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Peruvian drug traffickers make more money than Colombian ones

By chillinwill, Aug 26, 2009 | |
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    According to a report printed today by local newspaper Peru21, nowadays the Peruvian drug traffickers earn actually more with their illicit trade than their Colombian counterparts; about more than US $1 billion dollar per year.

    The study (which includes figures from official UN informs) run by the specialists Jaime Antezana and Jaime Garcia Diaz, reveals that not only Peru is the first cocaine exporter in the world (282 tonnes of cocaine per year), but also that Peruvian drug traffickers are the ones who make more profit, since the drug international prices of cocaine is US $70,000 per kilogram.

    “Colombia is still the main producer of cocaine. However, the effectiveness of Colombian police in drug seizures reduce considerably their exports,” explains Antezana.

    In 2008 Colombia produced 430 tonnes of cocaine, and Peru only 302.

    However, Colombian police seized 198 tonnes, while Peruvian police seized only 20 tonnes.

    Isabel Guerra
    August 25, 2009
    Living In Peru
    http://www.livinginperu.com/news/9908

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