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Molina denies Argentina is drug exporting nation

Sedronar chief Juan Carlos Molina addresses the Senate commission over a new bill on treating addiction.
Juan Carlos Molina, the head of the national government's anti-drug agency Sedronar, has denied that Argentina is a country involved in the production and exportation of narcotics; while recognising that kitchens and workshops fabricating low-grade products do exist.

The Sedronar chief spoke today before a Senate commission, explaining that when president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner handed him the role she asked for "a change of views," so that the agency could become "a linking force with the provinces" in the fight against drugs.

"[Argentina] is not a drug-exporting country," the priest underlined in his address, after which a law which proposes the creation of a new plan to combat drug consumption was approved for voting in the Upper House.

"What the country does have is 'kitchens' which make compounds of poor production value," he admitted, adding that the narcotics industry does not have "small businesses producing drugs."

The Victory Front lawmaker Horacio Pietragalla Corti, who introduced the bill into Congress, also addressed the commission, stating that the project's goal was to promote further social inclusion for those struggling with addiction problems.

"This Integral Plan against addiction and abuse enters within a national policy that will no longer treat an addict as a criminal, to turn them into people with the right to health, education and work," the politician explained.
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