Narco News 2001
March 15, 2001
Torre: "Measure Would Collapse Global Drug Economy"
A Narco News Global Alert
Translated from the Notimex
News Agency by Narco News
March 15, 2001
By Arturo Loyola
Police Chief Proposes Legalizing Drugs in Mexico to Solve the
measure would collapse the global drug economy"
director of Technical Support for the
Federal Preventive Police (PFP, in Spanish), Miguel Angel de
la Torre, announced his position in favor of legalizing drugs
in Mexico, which he considers as the only possible solution to
stop drug trafficking.
"It seems like this is the only possible
solution, although it is utopian, to combat narco-trafficking,
because the corrupting power that the narco generates is tremendous
and in the consumer arena of money it is more important than
the moral principles that the drug laws instill," he revealed.
In an exclusive interview with Notimex,
the official admitted that this measure is presented as a utopia,
given that it not only will have to be enacted in Mexico, but
also in the entire world, to generate results. But in all cases,
upon being accepted, the global drug economy would collapse.
"I have spoken at various forums
where I have stated this opinion. The magnitude of my feeling
about it is going to cause an argument, but if the number of
people that have already called for a solution of this type are
listened to, the solution is not so cruel," he said.
Although he coincides with the writer
Carlos Fuentes in the sense that this solution could lose a generation
of youths, De la Torre believes that the generations to come
would be saved because the attraction of the drugs and the money
they generate would be ended.
"The drug problem is so grave that
I don't see any other solution than this one. Every kind of drug
would have to be included to keep this from happening,"
De la Torre reported that the Federal
Preventive Police (PFP) is composed of 6,000 Federal Transport
Police, and 4,000 members of the Federal Support Forces, as well
as the 100-member Alamo Group.
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