INFO COCA FARMER

The bloody trail of cocaine production starts with regular farmers. The extraction of cocaine from Kokaleaves is their only way to earn a decent living, since crop growing of cacao, bananas and other fruits is not sufficient enough to feed a family. The farmers never get to see the finished product, that they sell to Guerillas. Approximately 850 tons of cocaine are smuggled yearly across the pacific ocean by self made submarines, that the guerrillas built in the mangroves of Tumaco. Tumaco is where the Colombian Navy operates the fight against drug trafficking from. A hopeless fight that can only be won if the farmers are offered an alternative to earn a living.

Colombia, 2016

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