To do that, alternative-development programs must be intensely and seriously promoted," said the analyst to Didlogo Ciudadano, a publication of INFOREGION in the VRAE
The historian also says Artemio's fall will not have a major impact on stopping the actions of Jose and his followers in the VRAE
, who have a larger armed force than Artemio's.
Traffickers use large production laboratories and storage areas to prepare and store cocaine, which is then transported from coca production zones, primarily in the UHV and VRAE, to Peru's coastal and border areas for further processing and distribution.
In addition, DIRANDRO destroyed 1,148 cocaine-production laboratories, including 18 HCl and 1,130 base laboratories in the UHV and the VRAE.
In 2010, Victor Quispe Palomino and Florindo Eleuterio Flores-Hala (aka "Artemio"), leaders of Sendero Luminoso's strongest factions in the VRAE and UHV respectively, were added as targets of the State Department Narcotics Rewards Program with rewards of up to $5 million offered for their arrest and/or conviction.
In 2010, the USG continued to work with the GOP on counternarcotics operations in the major drug source zones of the UHV and the VRAE.
A specific regulation for the VRAE prohibited selling, packing, repacking, transport, storage, distribution, transformation, use, services, possession or other type of activity with kerosene; however implementation had a negligible effect on the flow of kerosene through the VRAE.
In accordance with the GOP's drug strategy, DIRANDRO and the DEA continued Operation Chemical Choke, a program that since 2006 has interdicted precursor chemicals destined to cocaine production laboratories in the VRAE and UHV.
In 2009, the USG continued to work with the GOP on counternarcotics operations in the major drug source zones of the UHV and the VRAE.
By early November 2007, the PNP Narcotics Directorate (DIRANDRO) mounted successful operations in the UHV and the VRAE, destroying over 650 cocaine-production laboratories and 1,824 metric tons (MT) of coca leaf.
Cocaine base and HCl are transported from coca production zones, primarily from the UHV and the VRAE, via river, land, and air to Peru's coastal and border areas.
Opium poppy cultivation has also been seen in the UHV and VRAE coca source zones.