Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Colombia is top heroin supplier for US: UNODC http://colombiareports.com/colombia-is-top-heroin-supplier-for-us-unodc/
In spite of increased competition from Mexico, Colombia continues to be the main supplier of heroin consumed in the United States, said the United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Tuesday.In its annual report on drug trafficking, the UNODC said that according to statistics provided by Washington, Colombia continues to be the US’ main supplier country of the illicit drug even though it’s dwarfed by Afghanistan and Mexico when it comes to production.
However, according to the UN report, “the available information on heroin production in Colombia and Mexico, two important supply countries for the United States market, is inconsistent and does not fully explain the heroin supply situation in the region, given that the potential cultivation is greater in Mexico, while the United States reports Colombia as its main supplier.
Colombia ‘a success story’: US drug czar http://colombiareports.com/colombia-a-success-story-us-drug-czar/
Colombia is “without a doubt” a “success story” in terms of counter-narcotics programs and general public security progress, US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday.The chief of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy praised Colombia while in Vienna to attend the presentation of the UNODC’s annual drug trafficking report.