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Ecuador Finds Coca Plantation on Colombia Border

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011 BY VANESSA PAZ LECOMPTE EN

Ecuador’s Army spotted a two hectare cocaine plantation on the border with Colombia on April 19 on an aerial surveillance. The site was investigated by the Technical Inter-agency Illicit Crop Monitoring Committee (Comite Tecnico Interinstitucional de Monitoreo de Cultivos Ilicitos - COTIMON) on April 28. They found 32,000 plants ready to harvest and a greenhouse with over 26,000 plants prepared to be moved, reported La Hora.

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