Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Black Market Cocaine; Who's the # 1 Exporter

270 tons of cocaine was produced in Colombia in 2009, according to the US Office of National Drug Control Policy.The 2009 amount was lower then the 280 tons produced in 2008 and the 700 tons produced in 2001. 95 percent of the cocaine consumed in the United States is produced in Colombia.

Cocaine production in Colombia fell to less than half the world’s total last year, when Peru surpassed the nation in cultivation of the drug’s base ingredient, the coca leaf, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said in June.Cocaine production in neighboring Peru rose last year, to 225 metric tons, while output in Bolivia remained stable at 195 metric tons, according to today’s statement by the White House drug czar. Europe may be one of the main markets of both nations, the U.S. said.

As eradication and law-enforcement efforts increase, traffickers are diluting the drug, the drug czar said. Purity of cocaine seized in bulk shipments in the U.S. declined 14 percent from 2006 to 2010.

U.S. Forces in conjunction with Colombian forces, have stepped up their campaign in the last 10 years. This will only continue until the U.S. no longer is able to exploit the world for it's control over it's resources. But as demand increases the countries such as Peru and Bolivia will surpass Colombia. As long as the Colombian's & U.S. Forces continue to attack the Colombian's Cocaine Trade.

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