Co-operation to Combat Drugs

James Brokenshire will reiterate the British government’s pledge to work with Peru in the joint fight against drugs and crime during a visit to the country next week.

During his official visit to Lima, James will meet with leading members of the Peruvian Government, police and national authorities to discuss areas of existing collaboration and to explore the possibilities for expanding future work together. James will also see at first-hand the work being implemented locally and the UK support to Peru in the fight against drug traffickers and organised criminal gangs.  

This is the James’s second visit to Lima following an earlier visit in September 2010. On this latest visit the Home Office Minister for Crime and Security’s stay in Peru is part of a wider visit to the Americas region which will include visits to Washington and the Caribbean.

Before his visit to James said:

“I am pleased to be going back to Peru to see first-hand the work underway to tackle illegal narcotics. It is a threat we both face and working closely together through intelligence-sharing, policing and community projects is vital. I welcome the Peruvian Government's strong messages on combating the threat and I look forward to continuing and strengthening our partnership".