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Anti-Drug Chief Says On Track to Reach Eradication Goal

Anti-Drug Chief Says On Track to Reach Eradication Goal

The new chief of Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida said the government should meet its coca eradication goal, state news agency Andina reported. The head of Devida, Alberto Otarola, said the government is on a “good path” in reaching its goal to increase annual coca eradication to 30,000 hectares. “As of […]

Peru Replaces Anti-Drug Chief

Peru Replaces Anti-Drug Chief

Peru’s government on Wednesday replaced its top anti-drug chief, raising uncertainty about anti-drug policies in the world’s biggest cocaine producer. Carmen Masias was removed as the head of the government’s anti-drug agency Devida, and was replaced by former Defense minister Alberto Otarola. Otarola will become the third anti-drug chief since […]

Peru Ups Goal For Coca Eradication in 2014

Peru has set its target for eradicating coca bushes next year at 26,000 hectares, an increase of around 10 percent over this year and a major jump from earlier strategies. The announcement was made by Interior Minister Walter Alban, according to state news agency Andina, just days after the government announced […]

Peru Reaches 2013 Coca Eradication Goal

Peru Reaches 2013 Coca Eradication Goal

Peru’s government has surpassed its goal for the eradication of coca crops this year, according to the head of the country’s anti-drug agency, Carmen Masias. Masias told Canal N television that 22,300 hectares of coca have been eradicated in 2013, higher than the 14,000 hectares eradicated in 2012, and more […]

by · November 26, 2013 · 1 comment · Coca/Cocaine, Law & Justice