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Colombia Domestic Sales of Cocaine, Marijuana Worth $2B Annually

Sales of illegal drugs inside Colombia were worth more than $2 billion in 2015, the equivalent of 0.75 percent of gross domestic product, the government said on Wednesday. There are at least 1.5 million consumers of cocaine, marijuana and synthetic drugs like ecstasy in the Andean country, the national planning agency said in a report, placing Colombia fourth in rates of drug addiction in South America. Colombia is one of the world's top producers of cocaine, with the capacity to...

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