11 Jan 2010

200 tons of cocaine seized during 2009

1:35 pm on 11 January 2010

Authorities in Colombia say they seized more than 200 tons of cocaine during 2009.

The Defence Minister says narco terrorists could have bought 1 million rifles with the proceeds, worth $US5 billion.

However, the BBC reports drug trafficking is still very much alive in Central and South America. Crops are on the increase in Bolivia and Peru.