Pubdate: Thu, 22 Jun 2006
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 2006 Johnson Newspaper Corp.
Author: Associated Press
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/coke.htm (Cocaine)
BOGOTA, Colombia - A key component of the U.S.-backed war on drugs appears to be failing.
Despite record drug seizures and spraying of herbicides, production of the plant used to make cocaine increased by 8 percent in Colombia, to 330 square miles, the United Nations said Tuesday - even as authorities sprayed coca fields totaling 25 times the size of Manhattan.