In­crease in pro­duc­tion in Colom­bia

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - Source: Staff re­port

An aerial erad­i­ca­tion pro­gram that de­stroyed coca plants, from which co­caine is made, ended in Colom­bia in 2015. Since then, cul­ti­va­tion of the plant in Colom­bia has grown and avail­abil­ity is up and likely to keep in­creas­ing, ac­cord­ing to a 2016 Na­tional Drug Threat As­sess­ment Sum­mary by the U.S. De­part­ment of Jus­tice, Drug En­force­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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