This Sunday, the UN’s former Deputy Secretary of State, Pino Arlacchi, rejected the recesses that the US government advocated against Venezuela, which he called a “narcotics” and accused of contributing to the drug trade.
In an interview on the Italian website L ‘Antidiplomatico, Arlacchi indicated that he had worked for 40 years before the UN program on drug addiction and never had to visit Venezuela, as it was a country that was always “outside cocaine trafficking circuits”.
“There is not the slightest evidence to support the slander that Venezuela has flooded the United States with cocaine in recent years. I have also been puzzled that I have worked with drugs for forty years and I have never met Venezuela on the road. Previous, during and after my position as Executive Director of UNODC (1
Arlacchi stated that it shows the Venezuelan fight against drug trafficking, it is proved in the UN documents and in the Administration and Control of Drugs (DEA, for its acronym in English).
“In this DEA report, it is clear that 90% of the drug entering the United States comes from Colombia, while 6% comes from Peru; The origin of the other 4% of illegal substances entering the country is unknown, “he said.
However, US drug policy has not yet found its source; The former UN secretary said that if Venezuela was involved, “it wouldn’t have gone unnoticed.”
“There is no trace of Venezuela on either side of the two documents. And no other material from the United States law enforcement agency over the last 15 years (I know the subject very well) mentions the facts that can indirectly lead to the allegations that launched against the legitimate president of Venezuela and against his government, “said diplomatically.
In its report presented by the UN, countries such as Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador cite drug transport to the United States.
In this regard, the former UN deputy secretary points out that these false accusations are being used by the United States as a new persecution against Venezuela, which ultimately intensifies the coercive measures and the economic blockade imposed on the nation, the Venezuelan News Agency said.
Last Saturday, Minister of Home Affairs, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, announced that the various UN reports reveal that Venezuela is the fourth country in the world to have the most drug seizures.
He noted that in recent years Venezuela has seized 773 tonnes of drugs, which represents a 44% increase since the DEA was expelled from the country.
He also reported that 368 illegal crop labs were destroyed in the country from 1999 to 2005, making Venezuela 14 years free of drugs, thanks to permanent monitoring at the 2,119 km border with Colombia.
In addition, 158 people have been arrested for illegal drug trafficking and 21 citizens have been surrendered to the United States and 38 to Colombia.