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Monday, December 8, 2014

Cocaine And Money

Cocaine comes from a natural plant grown deep in the jungles of South America. To bear fruit, farmers plant the plant that make cocaine; then the plant is picked and processed for distribution. The shimmering white colored powder cross over transnational borders and eventually find its way around the world where hordes of users sniffed it up into someone's sniffing nose or shot into a user's veins. Cocaine can either make you poor and weak, make you do the unimaginable, make you wealthy--or it can even take your mind on weird trips. As Rock Star singer Rick James once said, "Cocaine is one helluva drug."

But it is no secret that selling cocaine on a grand scale can bring filthy riches to a player in the dope game. Cocaine prices vary but profits are enormous for a heavy hitter depending where the dope is sold. Narcotic analysts explains that illegal drugs like and cocaine and heroin cost much less where it is produced. Worldwide, prices can range from $2 a gram in Panama to over $300 per gram in New Zealand.

According to U.S. law enforcement, Colombian national police, and Foreign narcotic experts, a wholesaler can buy a kilo of cocaine straight from the jungle in Colombia for approximately $2200.00. At Colombian ports, wholesale prices for a kilo of cocaine average between $5,500.oo, and $7,000.00. DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) officials has reported over the years that cocaine prices increased exponentially once it leaves production and transferred to markets in the United States and foreign markets. Actually, as the report points out, the farther away, and the more isolated the drugs are from different countries the higher the cost for dealers and users.
 For example, Central America cocaine cost $10,000.00 per kilogram, and in Southern Mexico that same kilo sells for $12,000,00, unless a broker make an agreement to reduce the price based on multiple kilos of cocaine. Notice the much higher price between Central America and Mexico. After cocaine is transported into Mexico City area, a kilo is worth approximately $16,000.00 near the border town of Northern Mexico. Depending on the location in the U.S., wholesale on the streets average between $24,000.00, and $27,000.00.

Coca (a substance made from leaves that actually make cocaine) is one of the oldest, potent, most dangerous stimulants of natural origins. Australian world renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who once used cocaine himself became the first to publicly promote cocaine as a tonic to cure depression and sexual impotence.

Around 1886, the popularity of the drug got a higher boost when maverick John Pemberton mixed coca leaves as an ingredient in his new soft drink now known today as "Coca Cola". Effects from consumers sipping coke only skyrocketed Coca-Cola popularity during the 1900s.

Back during the 1600s, people chewed coca like tobacco. In the 1800s, cocaine earned the distinction as a popular mind altering substance to get high on among the upper-class people in Europe. If history correct, Pope Leo XIII gave papal endorsement to a coca-treated Bordeaux wine. During 1850s' an Italian neurologist named Paolo Manteganza, became so addicted to gnawing on coca leaves until he wrote excitedly about the effects.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Police Seize $1.7B Worth of Cocaine


According to reports, police in Belgium noted they seized 28 tons of cocaine after they were able to gain access to an encrypted phone network used by dealers. The estimated value of the amount of cocaine seized reportedly came out to 1.4 billion euros, equal to almost $1.75 billion USD.

The Belgian Federal Police issued a statement on the matter earlier this week, said that police seized almost 28 tons of cocaine from the port of Antwerp. One of the shipments found reportedly contained 11 tons of cocaine and was shipped overnight from April 2 into the 3rd.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cop Busted Cocaine Trafficking

A Queens police officer who once won his precinct’s “Cop of the Year’’ award has been busted on cocaine-trafficking charges. Officer Philip LeRoy, who works in the 114th Precinct, was nabbed just before midnight Monday in Sunrise City, Fla., with two other men while allegedly buying 10 kilos of cocaine.

LeRoy — the son of a retired detective — allegedly drove from New York with the intent to buy drugs in the Sunshine State and had his off-duty weapon on him at the time. LeRoy, 28, was charged with felony weapons possession, cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, according to court records. His bail was set at $250,000. He is in jail awaiting formal charges to be brought by state prosecutors, which could take up to 21 days.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Congressman Busted In Cocaine Sting

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was caught buying drugs as part of a federal investigation into a Washington, D.C., drug ring last month and is being charged with cocaine possession. The dealer, working with federal agents, set up a buy on Oct. 29, and Radel, a freshman congressman first elected last year, purchased the cocaine.

