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Drug Cartels Among Transnational Organized Crime Groups Threatening Our Homeland

Aug. 21–23

Angelo State University
C.J. Davidson Conference Center
San Angelo, Texas

About the Conference

This event will bring together policy strategists and field operators and tacticians for dialogue, networking and information exchange. It will also serve as a training forum and opportunity for Texas peace officers to receive TCLEOSE credits.  

Field personnel will have opportunities for networking and training, as well as participation in breakout sessions with current information on the homeland threats of drug cartel violence and the strategies and tactics of those groups.

International, federal, state and local law enforcement, military leaders, and state and national lawmakers will discuss these issues and more during the three-day conference.

Early registration is $175; regular registration is $200. For more information and to register online, visit the Transborder International Police/Policia Internacional Transfrontereza website.

Conference Topics
The conference will present opportunities to discuss:

  • Trends in narco-terrorism
  • Stressors and consequences
  • Information sharing among military and law enforcement

Also to be examined is current transnational organized crime associated with the drug trade at the U.S.-Mexico border and its corrosive effect on the rule of law, which prevents governments from reducing or containing other transnational hazards, including:

  • Terrorism
  • Insurgency
  • Organized criminal gang activity
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Money laundering
  • Human trafficking 

The topic of this conference is important and timely, considering:

  • The extreme drug-related violence in the United States-Mexico border region
  • The threat of narco-terror and the influence of Iran’s violent extremist organizations in Latin America
  • The proliferation of drug cartel activity fueling transnational crime in Mexico and throughout Central America

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