The United States Closely Monitors Use of Equipment Donated for Law Enforcement Purposes

REF# 2018-45

Since 2013 the United States Government has donated 148 Jeep J8 vehicles to the Government of Guatemala. These vehicles were donated for law enforcement use by the Interagency Task Forces Tecun Uman, Chorti, and Xinca for the purpose of combatting criminal activity and narcotics trafficking, with a focus on Guatemala’s borders. Several of these vehicles were recently observed in Guatemala City, including in close proximity to CICIG’s headquarters and the United States Embassy. The United States is monitoring closely that all equipment donated for law enforcement activity in Guatemala is used appropriately and in accordance with existing agreements.