Weekly Report - 27 October 2022 (WR-22-43)

COLOMBIA: Potential cocaine production hits record high

Potential production of cocaine in Colombia rose 14% last year to 1,400 tonnes (t) and the area cultivated with coca, the drug’s base ingredient, shot up 43% to 204,000 hectares, the highest figures in two decades of monitoring, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). By these calculations, cocaine seizures increased from 505,683 kilos in 2020, to 669,340 in 2021, and 86.5% of the crops have been in the same places for 10 years.

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