Deep in the jungles of Peru or Colombia, a kilo of cocaine can be bought for as little as $3,000.
By the time it makes the 7,000-plus-kilometre journey to the streets of Vancouver, that kilo is worth as much as $30,000.
It is that huge increase that fuels the greed of B.C. crime groups, who have developed sophisticated north-south networks to smuggle coke into Canada and their currency commodities — marijuana and synthetic drugs — south. (Vancouver Sun)