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