Colombia’s Interior Ministry filed new drug legislation Tuesday that addresses synthetic drugs such as ecstasy.
Interior Minister German Vargas Lleras announced that the new legislation would address the production, trafficking, and consumption of synthetic drugs that were not adequately addressed in Law 30, the earlier anti-drug statute passed in 1986.
The bill was drafted to address synthetic drugs, which are reported to be increasingly popular among Colombia’s youth. The ministry said that the statute will also harmonize Colombia’s drug laws with international standards and will provide stronger legal tools to combat synthetic drugs.
The interior minister further said that the new statute was drafted with cooperation from nearly 40 other anti-drug organizations and institutions.