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A dangerous high: Bolivia's unwelcome black cocaine
A dangerous high: Bolivia's unwelcome black cocaine

New Delhi, Oct 2 (TIWN) For the first time in the country, the Narcotics Control Bureau recently seized 3.2 black cocaine valued at Rs 13 crore in the international market and arrested a Bolivian woman in this connection.

While Bolivia produces approximately 40 to 45 percent of the world's supply of coca leaf and coca paste, the Chapare tropical rain forest area in the Department of Cochabamba alone supplies 70 percent of the nation's coca leaf crop. Farmers from the highlands who migrated here cleared tens of thousands of hectares of forested lands to grow the plant on small plots.

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