Peru And Bolivia Are Committed To Fight Drug Trafficking


The governments of Peru and Bolivia agreed to consolidate joint actions to combat drug trafficking on the common border, after participating in the VI Meeting of the Mixed Commission (VI Reunión de la Comisión Mixta) on drug control, held in Lima, informed Andina News Agency yesterday.

Both countries have committed to continue with coordinated and simultaneous police operations in border areas. They will also intensify the exchange of information about criminal organizations.

“Also, a visit by Bolivian authorities to Peru was agreed to exchange experiences on technological aspects, operational and intervention models in the field of illicit crops and alternative, integral and sustainable development”, Andina said.

In terms of money laundering, Peru and Bolivia approved another joint operation on cross-border money control.

The VI Meeting of the Mixed Commission on drug control between Peru and Bolivia was held on June 26 and 27 as part of the effort to combat drug trafficking, the main threat to regional security, said the news agency.

In addition, Peru presented during the meeting a report on compliance with the commitments assumed within the framework of the V Mixed Meeting held in Copacabana, Bolivia, in May 2016.

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