The Ministry of Public Affairs launched a campaign against micro-drug trafficking in September 2022, after which the number of reported cases of arrests and sentences increased.
Saab participated in a forum held in Caracas on the prevention of drug use among children and adolescents
The Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, criticized this Tuesday, November 14, that the legalization of marijuana involves the governments of countries where this drug has been decriminalized by transnational mafias dedicated to drug trafficking.
“Who will become a millionaire? Who gave the marijuana that was legalized? You are dividing the profit between a morally criminal group and a legitimately constituted Government,” said Saab during a forum held in Caracas on the prevention of use. on drugs in children and adolescents.
In his opinion, the global trend towards the decriminalization of marijuana consumption, in some cases only for therapeutic purposes, focuses on the legalization of other substances and the economic benefit of “world powers” , although he did not give details about it.
“We are going – almost – to half the planet that has adopted the legalization of marijuana. We are clear that it will happen in another plane where it is not only marijuana,” insisted Saab, who believes that Venezuela is an “oasis” in front of this “depravity that destroys humanity.”
In September 2022, the Prosecutor’s Office launched a campaign against micro-drug trafficking, after which the number of reported cases of arrests and sentences of people for possessing, cultivating, transporting, hiding or selling and a few grams of marijuana went up.
By the end of that year, the National Armed Forces and the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) had seized more than 47 tons of drugs and arrested 8,830 people in connection with these activities.
According to the Government, Venezuela registers the “lowest prevalence of drug consumption” in all of Latin America.