THE problem of illegal drug trafficking in the country will get worse before it gets better. This was the assessment made by United States Assistant Secretary for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the situation of illegal drugs in the country as he met with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Mar Roxas yesterday in Camp Crame , Quezon City.
Discussed with the meeting is the threat posed by illicit drugs in drug trafficking in the Philippines. "I am sorry to say this but I fear the problem is going to get worse befiore it gets better, " Brownfield said. The US secretary made his assessment based on the successful operation by the US government against illegal drugs wherein in 10 years Secretary Brownfield said they were able to reduced 50% demand for coccaine and methamphetamines. Because of this, Brownfield said drug trafficking organizatiions will look for new markets and opportunities and some will go East into Western Europe and some will go on East Asia wherein the Philippines by geography is a point of entry. Brownfield cited the fact that in South America ; Bolivia, Peru and Columbia who were the only places in the world that produces cocaine may cross the pacific normally by cargo or commercial means to look for another market and it is impossible for them not to cross the entire Philippine nation.