Post Tagged with: "Coca/Cocaine"

Peru Wraps Up Coca-Leaf Eradication for 2012

Corah, Peru’s police agency responsible for the control and eradication of illegal coca crops, wrapped up its eradication program this week, Inforegion reported. The agency has finished the year eradicating 14,171 hectares of illegally-grown coca, used to produce cocaine. The government’s goal was to remove 14,000

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 […]

Peru in Talks with EU for Anti-Drug Support

Peru’s anti-drug agency, Devida, is in talks with the European Union to obtain 34 million Euros ($43 million) to support the country’s anti-drug efforts, state news agency Andina reported. Carmen Masias, the head of the agency, said that Peru could receive the funds in 2013 and they would mainly be used for […]

Prosecutors Formally Charge Shining Path Leader Artemio

Prosecutors Formally Charge Shining Path Leader Artemio

Peruvian prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged Florindo Flores, a leader of the Shining Path splinter group who was captured in February. Prosecutor Luis Landa said that Flores, known as “Artemio,” has been charged with terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering, state news agency Andina reported. Prosecutors are asking for Flores […]