UN drops Colombia from drug trafficking list
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 12:05
Bogota: The United Nations is recognising Colombia's progress in combating drug trafficking by dropping it from the list of countries requiring special observation, an official told reporters.

"Colombia in 2011 is removed from the special observation list," Camilo Uribe, a member of the International Narcotics Control Board, told reporters.

Uribe said the move hoped to encourage the fight against drugs in Colombia, which "nonetheless continues to be the world's largest producer."

"I don't want to say there is no cultivation, trafficking or consumption. I want to say they have strengthened state institutions and the justice system," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 12:05

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