Washington, September 17
US President Donald Trump has recognized India together with 20 different nations as main drug transit or illicit drug-producing international locations and asserted that his administration was taking the battle to legal organisations engaged in narcotics substances and their enablers on an unprecedented scale.
In his presidential willpower, Trump additionally designated Bolivia and the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela as having failed demonstrably throughout the earlier 12 months to stick to their obligations below worldwide counter-narcotics agreements.
“A country’s presence on the foregoing list is not necessarily a reflection of its government’s counter-narcotics efforts or level of cooperation with the United States,” Trump mentioned.
He mentioned international locations corresponding to Afghanistan, India, The Bahamas, Belize, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic amongst others had been a serious drug transit or illicit drug-producing nations.
Trump alleged probably the most complicit kingpin on this hemisphere was Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro.
“In Colombia, President Ivan Duque and his government remain strong partners of the United States, and Colombian police and military forces have shown great bravery and commitment by targeting high-level drug traffickers, interdicting drug shipments, and manually eradicating coca,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, coca cultivation and cocaine manufacturing stay at unacceptably excessive ranges, Trump mentioned.
Trump expressed concern that coca cultivation and cocaine manufacturing stay close to historic highs in Peru, one other longstanding US ally. “Peru is a valued law enforcement partner of the US and has demonstrated continuous commitment to fighting all aspects of the drug trade,” he mentioned.
He mentioned Mexico should additionally clearly display its dedication to dismantling the cartels and their legal enterprises and do extra to guard the lives of Mexican and American residents threatened by these teams. — PTI
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