Dominican Republic on the list for major drug traffickers
According to the United States government, Venezuela and Bolivia along with Burma have not lived up to their promise to control drug trafficking and production over the last twelve months.
United States president Barack Obama has sent to Congress a list of countries that produce drugs and that are used as transit points for drugs and that he says have a significant effect on the United States.
The countries that the US classifies as major producers or traffickers of illegal drugs are:
Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru andVenezuela.
Bolivia, Venezuela and Burma were singled out as the three that have failed to comply with their obligations under international anti-narcotic legislation.
Obama also mentioned Mexico, while saying it had made new inroads into the fight against drugs by sending non-violent drug addicts for treatment. The note adds that Central America was responsible for 86% of the cocaine that is confiscated in the United States.
The US president says that Colombia and Peru have demonstrated very efficient leadership in the fight against the drug trade, but pointed out that Peru is still the world leader in cocaine production despite having eradicated more than 31,000 hectares of illicit cocaine in 2014.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Sep 15, 2015
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