Cocaturismo: how cocaine in colombia became a tourist attraction after pablo escobar's death, medellín became even more steeped in the drug trade now, cocaine in colombia has infiltrated every aspect of the culture, even to the point of attracting rich tourists seeking a thrill. Violence is the number one reason you should not buy cocaine in colombia in january 2010, gustavo siva cano, writing for colombia reports, estimated the drug war was responsible for 450,000 homicides.
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 history. Tumaco, colombia — from a military helicopter high above the rolling hills of southern colombia, the green rows of hearty plants look a bit like the vineyards of napa but that’s not zinfandel down there bushy fields of illegal coca blanket the countryside, ripe with the raw ingredients of the biggest cocaine boom in history.
That is almost 300 million people approximately half of this cocaine comes from colombia in 2016, 18 million people used the illicit drug worldwide, consuming much of the hundreds of 1,400 tons of cocaine produced in the andean region, according to the united nations office on drugs and crime. Despite colombia having the dubious distinction of being the world leading producer of coca for many years those plans, slowly but surely, diminished the drug produced, to the extent that, in 2010, the country reduced cocaine production by 60%, relative to the peak in 2000. Magnus linton originally intended to write a book about colombia that didn’t include the words “cocaine” or “violence,” but the presence of cocaine in colombia was too pervasive to ignore, and so cocaína (soft skull press, 2014) was born. Also, while cocaine is technically legal, a lot of places will absolutely not tolerate it most likely, your hostel or hotel will not even second-guess kicking you out if you are caught using it or even just having it lastly, you should remember the extremely bloody history that the drug cartels have had in colombia.
Biggest ever cocaine bust in columbia – 88 tons according to the columbian government, yesterday law enforcement confiscated 88 tons (17,500 pounds) of drugs in the biggest cocaine bust ever, along the panama border. In colombia, you can get a gram for the price of a big mac according to the national institute on drug abuse, 15 million people over the age of 12 used cocaine in 2014, or about 06 percent of.
Police seized more than 12 tons of cocaine from colombia's top crime gang on wednesday, the biggest haul ever in the nation's long-running fight against drug trafficking, president juan manuel. Cocaine is actually legal (to an extent) in colombia, but the buying and selling of it is illegal the trick for the dealers is to give it as a “gift” with another purchase for example, 30,000 colombian pesos is pretty steep for a single can of beer, but you’ll get a complimentary gift for that.
A cocaine boom in the us colombian police officers destroy a coca plantation in a rural area of tumaco, in the department of narino, colombia the eradication of coca plantations in narino, which has the greatest number of illegal plantations is caught in an endless spiral: as soon as police end the task, new plants are sown.
Colombia is close to a deal that could take rebels out of the drug trade but right now, coca production is soaring.