Vice Ministry has eradicated 300 hectares of coca in national parks

In the early months of 2021, illegal coca eradication forces streamlined 300 acres of coca in national parks and protected areas, reported Vice Minister for Social Defense and Controlled Substances, Jaime Mamani.

Yesterday, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported that more than 400 acres of coca were reported in natural parks during the 2020 government.

The report shows that coca cultivation in Bolivia grew by 15% from 25,500 hectares to 29,400 hectares between 2019 and 2020.

Mamani claimed that this growth was due to the mismanagement of Jeanine Áñez’s transitional government.

He claimed that the extermination tasks were abandoned for 178 days.

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He mentioned that only 1,700 hectares of the planned 11,000 hectares were eradicated in the transition period.

On the other hand, more than 2,000 hectares were already exterminated in the first few months of the Luis Arce government.

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