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The United States and Colombian governments agreed in March to develop a plan to cut cultivation and production from current levels by half over the next five years. While the United States acknowledges the Colombian goal to eradicate 70,000 hectares in 2018 manually, maximum effort and concrete results are necessary to stop cocaine shipments from entering the United States and to reach the 5-year goal.
New Annual Data Released by White House Drug Policy Office Shows Record High Coca Cultivation and Cocaine Production in Colombia (Washington: Office of National Drug Control Policy, June 25, 2018): 2 <https://ndews.umd.edu/sites/ndews.umd.edu/files/executive-office-of-the-president-cocaine_6-25-2018.pdf>.