Testimony at Tony Hernandez's trial today included testimony from El Rojo who said he helped Tony move 140 tons of cocaine through Honduras. We don't know if those are metric tons or english tons but the math is about the same order of magnitude for both.
According to a website that tries to keep track of cocaine prices across the country, the price is lowest in cities along our southern border, where they report Laredo, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and San Diego, CA all have the cheapest cocaine, at about $14, 500 per kilogram. At that price:
140 English tons is 127, 006 kilograms of cocaine.
Cocaine sells for a mean street price of $14, 500 per kilogram in San Diego, CA
127006 kg. of cocaine at $14, 500 per kilogram is more than $1.84 billion
140 metric tons is 140,000 kilograms of cocaine.
Cocaine sells for a mean street price of $14,500 per kilogram in San Diego, CA
140,000 kilograms at $14, 500 per kilogram is more than $2.03 billion.
The witness indicated that he helped Tony Hernandez traffic right around $2 billion worth of cocaine!
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