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Drug-trafficker’s Arrest to Lead to More Investigations

Drug-trafficker’s Arrest to Lead to More Investigations

Gerald Oropeza, a young drug trafficker whose high lifestyle only became public knowledge when someone tried to blow him up in his white Porsche five months ago, is now behind bars in the maximum security wing at Piedras Gordas in Ancon, north of Lima. His arrest this past weekend in […]

by · September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature
Humala Backs Legislation to Intercept Drug Planes

Humala Backs Legislation to Intercept Drug Planes

President Ollanta Humala is backing legislation that was approved in Congress last week that would allow the Armed Forces to intercept suspected drug trafficking airplanes, and shoot them down if they refuse to obey orders to land. “I think it is a positive issue because it is going to be a […]

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 […]

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 […]