Cuba ratifies zero tolerance policy on drugs trafficking

Vienna, June 26 (Plenglish) Cuba ratified its zero tolerance policy towards the production, consumption and trafficking of drugs during the presentation of the world report on that issue, at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization here, media outlets spread on Friday.

At the virtual meeting, the ambassador of Cuba in this capital, Loipa Sanchez, noted that her country’s government has the appropriate means for strict control of the production and marketing of internationally regulated psychoactive substances for medical and scientific purposes.

She added that the presence of illicit drugs in the national territory remains very limited and does not constitute a social problem of high incidence, thanks to the preventive work carried out by the Cuban State.

During her speech, Sanchez called to strengthen cooperation, with strict adherence to International Law and the principles of the United Nations Charter, to find effective solutions to the global problem of narcotics, which affects some 268 million people, according to figures, compiled by the UN until 2018.

Cuba seized over a ton and a half of drugs in the territorial waters in 2019 and so far this year the country has detected 300 kilograms, mainly marijuana, according to the chief of the General Staff of the Border Guard Troops from the Ministry of the Interior, Ybey Daniel Carballo.

In the operational meetings with the authorities of the regional nations, Cuba’s work in the fight against drugs trafficking is recognized, an action that continues in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the source.

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