Profits From Selling Ecuadorian Cocaine in the United States

Law enforcement officials in New York City dismantled a drug smuggling ring that was bringing cocaine from Ecuador in to the United States. Officials stated that the smugglers would buy 2.2 pounds of cocaine in Ecuador for around $2,000. The same cocaine would be sold in the United States for $25,000 to $30,000.

(More prices of cocaine by grams and pounds conversion.)

Source:  Eric P. Newcomer and Vivian Yee, “6 Hid Drugs in Diplomas and Candy, Officials Say,” New York Times, August 7, 2012.