Mexico's federal police commissioner says that information sharing between police forces in the Americas has increased by 55 percent during the past year.
Police Commissioner Facundo Rosas says the growing exchange of data is a sign of increasing police cooperation and mutual assistance in the battle against drug cartels. He did not specify what kind of information was being shared.
Police forces from 24 countries in North and South America and the Caribbean are also evaluating a proposal to establish a hemispheric police academy.
The federal police said in a statement Sunday that Rosas spoke over the weekend at the first regional conference of the Police Community of the Americas, held in Cancun.