Security agencies and FANB participate in the International Seminar Against Drugs

More than 100 officials from citizen security bodies, as well as members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), participated this Wednesday in the III International Seminar on the Fight Against the World Drug Problemcarried out by the National Anti-drug Superintendency (Sunad).

The head of the Sunad, M/G Richard Lopez Vargasstated that at least 219 million people are addicted to cannabis and 22 million people are dependent on cocaine, according to the latest World Drug Report 2023 from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

“We fight these figures on a daily basis. For example, only in 2023, there are 23 thousand 901 kg of drugs seized, with a balance of 8,306 detainees and 6,446 procedures performed. We must note that more than 80% of the cases are related to micro-trafficking of drugs,” said López Vargas.

He stressed that combating micro-trafficking is the first step to prevent the consumption of illicit substances in the communities. In addition, he highlighted the recovery of 617 spaces for sports, culture and community actions.

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