Peru: President reaffirms commitment against drug trafficking and citizen insecurity

Peru: President reaffirms commitment against drug trafficking and citizen insecurity
Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

LIMA, May 27 (NNN-ANDINA) — Pres Dina Boluarte reaffirmed her Government’s commitment to keep the fight against illegal drug trafficking and citizen insecurity active, and pointed out that her administration is taking action on all fronts.

The Head of State described drug trafficking as “one of the worst scourges that damage our society and congratulated the work that the Peruvian National Police, through the Anti-Drug Directorate (Dirandro), carries out in this regard.

Drugs affect people’s health, cut short the lives of our youth, as well as generate pain and suffering, and they kill,” she indicated.

The top official participated in the incineration of 14 tons of illegal drugs seized in various operations between February and May 2023. 

At the event, the President was accompanied by Interior Minister Vicente Romero and Police Commander General Jorge Luis Angulo.

On this occasion, 1,484 bags containing various types of narcotics were burnedseized by the police between February 24 and May 12 in various Peruvian regions.

It is the second process of this type, after the first incineration of 14,200 kilograms of drugscarried out last February.

In the same way, Boluarte specified that prevention work is carried out through the education and health sectors in order to avoid an increase in the consumption of these illegal substances.

The President expressed confidence in police and military forces for the fight against drugs. She pointed out that it goes hand-in-hand with the fight against delinquency and crime.”

Within this framework, the Head of State lamented that criminals continue to act and take human lives due to their wrongdoings.

“I call on our selfless and heroic (Peruvian) National Police not to give in to insecurity, but to guarantee order and tranquility, as well as to continue dismantling the organizations dedicated to illicit drug trafficking,” she indicated.

Moreover, the top official said she was confident that law enforcement agencies will fulfill this task “because they have a commitment to the country.”

Lastly, she called on all sectors “to continue working in unity, peace, and democracy to build a fairer and more equitable, safe, inclusive, developed, and sustainable country.” — NNN-ANDINA


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