Assets Laundering, Peruvian Priority in Anti-drug Summit

Lima, Aug 31. -Beating drug trafficking where it is most painful, its accumulated wealth, should be a priority in the anti-drug summit convened by Peru for 2012, said the head of the anti-drug agency Ricado Soberón.The president of the National Commission of Development and Life without Drugs (Devida) said his country will take that position to the presidential meeting of drug producers and consumer countries.

He proposed improving the multilateral action of States against assets laundering in order to attack drug trafficking more effectively.

He said the summit proposed by President Ollanta Humala when he took office last July 28 must also evaluate the implementation of the principle of shared responsibility.

"Shared responsibility is reflected in a global responsibility that requires all countries worldwide to consider very specific efforts in human and financial resources domestically and multilaterally to address this issue," he said. (Prensa Latina)