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Colombia is the world's largest producer of cocaine and coca leaves from which the drug is made, according to the United Nations. The United States is the largest consumer.
President Rodrigo Duterte says the situations in Colombia and the Philippines are different because of the kind of illegal drugs trafficked in those countries
The PNP chief also says key legislation is needed to support the crackdown on the drug trade in the Philippines
The criminal network sometimes secreted drugs inside computers and other electronic devices and also at times enlisted air passengers to transport the contraband
John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez walks free from the Combita high security prison in central Colombia after completing 22 years of his 30 year sentence for murder