Trump names Peru as one of the main drug producers or marketers | World

The president of U.S, Donald Trump, identified on Wednesday in a memorandum 22 countries as the main producers and marketers of illicit drugs, of which more than half are Latin American.

“By the authority conferred on me as president by the Constitution and the laws of the U.S, including section 706 (1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003, I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit countries or major producers of illicit drugs ”he said Trump in determination.

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The president listed the nations of Afghanistan, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

“The reason countries are included in the list is the combination of geographic, commercial and economic factors that allow the transit or production of drugs, even if a government has adopted robust and diligent narcotics control measures,” he explained .

Trump He added that his country’s operations against illegal drug trafficking in the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific, in cooperation with 22 international allies, allowed the seizure of more than 80 metric tons of cocaine and other dangerous drugs.

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According to the president, this action deprived transnational criminal organizations of more than 1.8 billion dollars in profits.

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