War on Drugs (continued)

The land is of poor soil and the legal crops that would grow like pineapple and platain can only be transported to market by river a means that is more expensive then the price the crops would fetch when sold. Coca provides a better return and it is picked up at the farmer’s doorstep. Except for the time when the Colombian Armada (marines) dock their 280 ton war ship bringing along the army that penetrates the surrounding jungle periodically raiding the coca plantations and labs, power lies in the hands of the left wing guerrillas FARC southern block that has about 3000 troops taxing the coca harvest its processing and shipping providing it with a ready source of revenue.

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