• Short Summary

    The Bolivian government is enforcing measures to stamp out the traditional trade in coca leaves -- the raw materials for the drug cocaine.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN/CU Coca growing (3 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    SV/CU Workers stripping leaves from plants (4 shots)
    0.52

    3.
    CU PULL BACK/PAN OVER Stripped coca plants
    1.06

    4.
    SV Workers wading through water on their way home
    1.16

    5.
    GV Village huts
    1.24

    6.
    LV/CU Woman sprinkling coca leaves out to dry (2 shots)
    1.33

    7.
    LV Trucks lined at coca control post (2 shots)
    1.39

    8.
    SV Truck being searched
    1.44

    9.
    SV/CU Woman being searched and 'baby' being revealed as coca plant (2 shots)
    1.56

    10.
    LV PAN Other trucks being searched and woman seated in driving cab (2 shots)
    2.02

    11.
    SV/LV Inspectors searching trucks (2 SHOTS)
    2.10

    12.
    CU Investigator showing seized bags and other contraband products on roadside. (2 shots)
    2.23




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Bolivian government is enforcing measures to stamp out the traditional trade in coca leaves -- the raw materials for the drug cocaine. Strict controls are being imposed at border points to present the smuggling of coca leaves across the border to Colombia. Bolivian farmers are also being encouraged to plant alternative crops, but it is proving difficult because, traditionally, farmers are used to eating coca leaves themselves as part of their diet. The government effort is part of an international campaign to cut off the supply of drugs to addicts in western nations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38CP6UPQO1B8WNB53T5ZJ8H7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA38CP6UPQO1B8WNB53T5ZJ8H7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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