This is a fascinating video, created by a reporter living in Colombia named Matthew Bristow, documenting the process that cocaine goes through from the point at which it is a plant growing in the ground until it is refined enough to actually use as a drug.
They stop just short of the point that it gets sold to a drug trafficker or guerrilla – who further refine the drug.
I feel really bad for the guys in the video as they probably never even heard of the Internet, and as soon as the drug lords find out about the video they’ll be killed for sure. Heck, I can’t even believe that Matthew Bristow is still alive.
Matthew has a blog which documents tons of information about the Colombian drug wars. Much of it is sad, but also quite enlightening.
Here is another video demonstrating a vastly different method of making the cocaine: