LIMA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) met Tuesday to update a cooperation plan to fight the illegal drug trade and related crimes, local media said.
Governmental experts from CAN's four member countries -- Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru -- took part in the two-day meeting that began Monday.
Initiated in 2001, the CAN plan aims to tackle the drug trade in an integral way by controlling production, trafficking, consumption and related crimes.
Bolivia, Colombia and Peru are the world's main producers of coca leaves, from which cocaine is extracted, owning a joint total of about 150,000 hectares of coca-plant crops.
The organization said 90 percent of the coca-plant production ends in the hands of drug traffickers who each year produce about 800 tons of cocaine in clandestine laboratories.