South American cartels frequently resort to trafficking drugs hidden in cargos of fruit. Image: Rinson Chory/ Unsplash

Colombian ambassador to Portugal calls for more cooperation to fight drug trafficking

Colombia’s ambassador to Portugal says international cooperation is the only way to combat the global problem of drug trafficking, arguing that current strategies against crime are failing. “Drug trafficking is a global problem and must be combated through international co-operation, in all instances, given that the fight against this type of crime has so far failed,” said Lisbon-based ambassador, José Fernando Baustista, during a speech yesterday in Lisbon entitled: “Latin America: The impact of organised crime on violence and citizen security and its effects on regional politics’.