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Bolivia Announces Drug Trafficking Summit with Peru and Brazil

BOLIVIA / 6 DEC 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the fight against drug trafficking.

According to an news release by the Agencia Boliviana de Información, the Bolivian government news agency, the meeting is a "trilateral summit between the Minister of Justice of Brazil, Peru's Minister of the Interior, and the Government of Bolivia held in order to coordinate a joint fight against illegal activities."

Although Llorenti did not specify the date of the upcoming summit, he cited the increase in Peruvian cocaine in the country as grounds for urgent action. Over the course of this year, Bolivian authorities seized 27 tons of cocaine, of which at least 50 percent was made in Peru and entered through Bolivia’s long border with that country.

The announcement comes just a week after Bolivia tightened its borders with Brazil, fearing a spread of violence after a crackdown on criminal activities in that country.

The 2010 United Nations World Drug Report, released in March, showed the Peru was on a par with Colombia in terms of coca production. And in September, Peruvian President Alan García said he was "troubled" by the presence of Mexican drug traffickers in his nation. 

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