Santa Cruz is Bolivia’s largest and wealthiest city but it’s also become a centre for the country’s thriving illegal drugs trade. Bolivia is now the world’s third largest producer of cocaine and it’s also a key transit country for trafficking. All this is leading to a spike in violent crime.
Dan Collyns worked as the Peru producer on this feature-length History Channel documentary about the cocaine trade. Toby Barraud of NFGTV hired Dan to get the inside track on the drugs war at source.
From cocaine to chocolate. Can cocoa really be a substitute for the leaf that makes cocaine?