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Police Question Former Lawmaker Accused of Leading Drug Ring

Police Question Former Lawmaker Accused of Leading Drug Ring

Police investigations into 23 people allegedly linked to drug trafficking and terrorism, through the Shining Path, led to the arrest at dawn on Sunday of former congresswoman Nancy Obregon, a member of President Ollanta Humala’s Nationalist Party. Obregon, 43, was arrested in her home in Lima’s Pueblo Libre district in a 3 am […]

Peru Launches New System to Track Cocaine Precursor Chemicals

Peru Launches New System to Track Cocaine Precursor Chemicals

This weekend the Peruvian government is scheduled to start a new system to control the transportation of chemicals used for producing cocaine, in the country’s top two coca-growing regions, state news agency Andina reported. Prime Minister Juan Jimenez said that a satellite system, and the use of GPS, will allow authorities to track the […]

Peru Seeks Increase in U.S. Anti-Drug Aid

Peru Seeks Increase in U.S. Anti-Drug Aid

Peru’s drug czar, who is to travel to Washington, aims to increase anti-drug funding from the United States for the Andean country. Carmen Masias, the head of Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida, said she will meet with U.S. lawmakers, the U.S. drug control director, Gil Kerlikowske, and directors at the international development agency, USAID, […]

Peru to Boost Coca Eradication by 50 Percent in 2013

Peru’s anti-drug chief said that the country will seek to eradicate 22,000 hectares of illegal coca crops this year, state news agency Andina reported. The target would be an almost 50 percent increase over the some 14,000 hectares of crops that Peru eradicated in 2012. Carmen Masias, the head of […]