VIDEO: British Embassy in Peru launches campaign against drug trafficking


British Embassy in Lima, Peru launches video campaign against drug trafficking
There are 41 British nationals in Peruvian jails charged for drug trafficking. (Image taken from video)

The video campaign “Drug Trafficking in South America: Easy Cash? Easily Caught!” was launched by the British Embassy in Lima.

The campaign aims at making those tempted to get involved in drug trafficking aware of the high possibilities of being arrested and the consequences that this crime entails.  

Its objective is to make people think twice before they say, “I’ll do it.”

Three prisoners’ personal testimonies are included in the video, where they describe their regrets at having gone for apparently easy cash.

There are more than 100 British nationals detained in South America for drug smuggling, and 41 of them are in Peru.

The testimonies were all filmed at the Sarita Colonia prison of Callao, Peru’s principal port, seven kilometers away from Lima, where over 600 foreign nationals are held for drug trafficking.