Radel will appear in District of Columbia Superior Court to face the misdemeanor cocaine possession charge. Charging documents from the U.S. attorney’s office say Radel “unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally” possessed “a quantity of cocaine.”

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Two Major Drug Trafficking Rings Busted


New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the indictment of 78 individuals charged with 355 crimes for their roles in two major drug distribution networks that were based in Central New York and transported cocaine throughout New York state. As alleged in four indictments — unsealed in Onondaga County Court today — this two-year investigation resulted in the seizure of 32 kilograms of cocaine, 117 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl, more than $490,000, and 15 firearms, including nine ghost guns. In total, the seizures have an estimated street value of up to $2 million. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Caught With An Airplane Full Of Coke!

Smuggler have just been caught by police with a airplane full of cocaine. Airline crew member tried to smuggle $160,000 worth of cocaine in his pants, prosecutors say.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Drug Boss Faces US Charges

A Guinea-Bissau Drug Boss Faces US Charges. A former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau have appeared in a US court on charges linked to cocaine trafficking. Adm Na Tchuto is described by the US as a kingpin in Guinea-Bissau’s huge drugs trade. The West African state is a staging post for drug-smuggling gangs.
Cocaine is smuggled to Guinea-Bissau from Latin America before finding its way to Europe as well as the US.

It alleges they “worked together to receive ton-quantities of cocaine, transported by vessel from South America to Guinea-Bissau, and then to store the cocaine in Guinea-Bissau before its shipment to other locations, including the United States”.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

18 Pounds Of Liquid Cocaine Bust

A man tried to dupe JFK Airport security into thinking he was only bringing in a few bottles of South American booze after arriving in New York from Guyana — but it was actually liquid cocaine he was carrying. Atlanta resident Wilton Sinclair, 35, thought he had officials completely fooled when he arrived in New York on Nov. 17 with four big bottles of purported “El Dorado” rum in two duty-free bags.

Before to boarding his flight to New York from Georgetown, Sinclair had allegedly secretly filled the 1.75 liter glass containers with nearly 18 pounds of liquidized cocaine, which officials later estimated to be worth more than $300,000. But his scheme fell apart when he presented the bags for inspection to US Customs and Border Protection agents.

Customs officers noticed that the liquid in the bottles had an unusual chemical odor and that it was a “thick syrup-like substance inconsistent with rum. The substance tested positive for cocaine — what amounted to 8 kilos, or 17.6 pounds, with a street value of approximately $310,000, officials said. Sinclair was arrested and charged with federal narcotics smuggling.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Millions in Drugs Seized


The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has reported the dismantling of a major drug trafficking operation, resulting in the arrest of 24 individuals and the confiscation of drugs and cash.

Friday, February 18, 2022

$1 Billion Tons of Cocaine and Marijuana Seized


A U.S. Coast Guard vessel on Thursday offloaded more than 30 metric tons of cocaine and marijuana reportedly worth over $1 billion that was seized at sea during a months-long deployment off the coast of South America.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Honey Cocaine - Curveball

Honey Cocaine decides to drop her brand new visual for Curveball directed by Elliot Clancy-Osberg. This track will be featured on Honey Cocaine upcoming mixtape titled  Like A Drug, which is due out a few days from now.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Middle School Teacher Busted

In one of the larger drug busts in Hall county's history, Georgia Police raided the home of Karla Alvarez earlier this week and seized over $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin, along with multiple firearms. Alvarez, who is a Spanish teacher at Chestatee Middle School Academy in Gainesville, lived in the home with Monica Pascual Brito and her brother Ricardo Pascual Brito.

Georgia authorities seized one kilogram of heroin, 61 kilograms of cocaine, and two semi-automatic assault rifles from Alvarez's home. Worth an estimated at $6.2 million, the raid came at a heavy price for the two women after being charged with trafficking and possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. Both women are also facing two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The third suspect, Ricardo, is facing the same charges and is currently on the run.

