According to President Petro, the strategy to defeat the mafias has to focus on lowering the price of narcotics through state regulation in terms of consumption, providing medical presence in cases of addiction and contributing a large amount of money to prevent and reduce the demand from becoming zero.
“As has happened with other
Likewise, President Gustavo Petro spoke about the power of the drug trafficking mafias, which, according to his vision, are many times more powerful than Pablo Escobar’s organization. The head of state assured that the way in which these criminal organizations have been enthroned have even led to the destruction of entire nations, such as the
“The failures are measured in a million deaths, murdered throughout Latin America, in millions of prisoners. In a youth that here, in this place, is destroying itself with a series of hard drugs that are a hundred times more deadly than what It was the marijuana and cocaine of yesteryear. That is what must be evaluated. That is where failure is measured, the destruction of democracy, criminal organizations that are 20 times more powerful than the one Pablo Escobar had. A destruction even of nations like Haiti, of subregions where the population is under the control of this type of organization”Peter concluded.