No, we’re not advocating that anyone seek out a career in making and distributing cocaine. We’re highlighting the lifestyle of Colombia, where cocaine exports account for $8 billion or revenue every year.
Despite ongoing efforts to disrupt the cocaine industry in the cocaine capital of the world, business is thriving.
In 2012, there were over 2300 labs destroyed in Colombia but it seems that few are deterred. Instead, drug cartels are relocating from the once crowded, nearby jungle to the more disposable labs of the indoors.
One British journalist wanted to find out more about the cocaine scene in Colombia, and learn about the people who produce and traffic the drug. Toby Muse made many attempts at contacting different members of the Colombian cartel and he eventually received an invite to come and learn about the cocaine culture of Colombia.
Blind-folded after entering his taxi, Muse was taken to a completely different world – one where kerosene, chemicals and microwave ovens are used every day to create one of the world’s most potent and addictive narcotics. He was given a lesson in how cocaine is made, where it’s sold and why it’s not likely to go away any time soon.
One of the surprising facts learned was that cocaine was most often distributed to the United States, citing that U.S. demand is high, profits are bigger and access into the country is easy.
The cocaine business is ever-evolving for Colombian cocaine distributors.