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Andean Group - February 2020

Transnational turn for war on drug trafficking

Peru’s struggle against drug trafficking organisations (DTOs) has been the bane of successive governments, and new defence minister Walter Martos’ pledge to intensify the fight against the DTOs in 2020 seemed, in many ways, like a continuation of this status quo. However, one noteworthy element of his new agenda is an increased recognition of the fundamentally transnational nature of this problem, emphasising the need to look beyond the country’s borders to build solutions.

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