Post Tagged with: "Coca"

Humala Says Peru No Longer World’s Top Coca Producer – Report

President Ollanta Humala claimed Tuesday that Peru is no longer the world’s top producer of coca, the raw material used to make cocaine. Humala said Peru had dropped its production level thanks to anti-drug strategies that include coca eradication programs and the seizure of chemical precursors used to produce coca […]

Anti-Drug Police Eradicate 65,000 Marijuana Plants in Huanuco

Peru’s anti-drug police eradicated some 65,000 marijuana plants in the country’s north-central Huanuco region, according to daily Peru.21. The operation included 25 police officers working in Huanuco’s Chinchao district, the daily reported. Police believe that all of the marijuana that was eradicated was going to be transported to Lima, where […]

Peru to Boost Coca Eradication by 50 Percent in 2013

Peru’s anti-drug chief said that the country will seek to eradicate 22,000 hectares of illegal coca crops this year, state news agency Andina reported. The target would be an almost 50 percent increase over the some 14,000 hectares of crops that Peru eradicated in 2012. Carmen Masias, the head of […]

Indigenous Leader Says Communities Caught in Expanding Drug Trade

Indigenous Leader Says Communities Caught in Expanding Drug Trade

An indigenous leader from central Peru says that a boom in the drug trade is recruiting many residents from his community to grow coca, the raw material used to make cocaine. Americo Cabecilla, a leader of the Ashaninka people, said during an interview with Inforegion that the security in central […]