The Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Hugo Patt, spoke to the media about the recent illegal transshipment of drugs and contraband activities that have been occurring in the North.
Hugo Patt – Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources
“It is a concern that all of us share within the vicinity, Pachacan being the area where the entry and exit point I am really glad that police are intervening because the issue with not only contraband but alleged drugs and even when police escort a number of drugs that are coming through that area are a concern for all of us. I had a meeting with the village council of my particular community and they were expressing that concern. As we speak we have some marathons being organized you know and so it’s never safe when you see vehicles coming out in a cat and mice game and so it is unsafe for all of us but I know customs for a fact is doing extra work in the area and so is the police department.”