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Colombia is producing more cocaine than ever before

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  • Dave Turner
  • 5 July 2018
Colombia is producing more cocaine than ever before

Colombia has hit record highs in its cocaine production.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has issued a report detailing how the South American country's coke production increased by 19 per cent from 2016 to 2017. This means the amount made stands at a hefty 921 metric tonnes.

Way more land is also being used, going from 188,000 hectares in 2016 to 209,000 hectares in 2017.

Unsurprisingly, the United States is fuming about the production increase, with the ONCDP’s acting director Jim Carroll saying "the steep upward trajectory is unnacceptable”.

All of this cocaine talk reminds us how Britain's eels are getting high on cocaine.

[Via: The Bogota Post]

[Photo: Crista Castellanos]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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