Keith visits Portuguese Ambassador to discuss drugs

Posted on May 24th, 2012 in Local News

Keith and members of the Home Affairs Select Committee met with the Portuguese Ambassador, Joao de Vallera to discuss drugs.

The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, is currently undertaking an inquiry into drugs. As part of this they are looking to drug policies of European countries. Keith discussed the success of Portugal’s decision to decriminalise drug use in 2001 and the trafficking of cocaine from South America into Europe.