U.N. Narcotics Board Drops World’s No. 1 Cocaine Producer From Watch List

Liberty Alerts, Edwin Mora, CNSNews.com

The United Nations-led International Narcotics Control Board has dropped Colombia from its watch list of countries with illicit drug problems despite acknowledging that the country is the world’s main cocaine producer.

Camilo Uribe, a Colombian national and a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said at a March 1 press briefing in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota that the move is intended to recognize the South American country’s progress in combating narco-trafficking and to encourage the effort.

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