FEATURE COLOMBIA COCAINE REBELS.
TO MATCH WITH STORY BC-COLOMBIA COCAINE REBEL - A Colombian peasant carrying a sack loaded with coca leaves, the raw material for cocaine, walks through an illegal drug plantation in southern Colombia. Peasants transform the leaves into semi-processed cocaine base using cement, gasoline and sulfuric acid. Drug dealers then refine the base into pure cocaine. U.S. and Colombian officials accuse Marxist rebels of reaping a fortune through their ties to the drug trade - charges the rebels deny. Picture taken 28DEC99.