State Presence Is Key to Crushing Drug Trafficking in the VRAEM

State Presence Is Key to Crushing Drug Trafficking in the VRAEM

By Geraldine Cook
August 02, 2012

The effective presence of the Armed Forces in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM) is fundamental in order to win terrain from drug traffickers, Carmen Masías, the chair of Peru’s National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (Devida), declared on July 29.

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