Cocaine Press

Timbiquí, Colombia c. 2013

This press was recovered in 2013 by the Counter-Drug Brigade of the Colombian Army in Timbiquí, Cauca. The operation, supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Drug Enforcement Agency, dismantled a laboratory and confiscated five metric tons of cocaine that was finished and ready for transport. This press takes “base” cocaine, which can be produced in a maceration pit and then processed and refined, and forms it into a one kilogram brick of finished product.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Department of State
  • Catalog Number: 2016.0041.01
  • Created: c. 2013
  • Acquired: 2016

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