The Guatemalan government considers that Guatemala has been officially certified as a manufacturer in this study. Up to now, has established the Latin American country with a role in the transport of the drugs.
The Minister of the Interior, Enrique Degenhart asked Wednesday night at a press conference that Guatemala’s role in the drug trafficking should be re-evaluating after the discovery of the three different laboratories where cocaine is produced.
The newly found laboratory evidence, according to Degenhart, not only is the production of the cocaplant in Guatemala, but also in the production of the drug. Off to the side of the cocaplant is the raw material for cocaine, is extracted.
“With the discovery of this narcolaboratoria, and the materials used to make the cocaplant to, the Guatemala of himself as a nettoproducent of cocaine to be seen. This means that we are in a completely different situation in terms of regional security”, the minister said at the press conference.
Previously stated, the Guatemalan government, that is, cocaine, in spite of the wealth of the cocaplant in the country and in Latin America are almost exclusively produced in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia.
Drug trafficking is a serious problem in Guatemala
Narcotics trafficking has for decades been a major problem in Guatemala, where 60 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line. The country is one of the most important sites in the drugsroute in Latin America, Central America and the united states.
Drug gangs have a big influence on the politics, border security, and law enforcement. For the last month elected president, Alejandro Giammattei, promised during his campaign to the drug, severe to deal with.
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