"For example, in Colombia, the United States Government [USG] allocated US$ 457 million between 2002 and 2008 to the Colombia National Police specifically for eradication. A further US$ 463 million was allocated to the Air Service of the Colombia National Police over the same period, as well as US$ 844.1 to the Army Air Aviation. Both of these services have responsibilities for supporting both aerial and manual eradication although do not report on exactly how much of the money they were allocated by the USG was dedicated to this task. A further US$ 92.1 million was allocated to the Colombia Police and US$ 103.7 million to the Counter Narcotics Brigade of the Army’s Ground Forces between 2002 and 2008 in part to secure territory in support for both manual and aerial eradication campaign. Between 2002 and 2008 the USG estimated that a total of 1.2 million hectares of coca were eradicated and net cultivation fell from 144,450 ha in 2002 to 119,000 ha in 2008."


Mansfiled, David, "Assessing Supply-Side Policy and Practice: Eradication and Alternative Development," Global Commission on Drug Policies (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: January 2011), p. 7.