Some 12 countries have confirmed their attendance at the anti-drug summit being organized by Peru for 2012, with the objective of coordinating and elaborating joint policies in response to drug trafficking.

According to the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (Devida), 12 countries will participate in the summit, to be held in Lima in the first half of 2012.

A United Nations report noted in June that growth in the production of coca – the basis for cocaine – has brought Peru to the level of 61,200 hectares planted, compared to 62,000 in Colombia, a country that has nonetheless gradually decreased the area dedicated to that crop.

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