Peru and Bolivia unite to fight drug trafficking


Minister of the Interior Miguel Hidalgo. (Photo: Hector Vinces/Andina)

Peru and Bolivia have begun consultations on how to jointly fight drug trafficking and money laundering, said the Peruvian Interior Ministry on Sunday,

Peruvian Minister of the Interior Miguel Hidalgo and his Bolivian counterpart Sacha Llorenti met in Lima to discuss how to dispel the public’s sense of insecurity, stop smuggling and improve migration systems.

The two ministers agreed to invite their Brazilian counterpart to a meeting and work out a trilateral plan against drug trafficking, Xinhua reported.

Similar to Colombia, Peru and Bolivia are also big producers of coca leaves, a main ingredient for producing cocaine.

Drug traffickers use Brazil as a route to export drugs made in Latin America to Europe, Africa and Asia, Andina reports.