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10 Jan 2024

Latam Cocaine Seizures Surge; Colombia's Coca Cultivation Hits Record

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Bolivia's record cocaine bust [seized 9 million tons](, worth over $500 million. Colombia and Ecuador disrupted a ring shipping five tons monthly to the U.S. and Europe. Colombian coca production soars as President Gustavo Petro opts for non-punitive drug policies, escalating violence and murder rates in the region.