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Cuba and Venezuela strengthen cooperation in anti-drug fight

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Cuba and Venezuela strengthen cooperation in anti-drug fight

Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Cuba and Venezuela consolidated their cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, National Anti-Drug Superintendent Richard Lopez announced on Thursday.
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On his Twitter, Lopez commented on a recent meeting with a delegation headed by Cuban Deputy Minister of Justice Yashna Diaz. They reviewed issues related to the strengthening of international collaboration in this field.

According to Lopez’s publication, the meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, in the framework of the 65th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

He explained that Venezuela will present its second report to the operations directorate of the United Nations Organization.

The superintendent recalled that the first report, submitted on March 14, contained the results achieved by Venezuela in the fight against illicit drug trafficking in 2021.

In this regard, he highlighted that Venezuela made the highest number of seizures in the last ten years: 5,517 anti-drug raids and 51.47 tons of drugs seized.

At the same time, he mentioned that the Bolivarian Government’s anti-drug policy is based on a comprehensive and integrated system, which gives special priority to research and scientific rigor.

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