Bogota Colombia’s mayor proposes drug treatment centers to combat crime levels

Posted on August 6, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Drug Activity, Social Issues

The Police Director General Jose Roberto Leon Riano, welcomes proposal for Petro.
General Jose Roberto Leon Riano said that, as in other countries, the drug should be treated as a public health issue. He said that “as in other countries, Colombia and decided, the ‘narcoconsumo’ requires treatment of public health.” Gen. Leon added that “we must look at that option as one of the strategies that could help reduce consumption in the country, and there upon certification of this addiction and that dependence.” The mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, proposed the creation of care centers for drug addicts (CAMAD). According to the mayor, co n these centers could provide comprehensive treatment to addicts, and lower crime rates in the capital. “A lot of cell phone theft or diversion of TransMilenio have little use and trafficking of drugs, and this plan would allow the crime to discourage vice,” he said. Read Article

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