Columbia destroyed 232,000 acres of coca in 2019

The President of Columbia, Ivan Duque, has announced that a record 94,000 hectares of coca leaf plantations were manually destroyed using machetes and similar tools in 2019 with a further 6,000 destroyed using other methods. Duque also commented that 434 tonnes of cocaine were confiscated in the same period. The United Nations (UN) estimated that enough coca leaf plants were planted in 2018 to produce 1,120 tonnes of cocaine.