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11 Shocking Facts About Colombia's $10 Billion Drug
Transcript of 11 Shocking Facts About Colombia's $10 Billion Drug
The drug trade is worth 10 or 5 billion each year more than any country except for Afghanistan. Although drug money accounts for around 1% of GDP, down from 6% in the 1980s, this decline is due to the growth of Colombia's legal economy. Did you know that ? Plane sprays herbicides over a coca field in Colombia . A police officer counts packages of seized cocaine in Barranquilla, Colombia Since 2001, the U.S. has spent about $6 billion to help fund Colombia's crackdown on drugs and Marxist guerrillas — that's more than the budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Well , that was mine and tea tea presentations lmao i mean ( anthony ) . Colombian and Mexican drug cartels made $4.6 billion in profits from exporting to the United states. The illegal drug trade is a global black market, dedicated to cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of drugs, which are subject to drug prohibition laws. What is drug trade ? Colombian police pose with the body of drug lord Pablo Escobar 68,000 hectares of land were used for illegal coca bush cultivation in 2009. That's the size of about 153,000 football fields Colombian police found about $19 million dollars belonging to a group of drug traffickers, buried under a house in Cali. Although drug money accounts for less of Columbia's economy (1%) than Afghanistan's (30%), both countries export around $10 billion yearly Gross wholesale drug sales in the US generate as much as $38 billion for Mexican and Colombian drug trafficking organizations in 2009. That's more than Google's global revenue for the year The illegal drug trade is a global black market, dedicated to cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of drugs, which are subject to drug prohibition laws.