Colombia is the most abundant source of cocaine and heroin being exported to North America. FARC, along with other paramilitary groups fighting for control of Colombia, provides protection to farmers who grow coca and poppies, and finances its revolutionary operations through drug sales. According to DEA projections if South American drug production is not successfully interdicted it is estimated FARC and others will be supplying up to 400 thousand tons of cocaine and heroin per year for U.S. consumption by the year 2004 Through murder, kidnapping, and intimidation, FARC has enacted a reign of terror throughout Colombia, where it has murdered 29 Americans since 1980 and kidnapped over a hundred more. Experts believe FARC terrorism could spill onto American soil. "There's no reason we shouldn't take this threat seriously," said a GOP aide who handles U.S.-Colombian relations. "The FARC, through its networks, can distribute cocaine right into Washington, D.C. They certainly could use that network to attack our cities." The "War on Drugs" heats up with the assassination of an ex-president of the United States. Hand-picked by Lance Ryder, hero of Zombeast and Hot Sands, Cold Blood, Nick DeForce is a young eager-to-please DEA agent sent on his first mission to seek out and destroy FARC forces in Columbia.