Spanish police officers fly to Sierra Leone to offer forensic assistance

Boarding the aircraft en route to Freetown

AT the request of the government there, six National Police forensic specialists have flown to Sierra Leone to help in identification of victims of the floods and mudslides.

The team has a great deal of experience in the identification of victims having been involved in the aftermath of the tsunamis in Indonesia and Thailand, the rail accident in Santiago de Compostella and  the crash of the German Wings Airbus in the Alps.

This international action is carried out under the National Plan of Action in Events with Multiple Victims for the National Police’s Scientific Police Units and is supported by the DVI Working Group of Interpol,

The specialists in DNA and identification will be joining a colleague permanently based in the country as part of the United Nations Office (UNODC) in the capital Freetown.

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