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Ever Wonder how Cocaine is Made ??

Come see in the most remotes places of the Colombian jungles, the production of the drug that keeps the global economic markets afloat, thanks to the billions of dollars it brings in fresh money each year and remember each time you "users" snort a line.ALL the fucked up chemicals that where dumped in this recipe

"In the jungle-clad mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Colombia, we visited a cocaine lab run by a coca farmer. Take some coca leaves, a number of nasty substances, add some bullets, some scary para-military soldiers, a dash of guerrillas, some corrupt cops and a pinch of coca farmer, and you've got one of the world's deadliest drug cocktails"
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Colombia is the world's leading producer of cocaine.[92] Three-quarters of the world's annual yield of cocaine has been produced in Colombia, both from cocaine base imported from Peru (primarily theHuallaga Valley) and Bolivia, and from locally grown coca. There was a 28% increase from the amount of potentially harvestable coca plants which were grown in Colombia in 1998. This, combined with crop reductions in Bolivia and Peru, made Colombia the nation with the largest area of coca under cultivation after the mid-1990s. Coca grown for traditional purposes by indigenous communities, a use which is still present and is permitted by Colombian laws, only makes up a small fragment of total coca production, most of which is used for the illegal drug trade.

An interview with a coca farmer published in 2003 described a mode of production by acid-base extraction that has changed little since 1905. Roughly 625 pounds of leaves were harvested per hectare, six times per year. The leaves were dried for half a day, then chopped into small pieces with a strimmer and sprinkled with a small amount of powdered cement (replacing sodium carbonate from former times). Several hundred pounds of this mixture was soaked in 50 US gallons (190 L) of gasoline for a day, then the gasoline was removed and the leaves were pressed for remaining liquid, after which they could be discarded. Then battery acid (weak sulfuric acid) was used, one bucket per 25 kilograms of leaves, to create a phase separation in which the cocaine free base in the gasoline was acidified and extracted into a few buckets of "murky-looking smelly liquid". Once powdered caustic soda was added to this, the cocaine precipitated and could be removed by filtration through a cloth. The resulting material, when dried, was termed pasta and sold by the farmer. The 3750 pound yearly harvest of leaves from a hectare produced 2.5 kg (6 lb) of pasta, approximately 40–60% cocaine. Repeated recrystallization from solvents, producing pasta lavada and eventually crystalline cocaine, were performed at specialized laboratories after the sale.[93]

Attempts to eradicate coca fields through the use of defoliants have devastated part of the farming economy in some coca growing regions of Colombia, and strains appear to have been developed that are more resistant or immune to their use. Whether these strains are natural mutations or the product of human tampering is unclear. These strains have also shown to be more potent than those previously grown, increasing profits for the drug cartels responsible for the exporting of cocaine. Although production fell temporarily, coca crops rebounded as numerous smaller fields in Colombia, rather than the larger plantations.

The cultivation of coca has become an attractive, and in some cases even necessary, economic decision on the part of many growers due to the combination of several factors, including the persistence of worldwide demand, the lack of other employment alternatives, the lower profitability of alternative crops in official crop substitution programs, the eradication-related damages to non-drug farms, and the spread of new strains of the coca plant.

(Source = Wikipedia)


Added: Jan-6-2012 Occurred On: Jan-6-2012
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  • Just like a wine tasting tour except it's cocaine and you could be killed or kidnapped any time, huh? What fun. I'm really surprised that it only costed 9 bucks. Does the tour come with free samples?

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  • i wasn't interested until he added the caustic soda mmmnnnn my favourite!! :-/

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  • You regularly hear the argument about financial hardship and the lack of alternative in relation to both cocaine and heroin/opium poppies.But the tidal wave of money generated always seems to be from the target country to the drug lords, never making it to the farmer. I've often wondered whether it would be viable to simply buy the whole crop in Afghanistan to deny it to the drug lords. We could dry up the global market for heroin and deny the taliban their funds. Tell the farmers, you sell to u More..

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    • @whogoesthere

      But then how is the CIA going to get money for it's extracurricular activities?

      Also, that does nothing to take care of the demand side. And as long as there's a demand, someone will figure out a way to create a supply.

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    • @whogoesthere

      Its not just drugs, its any type of agricultural commodity that comes from third world countries. Look at the coffee and chocolate industries as examples. Bananas, pineapples, sugar, the list goes on and on. The poor farmers do all the work to bring the product to market and then middle men and big corporations make all the money of it's sale

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    • @Blklight
      True.. good observation, we often think of drugs and legal crops as two different domains

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  • This reminds me of the cigar makers in Cuba. Somewhat primitive but highly skilled in producing a quality product.

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  • these poor indigenous people are all victims of the bogus neocon war on drugs

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  • no wonder it rots your nose and gives you nose bleed's,but hey what fun things are good for your health

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  • LOL "ooohf, oh yeah."

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  • This is how you make coca paste, the paste has to be further refined to get the powder that people buy on the streets. This is to cocaine what opium is to heroin

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