on Drugs is a film documentary about
the war on drugs. The film shows how the war is
being waged by examining the situation in Colombia
and the United States.
Colombia, the United States fights this drug war
by attacking the supply chain.
Under a large offensive named Plan
Colombia, coca and poppy growing areas
are sprayed on a huge scale to eradicate the crops.
However, many years of fumigation has not reduced the
extent of the growing areas. In many remote sections
of Colombia, the peasants have no viable alternatives
to cultivating the coca plant. The coca plant is the
only sustenance product there.
Seven years after the start
of Plan Colombia, the country exports
more drugs than ever, due to expanding markets and restricted
opportunities for Colombian farmers.
C. Whaley, Chief of International Operations of the DEA,
lays out his organization's strategy. He explains why,
in his opinion, the war on drugs will never
United States, drug prohibition is
enforced by imposing harsh prison terms for all drug law
offenders. The fates of Richard Paey and Sharanda Jones
show the social, political and personal implications of
The War on Drugs is
an analysis of a war that started almost
40 years ago and shows no signs of subsiding.
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