The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the Andean Region and the Southern Cone and the Argentine and Northern governments announced the alliance of the Americans to strengthen the government. drug trafficking and chemical precursors to fight synthetic drugs and new psychoactive substances and to improve criminal justice in response to drug trafficking and corruption associated with this phenomenon in the country.
The plan is aimed at the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, and the provinces of Buenos Aires and Santa Fe, UNODC announced in a statement.
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The agreement was signed in the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation and the minister was present Hannibal Fernandezthe accuser Edward Casal and the Unodc Region, Candice Welsch.
The purpose of the company is the training of officials in Argentina and the supply of weapons; Significant financial support is involved in these activities, the amount of which has not been specified by the authors.
This project is part of UNODC’s strategic vision for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is based on the region’s efforts to address illicit drugs and crime.
The first is designed by the Organization only for Argentina and will last for three years.
The project will have an impact, especially in the training of prosecutors and court officials, civilian personnel from the security ministries, personnel and customs and police from the anti-medical areas.
In this regard, Welsch mentioned that “coordinated action among the countries of the Southern Cone is increasingly urgent to effectively address the problem of illicit drugs.” He also added that “this project is a symbol of the articulation between the States to the challenges of drug trafficking and the illegal economy”, and for that he particularly thanked the Argentine government and the United States of America.
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Synthetic drugs pose a challenge to public health and safety, says UNODC.
Unlike the illicit manufacture of plant-derived drugs such as cocaine and heroin, which is geographically restricted, the manufacture of synthetic drugs can occur anywhere, depending on the criminal skills and capabilities of these criminal groups to gain access to the necessary chemical precursors. to his device. According to the 2020 Global Synthetic Drugs Assessment, some countries have reported their own synthetic drugs, although the ecstasy trade in Central America, the Caribbean and South America originates mainly from Western and Southern Europe.
Again, according to the most recent world drug report for 2022, 1,127 new psychotropic substances (NPS) were announced in the world until December of 2021. The trend in the country is the type of paper (“notes”) impregnated with new psychotropic substances. with hallucinogenic effects, which in many cases are sold as LSD.
Several countries in the country have registered a type of “cocaine rose”, a drug that usually contains 2C-B and in some cases also ketamine, cocaine, MDMA or a series of new psychotropic substances.
In some regions of the country, it has been discovered that the “pink cocaine” sold does not contain 2C-B, but directly other substances, as mentioned. Until 2020, Brazil and Chile are the two countries in the region that reported the highest number of new psychotropic substances, followed by Argentina.
In Argentina, UNODC has worked for ten years through programs such as the Global Firearms Program, the Program and Aircop containing the government, which has provided assistance to combat illicit trade, including firearms. Also, in the detection equipment and emissions that are used in ports and airports on the ground.