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Mexican president dismisses US govt report on illicit medication as ‘opinion’

Mexican president dismisses US govt report on illicit drugs as ‘opinion’

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has dismissed Washington’s new report on illicit medication that names his nation as the primary provider of heroin and methamphetamine to the US, calling it merely an “opinion.”

“It’s an opinion, mainly,” Lopez Obrador stated at a information convention on Thursday. “It has good issues, and different issues that we don’t settle for.” He didn’t elaborate on what precisely he doesn’t agree with, however added that his nation has “superb relations” with the US and dismissed any chance of a “political confrontation.”

The remarks got here after the White Home launched a brand new presidential dedication on illicit drug manufacturing and trafficking. The doc named 22 international locations situated primarily in South and Central America, in addition to sure Asian nations, together with Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

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Whereas within the doc, Trump lauded Mexico for exhibiting “indicators of progress” in battling the unlawful drug commerce – for instance, passing “asset forfeiture reforms” and exhibiting a rise in “extraditions of harmful drug traffickers” to the US – he nonetheless urged the nation to do extra.

“Mexico stays the supply of almost all heroin and methamphetamine seized in america, and a transit route for many of the cocaine obtainable in our nation,” the memorandum said.

The nation additionally stays the most important trafficking hub for different medication, together with cocaine, and cartels working on its soil are additionally concerned within the manufacturing and smuggling of fentanyl – a particularly potent opioid liable for many drug overdose deaths throughout the US, Trump said.

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“The USA stays able to deepen its partnership with Mexico to deal with these shared challenges and welcomes the chance to develop joint drug management objectives with Mexico and bilateral investigations constructed on clear and open sharing of investigative info and proof resulting in profitable prosecutions,” the US president stated within the assertion.

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