Goal 3: Reduce the impact of organized crime on small and medium businesses, potentially the most dynamic sector of the economy, whose contribution to growth is key to the economic well-being of El Salvador. On Track The Business Crimes Task Force (BCTF) is now a fully functioning and operational investigative unit. It has conducted over 27 investigations, of which four are completed. These four investigations resulted in 17 arrests nine of the arrestees were convicted on extortion-related offenses, and the remaining eight are currently awaiting trial. The BCTF has conducted over 50 undercover operations and has seized several motor vehicles, a firearm, and numerous communications devices. The Task Force is utilizing sophisticated investigative techniques to transition from simple extortion cases to complex investigations designed to identify and dismantle the command and control structure of criminal enterprises. To improve unit efficiency the USG has trained the BCTF in investigative techniques, interview techniques, analysis, surveillance, undercover operations, and personal defense. In addition, the USG has identified and provided equipment needed to achieve the GOES´s goals and objectives. Task Force representatives continue to partner with the National Commission for Micro and Small Businesses (CONAMYPE) to provide small and medium businesses with information on the BCTF and extortion prevention.