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The government will focus on the possible arrival of fentanyl during the Mercosur presidency

The government will focus on the possible arrival of fentanyl during the Mercosur presidency

The Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Martinelli, warned that his agenda security will put the axis on the possible arrival of the fentanyl to the region, during the Uruguayan presidency of Mercosur, which will begin next month.

As part of its strategy to combat drug trafficking, Martinelli anticipated that other focuses will be the fight against terrorism and the advance of the criminal group of Venezuela, Aragua Train. “These are issues of concern and we have to be prepared to face them,” he stated during a press conference at the end of the 51st Meeting of Ministers of the Interior and Security of Mercosur and Associated States, held in Assumption.

For Martinelli, in the region “little is said” about the advance of fentanyl, a drug that is more powerful than heroin and the morphine. “In those towns where it has arrived, it has been voracious in its ability to destroy,” he warned.

For this reason, the leader proposed to his peers the “creation of a multidisciplinary team” to address the problem and, regarding the Aragua Train, which was born in the prisons of Venezuela, he warned that it has already spread throughout Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

“Let’s hope that in the next six months we will have a very busy agenda and that we will be able to deal with all these issues with firmness, with courage and with the conviction that, by continuing along this path, we will achieve a region in which they can live a long time.” safer and peace”, stood out.

The AMIA and the rejection of terrorism

During the summit, the ministers signed a declaration against terrorism, on the 30th anniversary of the attack against the headquarters of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, which caused 85 deaths and 300 injuries.

The “AMIA Declaration for the Prevention of Terrorism” focused on the attack, perpetrated on July 18, 1994, and was one of 9 approved commitments, which include cooperation in security and access to justice and the fight against organized crime in prison systems, as reported by the Paraguayan Minister of the Interior, Enrique Riera.

Another statement rejects human trafficking, illegal migrant smuggling and transnational organized crime, as detailed by the Minister of Justice of Paraguay. Rodrigo Nicora. “A regional adaptation guide for the early detection of human trafficking situations at border crossings” was also approved, according to the official.

For his part, the Minister of Justice of Brazil, Ricardo Lewandowski, pointed out that in the Mercosur The union “is not just summed up in a fight against crime and criminal organizations,” but in a “growing integration at the political, economic, cultural and diplomatic levels.”

The Minister of Security of Argentina also participated in the meeting, Patricia Bullrich; his counterpart from the Government of Bolivia, Eduardo del Castillo; and its pair from the Interior of Peru, Juan Carlos Santiváñez.

Source: Ambito

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