Inside the World of Cocaine Trafficking
Governments worldwide have been fighting a war on drugs for decades. A war that does not seem to come close to ending anytime soon. However, as prison populaces and monetary costs increase, and drug-related violence worldwide continues, the government and other experts are desperately trying to come up with a way to curb both problems simultaneously before they get out of hand. This includes talking to former drug dealers to gauge the obstacles standing in their way. Pieter Tritton shared his knowledge as a former drug dealer, giving the public insight into what the government was dealing with while he promoted his book detailing the time he spent in prison in Ecuador.
From a Student to a Drug Dealer
In today’s day and age, everyone is aware of the economic hardship that a student faces while trying to get through life without the pressure of student loans suffocating them. Part-time jobs can only help so much in creating the ever-increasing financial pothole. However, in the world of illegal trading and drug racketeering, monetary gain seems to be the only benefit and the only plausible way out of financial issues for some. Or so, that is what Pieter Tritton thought as he was studying at a university at Cardiff.
For him, it was a way out of the ever piling bills that were plaguing his student life. With students around him looking for the next big high, dorm parties or raves became possible events to become a supplier for a good chunk of cash. Steadily, the circle of his customers grew, from university students, he began supplying it to the locals in Cardiff. His business reached a new level of success when he became the supplier for half of Wales and some of Bristol. Selling drugs was nothing more than entrepreneurship that helped him earn thousands of pounds each month.
During his time as ‘Posh Pete’, Tritton went to jail for five years in 2002 for possessing drugs with the intent to supply. After his release, he returned to the world of narcotics again with plans to expand. After…