Post Tagged with: "Coca/Cocaine"

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 […]

Over Half a Ton of Cocaine Seized in Lima Suburb

Over Half a Ton of Cocaine Seized in Lima Suburb

Peruvian police on Friday arrested nine people in a series of anti-drug operations, which included the seizure of more than half a ton of cocaine at a home on the edge of Lima’s upper-class La Molina district. Anti-drug police raided the home in La Molina, where they found 600 kilograms […]

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’s Coca Eradication Reaches New Annual Record

Peru’s Coca Eradication Reaches New Annual Record

Peruvian security forces this year have eradicated a record number of coca bushes, bringing the program on track to reach its 2013 goal, Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza said Thursday, according to state news agency Andina. So far this year, Peru has eradicated 17,000 hectares of coca bushes, way above the […]