Reportage: Coca Wars: Coca Wars

Bolivian narcotics forces (UMOPAR) discover 2 kgs of cocaine paste sewn into the bottom of a womans baby bag after searching the bus on which she was riding.  El Chapare, in Bolivia's central lowlands, is the country's principle coca producing region and the heart of the war on drugs.El Chapare, Bolivia.Photo © J.B. Russell
Coca Wars, April 1996

Bolivian narcotics forces (UMOPAR) discover 2 kgs of cocaine paste sewn into the bottom of a womans baby bag after searching the bus on which she was riding. El Chapare, in Bolivia's central lowlands, is the country's principle coca producing region and the heart of the war on drugs. 

El Chapare, Bolivia. 

Photo © J.B. Russell