Committee created to coordinate prosecution of environmental crimes

Government officials signed an agreement Wednesday to set up a committee to supervise the detection, investigation and prosecution of environmental crimes. The three-year agreement involves the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía and the Poder Judicial and its Judicial Investigating Organization and prosecutors.

The creation of the committee appears to be an effort to emphasize the prosecution of environmental crimes.

The agreement also will give prosecutors the opportunity to consult with experts and to have access to more resources.

Officials said that the committee would have the resources to address organized crime in the violation of environmental laws.

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