Police seize more than 10 tonnes of cocaine from colombia's top crime gang, the biggest haul ever in the nation's long-running fight against drug trafficking. Colombia's security forces will be giving themselves a big pat on the back after seizing 12 tons of cocaine buried across four banana plantations in the north of the country, in what colombian president juan manuel santos said was the biggest drugs seizure in a single police operation in the country's. This article originally appeared on vice uk on wednesday, colombian president juan manuel santos announced that his country's police force had seized 12 tons of cocaine—supposedly the most ever confiscated in one sitting in the history of the country police say the drugs belonged to the elusive. Tumaco, colombia: an anti-narcotics policeman stands guard in front of packages of cocaine that were confiscated during an operation in the port of tumaco, in southwestern colombia, 20 april, 2002 three tons of cocaine, meant for shipment to the united states and europe, were seized during the. After pablo excobar's death, medellín became even more steeped in the drug trade now, cocaine in colombia had infiltrated every aspect of the culture, even to the point of attracting rich toursists seeking a thrill. Cocaine costs depend on how far you are from its source kuwait tops the charts at $330 a gram, while colombia has the lowest price at $350 per gram. Colombia says it has made the biggest drug bust in its history, after seizing 134 tons of cocaine at farms northwest of medellin on wednesday the drugs are worth more than a third of a billion dollars, according to president juan manuel santos santos said the illegal merchandise, valued at us $360. Colombia's reputation as the world capital of cocaine production has sadly turned it into a popular place for travellers to attempt to buy and consume the drug there seems to be an attitude among visitors that buying cocaine in colombia is somehow more acceptable than elsewhere, and consequently it is.
Colombia is a white powder paradise with an increasing number of western tourists visiting the south american country solely for its cheap cocaine. Illegal mining in colombia generates about $24 billion a year in illicit cash — three times more than its notorious cocaine industry and like the drug trade, the vast majority of illegal gold is being sent overseas to places like miami. United states (conus) in 2016, based on analysis from dea's cocaine signature program (csp)c colombia remains the primary cocaine source for the us market (see figure 1) despite significant reductions in many key colombian coca cultivation and cocaine production indicators between 2007 and.
It's hard to say which of colombia's two cash crops garners more international attention, the white or the black one one thing is for certain: both are synonymous with quality the country's first bumper crop was coffee colombia is the second-largest producer of hand-picked mild arabica coffee after brazil and the. The value of the cocaine trade is assessed at $10 billion per year in us dollars colombia's share of coca production is estimated at 43% of global production a coca plant between 1993 and 1999 colombia became the main producer of coca in the world along with cocaine, and one of the.
Outside the busy bars of bogota, men with american accents waxed lyrical about the powder they'd just scored “that's some good st right there,” snorted one, as though it were the most profound statement anyone had ever made about cocaine that night, as every night, the streets of la candelaria. As he stands slightly bent forward against the blast of air from the spinning blackhawk rotor blades, patrolman alejandro aponte looks over his shoulder with a broad toothy grin “welcome to war,” the colombian anti-narcotics police officer yells over the ever increasing wind and whirr, shortly before the. Colombia cocaine production a farmer holds a mixing stick with lumps of solidifying coca paste at a small makeshift lab in the mountain region of antioquia , colombia, january 7, 2016 ap photo/rodrigo abd in late 2016, colombia sealed a peace deal with the revolutionary armed forces of colombia,.
Colombian chicks they say that the most beautiful women of latin america can be found in colombia and the city with biggest ratio of pretty girls is medellin so i was there and unfortunately i have to admit, that during my two week stay the prettiest girls i saw were on the airplane to fort lauderdale in florida.
We are well aware that a large portion of travellers head to colombia to partake in one of its most notorious exports, cocaine if this sounds like you, you. Farmers who switch from growing coca - the raw material used in cocaine - will be compensated. I was looking through the search terms that brought people to my site earlier and i noticed an interesting trend that made me chuckle for some reason, some of the most popular searches were about buying cocaine in colombia even though i have never even talked about cocaine on my blog ever, i can't. President juan manuel santos said the find was the largest uncovered in a single police operation.