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President Duque expects this policy to limit coca hectares to 105,000 and cocaine production to 450 metric tons.
Colombia's President Ivan Duque Monday approved a decree establishing the rules for the resumption of aerial spraying of illicit coca crops using glyphosate, an herbicide banned in 2015 due to its potential carcinogenic effect.
The National Narcotics Council has to decide now whether or not to resume the Illicit Crop Eradication Program by aerial spraying despite opposition from several political, social, and environmentalist organizations.
The National Police forces will manage the program to be developed in zones with extensive crops. Areas with irregular arms groups will also be targeted.
National and regional natural parks, moorlands, wetlands, mangroves, aquifers territories, and population centers will be excluded from aerial spraying.
How weird that where the US puts its military, drug production skyrockets, be it cocaine in Colombia or heroin in Afghanistan? You'd think they'd try to reduce production so they don't have to fight a war on drugs... oh, wait, I get it now. https://t.co/GVpEhF5HR7