The Border Violence Division was formed to develop and maintain liaison on mutual law enforcement matters between Mexico and New Mexico and to coordinate between prosecutors and law enforcement agencies in New Mexico with similar entities in the Republic of Mexico. The Border Violence Division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is available to provide New Mexico District Attorneys with a full range of services where dangerous suspects have fled the country after committing a serious crime.
The Division is experienced in processing extradition requests with the Department of Justice and Mexico and has experienced success in extraditing homicide suspects from Mexico. The bi-lingual/bi-cultural staff is experienced in criminal and international law, foreign communications and diplomatic relations. The division’s assistance includes studying all options available to New Mexico prosecutors and working closely with Mexican authorities to help bring these criminals to justice. The Border Violence Division also addresses other border related issues such as human trafficking and violence against woman and children.