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Makes you wonder about the story behind this - a kilo of coke is worth a good few grand - who's coke was it, do they know it was given away, are they wondering where it went, are they now being pursued by gangs/mafia for non-payment? etc...
To produce a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of pure cocaine requires about a ton of fresh coca leaf, Wainwright told Business Insider. “It then gets dried out, it weighs a bit less, but that ton of leaf to start with costs only about $400 or $500 in Colombia,” he said.

Farmers who process that coca leaf into a base paste and then sell that to traffickers can get about $900 a kilo, an Associated Press report earlier this year found.

Once that paste is turned into cocaine and shipped north, it can fetch between $10,000 and $20,000, depending on where it arrives.

“Then, by the time it makes it to dealers, it’s worth maybe more like $70,000, $80,000, and by the time they cut it into grams, sometimes dilute it, a pure kilo is worth equivalent of about $150,000, so the markup is gigantic,” Wainwright said.



https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-much-does-cocaine-cost-in-the-us-2016-10?r=US&IR=T


A kilogram of cocaine sells for about $28,000, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2016 estimate. At that price, sold by the kilo, the drugs would be worth more than $419 million.
The US Attorney’s Office estimates the street value at more than $1 billion.

https://www.wqad.com/article/news/c...gram of cocaine sells,at more than $1 billion.
 

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To produce a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of pure cocaine requires about a ton of fresh coca leaf, Wainwright told Business Insider. “It then gets dried out, it weighs a bit less, but that ton of leaf to start with costs only about $400 or $500 in Colombia,” he said.

Farmers who process that coca leaf into a base paste and then sell that to traffickers can get about $900 a kilo, an Associated Press report earlier this year found.

Once that paste is turned into cocaine and shipped north, it can fetch between $10,000 and $20,000, depending on where it arrives.

“Then, by the time it makes it to dealers, it’s worth maybe more like $70,000, $80,000, and by the time they cut it into grams, sometimes dilute it, a pure kilo is worth equivalent of about $150,000, so the markup is gigantic,” Wainwright said.



https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-much-does-cocaine-cost-in-the-us-2016-10?r=US&IR=T


A kilogram of cocaine sells for about $28,000, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2016 estimate. At that price, sold by the kilo, the drugs would be worth more than $419 million.
The US Attorney’s Office estimates the street value at more than $1 billion.

https://www.wqad.com/article/news/crime/one-of-the-biggest-us-drug-busts-33000-pounds-of-cocaine-worth-more-than-1-billion-seized/526-e824a958-85cf-4042-a721-37f0753dacc9#:~:text=A kilogram of cocaine sells,at more than $1 billion.
Cocaine 'worth billions' seized in record Germany and Belgium haul

Customs authorities in Germany and Belgium have seized a record of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine that was destined for the Netherlands.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56177177
 

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A kilogram of cocaine sells for about $28,000, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2016 estimate. At that price, sold by the kilo, the drugs would be worth more than $419 million.
The US Attorney’s Office estimates the street value at more than $1 billion.

https://www.wqad.com/article/news/crime/one-of-the-biggest-us-drug-busts-33000-pounds-of-cocaine-worth-more-than-1-billion-seized/526-e824a958-85cf-4042-a721-37f0753dacc9#:~:text=A kilogram of cocaine sells,at more than $1 billion.
I can't make sense of that but can probably believe a kilo, once cut & diluted into street deals could be worth $150,000. It's enough to make the 'owner' well miffed.
 
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