Free movement mechanisms in force for most countries of the Southern CommonMarket (MERCOSUR) have reduced the need for the migrant smuggling of South Americans. In recent years, the large majority of migrants smuggled into and through Peru have been from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
The General Directorate for Democratic Security (DGSD for its Spanish acronym) under the Ministry of Interior is in charge of planning, implementing and monitoring activities in line with the national policies against trafficking of human beings (THB) and smuggling of migrants, and coordinates the Permanent Multilateral Commission against THB and Migrant Smuggling (CMNP TP-TM for its Spanish acronym).
With the objective to strengthen inter-institutional and cross-border coordination, MIEUX supported the development of inter-sectoral guidelines and a targeted training manual to counter migrant smuggling through Peru III. This Peru Action also reinforced the transnational cooperation and exchange of practices, experiences and expertise in the area of migrant smuggling by involving the countries neighbouring Peru in the capacity building activities, namely Brazil, Chile and Ecuador.