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Peru approves 2012-2016 anti-drug strategy

Conferencia de Prensa del Jefe del Gabinete Óscar Valdés Dancuart, junto a los ministros de Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar Vidal; de Justicia, Juan Jiménez Mayor; de Energía y Minas, Jorge Merino Tafur; y la directora de Devida, Carmen Masías. Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia.

Conferencia de Prensa del Jefe del Gabinete Óscar Valdés Dancuart, junto a los ministros de Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar Vidal; de Justicia, Juan Jiménez Mayor; de Energía y Minas, Jorge Merino Tafur; y la directora de Devida, Carmen Masías. Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia.

18:11 | Lima, Feb. 16 (ANDINA).

Peru's 2012-2016 anti-drug strategy was approved Thursday by the Council of Ministers with the establishment of the coca erradication goals, said the head of Peru's national commission for the development of life without drugs (Devida), Carmen Masias.


"The plan primarily focuses on alternative development and inputs control. I'm satisfied with the 'integrity' of the Council of Ministers and the issues that have been approved, because all of them will promote fight against drugs," she stressed.

Peru's 2012-2016 strategy to combat drug contains the guiding principles, policy guidelines, objectives, programs and general intervention strategies that will guide government action in combating the problem of production, trafficking, drug use and crime.

During a press conference with the head of the Cabinet and other ministers, Masias said the strategy essentially focuses on the development of alternative crops for coca leaf products such as cocoa, coffee, etc.

She stated the plan has very specific targets and indicators in order to reduce illegal coca crops, so that the progress in this area could be periodically evaluated.

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Published: 2/16/2012
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