Gov't, Santa Fe agree on anti-drug cooperation
The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration has reached an agreement with the government of the Santa Fe province in a joint move to battle drug-trafficking, a "scourge" that is ringing alarm bells in the district commanded by Governor Antonio Bonfatti.
“The national state has promoted along with the province of Santa Fe an agreement to combat drug trafficking per especial request of Governor Antonio Bonfatti,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanih confirmed today in his daily brief to the press at the Casa Rosada presidential palace.
“The position of the federal government is that of a head-on, strict and forceful fight against this scourge (following a) strategy of prevention of addictions through the SEDRONAR (office) and through corrective judicial actions,” Capitanich explained.
Queried about this week’s controversy that sparked when Defence Minister Agustín Rossi said Argentina had become a drug-producing country and Security Secrety Sergio Berni rejecting his statements, Capitanich rather talked about "different" points of view.
“We have set a position and the Republic of Argentina naturally is not a producing country. There has been no contradiction between (Sergio) Berni and (Agustín) Rossi but a different opinion from their own point of view,” the head of minister assured.