Friday, August 4, 2017

French Navy Seize $322M In Cocaine

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission worked closely with French Authorities to foil the plot. They believe this was organized by the South American crime syndicate. The ACIC had this to say.

"Congratulations to the Marine Francaise and Gendarmerie Nationale for their efforts in relation to this record seizure of cocaine." A record breaking 1.464 tons of cocaine was seized near New Caledonia on July 27 along with a crew of four who are believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Offset Talks Kim Kardashian Being President

Kim Kardashian's flirtation with political activism has Offset's support. In an interview today (Sept. 6) with TMZ, the Migos member praised the reality television star's advocacy for criminal justice reform.

"Hell yeah, I fuck with that shit. I've been through that shit," Offset said in response to a question about Kardashian's work. "To be able to have a second chance? That's one hunnid."

The rapper, currently touring on Drake's Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour, faces charges in Georgia for an improper lane change, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon after being pulled over in a traffic stop that his attorney has called "racially motivated."

TMZ's inquiry seems to be inspired by Kardashian's recent meetings with Donald Trump, whom she's now lobbied to free two people in prison, including Alice Marie Johnson, whose sentence for cocaine distribution and money laundering was commuted by the president in June after the 63-year-old woman spent 23 years in federal prison.

Kardashian reportedly returned to the White House yesterday (Sept. 5) to seek a pardon for Chris Young, whose 2010 arrest for marijuana and cocaine possession led to a life sentence in maximum-security prison. Young is one of around 3,800 individuals currently serving life sentences in the United States for drug offenses, according to the Buried Alive Project.

"He’s had to have a few surgeries and he’s been in a medical facility for a few years, and he goes back into the maximum-security prison where lifers have to go. And he’s had a perfect record," Kardashian told Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Drug Dealer's House Gets Raided Live On Facebook

Breon Hollings is currently behind bars on numerous drug-related charges stemming from the Thursday [June 1] bust. Followers of the 22-year-old dealer got to witness the moment drama unfolded for him, as he smiled in celebration of his earnings. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Man Rides Tricycle Naked

Jermaine Jones, 31, was collared after Lakewood police officers found the nude man chewing glass and tobacco under a stairwell in the Ocean County complex. A New Jersey man was busted for riding a tricycle naked through an apartment complex after getting high on cocaine.

The cops were responding to reports that Jones was naked and riding through the complex on a child-sized tricycle. Jones, of Trenton, was taken to Kimball Medical Center, where he was treated for cuts to his mouth.

After admitting to cops that he was high on cocaine, Jones was booked on charges that included disorderly conduct and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Should The Government Be Held Accountable For Selling Drugs?

In the 70's, the Government helped flood the streets with crack cocaine. Now they make billions off selling marijuana. Should the Government be held accountable just like we are being held for the same incident?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Did the CIA Actually Sell Crack?


The rumors have circulated for decades. Did the CIA flood the inner cities of the US with crack cocaine in the 1980s? Was the American government actually responsible for the crack epidemic?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

One Arrested In Drug Raid

One person was arrested in Lima, Ohio after an investigation by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force into sales of crack cocaine from a Lima residence. The task force, with the aid of the Lima Police Department SWAT team, executed a search warrant at 642 E. Third St., Lima.

During the search, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and two handguns were seized from the residence. Jamy L. Hogue, of Lima, was taken into custody during the search, as well. Hogue is being held at the Allen County Jail pending charges of drug trafficking. Other charges will be considered by the Allen County Grand Jury.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jimmy Henchman Gets Life

Rosemond, known in the rap world as “Jimmy Henchman,” still faces separate charges in federal court in Manhattan of conspiracy to murder an associate of the rapper 50 Cent. James Rosemond, a one-time prominent hip-hop manager who was convicted in 2012 of drug trafficking, was sentenced to life in prison in Brooklyn federal court on Friday. Rosemond was convicted of overseeing what officials said was an $11 million a year bicoastal cocaine trafficking business that used a musical equipment shipping company as cover to transport cocaine and cash.