Experts from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) / Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) met with their Egyptian counterparts in Alexandria last week to exchange knowledge and explore best practices in combating a proliferation of fraudulent documentation.
In a press release issued on 3 July, the Public Affairs Section at the US embassy in Egypt said HSI experts showcased for the first time in Egypt the Forensic Laboratory (FL) archive, which is the only US crime laboratory specialising in the scientific authentication and research of travel and identity documents, and related issues. The FL is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and Laboratory Accreditation Board.
"This training and joint consultation reflects the strong and enduring security partnership the United States enjoys with Egypt,” said US Embassy in Cairo Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea, who attended the gathering of US and Egyptian experts.
"The knowledge shared between our two nations’ premier customs enforcement and investigation units, and the joint inspection of documents with experts from the Forensic Laboratory, will make both our peoples safer and our borders more secure.”