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Peru to strengthen control of drug precursors, money laundering
Interior Minister Oscar Valdes (Photo: Andina/Jessica Vicente)
August 17, 2011
Peru will strengthen the control of drug precursors and money laundering under the fight against drug trafficking, Peruvian Interior Minister Oscar Valdes noted Wednesday and added that such tools have not been properly used in the past.
“We believe that the control of drug precursors and money laundering is essential. Therefore, we are going to strengthen the work at the attorneys general offices and the approach to combating money laundering,” Minister Valdes said.
He went on to say that the current approach to eradicate illegal coca crops is due to a redesign and reorientation that the government of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala will give in the fight against drug trafficking.
“These measures will resume very soon,” said the minister in statements to TV Peru.
Moreover, Valdes said that it is necessary for new administrations to “redesign its policies and strategies.”
“We are coordinating and seeing how we are going to refocus the efforts. The population must be clear that we will continue with the eradication of illegal coca crops and a full scale war against drug trafficking just as President Humala said,” noted the minister.
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