Friday, September 23, 2011

They Talked, They Died

Did someone die for talking about this?
Bricks of cocaine siezed in Cartagena this May.
(Foto: Dialogo Americas)  
In case you were wondering why the drug war's failing, the U.K.'s Channel 4 reports that a one-time British agent who worked with informants from Colombian drug cartels is remorseful because at least a half-dozen of them were murdered between the years 2000 and 2004.

A drug laboratory near the
Ciudad Perdida in Colombia. 
Apparently, the drug cartels had its own informants in British or Colombian anti-drug agencies, who sold the identities of the guys who were leaking inside info from the drug cartels.

How many people will risk a death sentence to squeal on fellow drug dealers? Is it any wonder that the cocaine and heroin keep getting thru?

The Telegraph newspaper's story also links to a news report about a group of high-level British ex-officials who called drug prohibitionism a "disaster" and "an expensive catastrophe."

This March 2010 story reported that London cocaine prices had actually fallen and that a line of cocaine there cost less than a coffee.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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