Colombia to use herbicide drones against record coca harvest

  • In this March 3, 2017 file photo, workers harvest coca leaves in Puerto Bello, in the southern Colombia’s state of Putumayo. A new White House report released Monday, June 25, 2018 finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s government said Tuesday it has authorized the use of herbicide-spraying drones to tackle a record surge in cocaine production.