Price of cocaine is up, dealers are outsourcing, and smuggling is changing
By Peter Hermann
Baltimore Sun reporter
June 19, 2009
“Here’s some new news about drugs in Baltimore:
•A kilo of cocaine now costs $32,000, up a full $10,000 from 2006. Bulk quantities of the drug are more expensive here than in Washington, where a kilo costs $30,000, and in Richmond, Va., where it goes for $26,000.
•Local drug dealers outsource even the final stages of turning powder cocaine into crack.
•Dealers are increasingly steering away from highways to smuggle drugs, preferring package delivery services so they can track their shipments on the Internet.”