Bogota, COLOMBIA- Congresswoman Kay Granger released the following statement after visiting the international police training facility in Pijaos:

“Colombia is an important first stop on a trip that focuses on counternarcotics.  Working together, we have accomplished many things for both of our countries’ security and stability. Colombia is a model for how this success can be applied elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere and around the world.  I applaud the Colombians for exporting their experience. Training centers - such as those in Pijaos - have proven critical far beyond South America.  Whether it is training Afghan counternarcotics officials or Mexican law enforcement, the Colombians are global leaders in combating the illegal drug trade.”