Date of Publication

2023 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Description

In recent months, the price of coca, the raw plant used to make cocaine, collapsed by as much as 50 percent in Colombia, while coca buyers have seemingly all but disappeared. In the country’s most impoverished regions, where hundreds of thousands of families depend on the crop for their livelihood, coca growers are resorting to stashing kilos of coca paste at home, waiting for buyers, Spanish daily El País reported.

 
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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Colombia: Coca Price Crash Offers Opportunities and Challenges in the Fight Against Narcotrafficking

In recent months, the price of coca, the raw plant used to make cocaine, collapsed by as much as 50 percent in Colombia, while coca buyers have seemingly all but disappeared. In the country’s most impoverished regions, where hundreds of thousands of families depend on the crop for their livelihood, coca growers are resorting to stashing kilos of coca paste at home, waiting for buyers, Spanish daily El País reported.

 
 

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