On March 18th, 2020, the National Technical Meeting to measure Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) related to criminal activities in Mexico was held at the Center of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Public Security, Victimization and Justice (CoE), under to measure indicator 16.4.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The participanting institutions were the Centre for Migration Studies of the Migration Policy, Registration and Identity Unit of the Ministry of the Interior, the Investigation Division of the Federal Police, the Financial Intelligence Unit, the National Commission on Addictions and the National Centre for Planning, Analysis and Information of the Office of the Attorney-General of the Republic.
As the custodian agency of this indicator, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through the Centre of Excellence is testing a methodological framework for measuring IFFs in five selected countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru. The period of this pilot is 2019-2020.
During the meeting, estimates of inward and outward IFFs from Mexico related to the drugs (cocaine and heroin) and migrant smuggling markets were presented.