Coca/Cocaine

Narco-Pardons Trial Resumes — 14 Defendants

After a week-long break for the Independence Day holidays, hearings have resumed in the trial on the presidential pardons granted to over 400 drug traffickers during Alan Garcia’s 2006-2011 administration. The main defendant is Facundo Chinguel, who was president of the Presidential Pardons Commission in the Ministry of Justice and […]

Cocaine worth $18 million Nabbed in Port of Callao

Cocaine worth $18 million Nabbed in Port of Callao

Drug police reported this week that 190 kilos of high-purity cocaine were found in the port of Callao, valued at $8 million on the market. The discovery was made in early July, but the report and photos were only made public this week.  Police said an inspection of the container […]

Peru Reduces Coca Cultivation for Third Straight Year

Peru Reduces Coca Cultivation for Third Straight Year

Peru reduced its territory used for growing coca leaves for a third straight year, according to an annual report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The UN said that 42,900 hectares of land were used to grow coca in Peru last year, down 14% from 2013. That […]

VRAEM Coca Farmers to Meet with Premier Cateriano

Peru’s Premier Pedro Cateriano and the minister of Agriculture, Juan Benites, are scheduled to be in southeastern Peru today, for talks with members of the farmers’ federation of the Apurimac and Ene valleys, Fepavrae. Talks, which were interrupted in November last year, are focused on the government’s program to reduce or eradicate […]