U.S. “drug czar” Gil Kerlikowske is to form a team in Colombia to renew efforts against drug trafficking, reported local media Tuesday.
Colombia’s police director General Jose Roberto Leon Riaño met on Tuesday with Kerlikowske, the U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy, to discuss a strategy to combat the drug issue as well as implement a new preventative policy in regards to consumers that are considered addicts, said Radio Santa Fe.
They agreed to confirm the bi-national team which will work on reviewing the efforts against the cultivation, processing, production and narco-trafficking from Colombia to the exterior.
According to Caracol Radio, figures from the U.S. Department of State place Colombia as the origin of 95% of the cocaine consumed in the U.S.
The Colombian police director will continue the agenda in Washington where he will meet with Assistant Secretary of the State Department for Narcotics William Brownfield, and head of the metropolitan police for the District of Columbia Cathy Lanier.