The price of coca leaf raises by more than 100% in Santa Cruz

The department of Santa Cruz is the leading market for coca leaf due to the consumption of more than 9,000 metric tons, according to 2018 data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Thirty-seven per cent of the national coca leaf production (24,278 metric tons) goes to the region of Santa Cruz. The pound of legal coca leaf for chewing at the Santa Cruz market usually costs Bs 50, but now, in times of quarantine, it is scarce, and the price of the pound varies between Bs 120, 150, 180 and Bs 200.

Source: El Deber