Huancayo State Security Agents, Pichanaqui Prosecutor’s Office, staff from the Health Network and representatives of the National Coca Company (Enaco), carried out an unexpected operation in different sectors of the area, seizing various stores and seizing illegal coca leaf, due to the increase in its unregulated marketing.
According to Enaco’s representative, Jesús Soria, nearly 300 kilos of illegal coca leaf were seized.
He added that the operation has been in the framework of the frontal fight against the illegal trade of the coca leaf, a product that arrives clandestinely from Cusco and the Vraem.
The inspectors arrived at the Terrestrial Terminal, on Marginal Avenue, where they entered the “La Paradita” store, where there is a high concentration of buyers.
Bagged cakes without health registration, a large number of Inka cigarette packs with no expiration date, handmade cigarettes, a sealing machine, bamba candies and panetones of dubious origin were also seized.
Prosecutor Danny Castillo mentioned that his presence in the operation is to verify the legality of the intervention.
The recommendation to the businesses that have a license consisted of “insisting that the coca leaf they sell has to be from Enaco and not buy from other people because that would lead to imminent confiscation because it is a type of contraband coca leaf, green especially”.