Exposing what takes place in every stage of cocaine production in Colombia. From its beginnings, the coca-cola powder that is made into coke is refined and then processed into the end product that we know as cocaine. From its origins in South America, this incredibly powerful stimulant flows through the world, reaching countries like Italy, Spain, Britain, Holland and Brazil. But what does it do that is so unique?
In the beginning, cocaine is refined through what is called the “Colombian Highlands”. This is a remote area that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It has some of the most exotic and expensive cocaine found on the planet. In most of these “Highlands”, cocaine is refined and manufactured in small scale facilities using the most toxic and pressurized methods. The Colombian government and Interpol have long known that the Colombian cocaine route through the “Highlands” is extremely dangerous and a large number of cocaine seizures are made in Europe each year.
Recently however, with the increasing attention that Colombia has gained for being a cocaine route to Europe, the authorities have taken action. In order to stop the cocaine smuggling and criminal activity going on, the authorities have been searching diligently for key points in the country. Recently they were able to seize a significant amount of cocaine hidden in bags within a refrigerated building. This discovery has sent shock waves throughout the world and raised many questions. So how did Colombia seize this large amount of cocaine?
The authorities found that much of the cocaine that was seized was being transported on air flights. Large amounts of cocaine were often hidden in suitcases and in bags that could be thrown away after they had been thoroughly searched. The investigation into the cocaine route into Europe also discovered that large numbers of vehicles were used to transport the drugs. These included but were not limited to pickups, cars and buses. All of these methods make it very difficult for law enforcement to catch criminals and put them behind bars for long periods of time.
It has been suggested that the large amounts of cocaine being moved from south America into Europe is organized crime money. Organized crime groups rely on their contacts in various countries to help them move their drugs. It is not uncommon for criminals to use the services of a private airline as a way to ship their cocaine into Europe. If cocaine was being shipped from Latin America to Europe, it would be highly unlikely that law enforcement agencies in either country would be looking for and seizing large shipments of drugs. Instead, it is likely that the cocaine would simply pass through the various ports of call and be distributed on the streets of various European cities.
Recently, sniffer dogs have been used by police in conjunction with sniffer planes to track down large shipments of cocaine being moved from north to southern Latin America. Although it is impossible to stop the cocaine trade at its point of origin, the increasing use of airplanes and other sophisticated means of air travel has made it much easier to bust organized crime rings and the drug trafficking that go along with it. This means that more people are being brought to the attention of law enforcement officials who are looking to put these notorious criminals behind bars. In the long run, it is very important that we continue to bust these organizations and combat the root causes of crime in our nation.