efforts.”
More than 100 representatives from the United States and Mexico will be in attendance to discuss matters such as human trafficking, drug smuggling, and money laundering. Seventeen state Attorneys General from Mexico will join Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza, the Attorney General for Mexico’s federal government, at the meeting.
In addition to Attorney General Suthers, the other delegates include North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Masto, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. Representatives from Washington, California, Texas, and South Dakota, as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Drug Intelligence Center will also be in attendance.