British man arrested for traveling with cocaine

windeguy

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The price is mostly determined by location. It is cheap in the producers country, it is multiplied when in the DR or Mexico, it is again multiplied a lot when in the US and EU and I think it is even more expensive in Asia and Australia. The cocafarmers, the transportmules and the outtakers in harbours get almost nothing but the risks, the cartels and the traders get it all. The supply and margins must be so good that the price has been steady for decades, no inflation! The profits and addictive nature of the product makes it impossible to win the fight against it.
Drugs do not care if you are rich or poor. Nor do the sellers.
Precisely correct.
 

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This country exports an estimated 500.tons of cocaine every year. They never intercept massive shipments leaving the country only coming in. Do occasionally they throw the dog a bone and arrest a tourist leaving with a big haul. Lots of publicity and quietly the big shipment carries on uninterrupted
Just one of the many ways used. And if one is caught there will be many more to take their place.
yes, just like drunk drivers and armed robbers. Would you advocate for legalization of those criminal acts. Probably not. Because it is not fashionable.
 

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I have proof in other threads that were shut down that cocaine usage is up in the EU and USA. It is not an opinion of mine that usage is up,
Nor is it an opinion of mine that someone else will always step up to produce, transport and sell cocaine because the profits are so vast.

It will corrupt virtually everyone from the person on the street who was arrested this time, to those who work in airports, on ships, and in government frequently going from the bottom to the top.

That news is presented almost every other day. Just look for the smiley I post under those periodic announcements here on DR1.

Draw your own conclusions, but please do that when you have actual facts.
The news is sensationalized journalism, eaten up by the same people who flock to catastrophic car crashes. Everyone cannot be paid off or is interested in criminal activity because they watch rap videos. Most people will not be door mats for drug cartels or turn their heads for cash. Some will , I don't associate with them!
 

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The price is mostly determined by location. It is cheap in the producers country, it is multiplied when in the DR or Mexico, it is again multiplied a lot when in the US and EU and I think it is even more expensive in Asia and Australia. The cocafarmers, the transportmules and the outtakers in harbours get almost nothing but the risks, the cartels and the traders get it all. The supply and margins must be so good that the price has been steady for decades, no inflation! The profits and addictive nature of the product makes it impossible to win the fight against it.
Drugs do not care if you are rich or poor. Nor do the sellers.
Panama,. cost me more
I Can get 13, 6 in Panama

13,6 ? you crassy Magn ..
 

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Back in the mid-70s when cocaine was the it drug (because it never failed to get you laid), my former college friend who lived with me after college, until he was imprisoned for 2 years, was getting pharmaceutical cocaine in significant quantities.
There is no comparison to the crap they sell in DR that is processed with gasoline, not that I would buy it!
But that pharmaceutical was the real deal and I do have some fond memories but knew when to say no más. My roommate didn't.
 

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Back in the mid-70s when cocaine was the it drug (because it never failed to get you laid), my former college friend who lived with me after college, until he was imprisoned for 2 years, was getting pharmaceutical cocaine in significant quantities.
There is no comparison to the crap they sell in DR that is processed with gasoline, not that I would buy it!
But that pharmaceutical was the real deal and I do have some fond memories but knew when to say no más. My roommate didn't.
There is a lot of debate on this , but I think they used DIESEL FUEL , not gasoline..
not that it matters with respect to your Story.

I honestly never heard of or ever ever saw Pharm grade Cocaine? Interesting. and I lived in NYC during that time exact Period, where every OFFICE/ Birthday party someones House had the stuff on the Coffee Table just like in the Movie Boogie Nights .
Thinking back on it is Frightening, and amazing we all survived , because many people literally had Heart attacks ..
One Athlete died on the Basketball Court as I recall.
the Stuff was never the same twice and you could easily " not feel your Face" and you knew it was too Pure .
The 80's were a Wild time .
Like you said though, some people did not know when to stop, and Literally went Bankrupt, Lost their Jobs, Family, or worse .
 
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yes, just like drunk drivers and armed robbers. Would you advocate for legalization of those criminal acts. Probably not. Because it is not fashionable.
My hands are tied on that response.
The news is sensationalized journalism, eaten up by the same people who flock to catastrophic car crashes. Everyone cannot be paid off or is interested in criminal activity because they watch rap videos. Most people will not be door mats for drug cartels or turn their heads for cash. Some will , I don't associate with them!
The sensational part comes from the news glorifying the small percentage of illegal drugs that are actually intercepted. That news makes some people feel good.
 

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My hands are tied on that response.

The sensational part comes from the news glorifying the small percentage of illegal drugs that are actually intercepted. That news makes some people feel good.
the "sensational" comes from glorifying the drug trade and thinking it is a legitimate business. What feels good is the vast amount of people that are serving long prison sentences for dealing in the trade that promotes death and destruction. If a loser wants to throw the dice and risk his liberty and life for some cash, that is his choice.
 
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What feels good is the vast amount of people that are serving long prison sentences for dealing in the trade that promotes death and destruction.

On that note, does anyone what kind of time he's looking at? Can he buy his way out of this?
 

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On that note, does anyone what kind of time he's looking at? Can he buy his way out of this?
He might be able to buy his way out if he has the financial resources to do so, or is well connected politically, or is a high profile Dominican MLB player. On the other hand, if the drugs were packed without his knowledge and he voluntarily reported them to the police, he would be incarcerated indefinitely and subject to intimidation and extortion while in prison while the DR police did very little to find out the actual source of the drugs. Eventually, when enough money changed hands, he might go free. The rule of law in the DR is very flexible.
 
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the "sensational" comes from glorifying the drug trade and thinking it is a legitimate business. What feels good is the vast amount of people that are serving long prison sentences for dealing in the trade that promotes death and destruction. If a loser wants to throw the dice and risk his liberty and life for some cash, that is his choice.
The news makes drug busts seem significant. They really are not except to those who get busted and do time.

I cannot address the issue of the legitimacy by referring to examples that I am prevented from mentioning on this forum.

There will always be more people to step in and work the illegal business because of the risk versus the reward. That should be obvious to anyone
who sees what is actually happening. The ones being caught are a small amount of those in it.
 

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I honestly never heard of or ever ever saw Pharm grade Cocaine?
A couple years ago I had a pretty bad laceration on my leg. I went to the CMC emergency room. Before they started working on it and stitching it up, they gave me an injection in my leg near the cut. The label on the vial said "cocaine".
 
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