EFESan Pablo, Colombia

Colombia has eradicated 103,100 hectares of coca in 2021, Defense Minister Diego Molano said Thursday, highlighting the government's efforts to combat organized crime.

"There are 103,100 hectares eradicated so far. The government of President [Iván] Duque has eradicated more than 350,000 hectares (so far …) to combat the entire chain of drug trafficking," Molano told journalists on a visit to the municipality of San Pablo, in the Caribbean department of Bolivar.