ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Blow To The Blow

Updated on April 24, 2015
Froggy213 profile image

A Gringo who moved to Puerto Rico, Greg loves writing about the island he now resides on. He and Maria also wrote several bilingual books...

It has killed many people I know. It has made zombies out of people that could be worthwhile citizens. Some people treat it like gold. It is death and destruction and is a tool of the devil.

What is it?

Cocaine!

It is taken in many ways: ingested, shot up with a needle and smoked. Every day someone somewhere dies from an overdose or a heart attack from this dangerous drug.

Cocaine or coke for short is mainly grown and processed in South America. The United States is one of the highest "buyers" of the drug. For years now, the U.S. has been fighting the "war on drugs" and it has seemed to get nowhere.

Where and how is this stuff getting into the United States? Could people in Puerto Rico be helping it get there? It seems so!

Golpe Al Punto

As Lastheart was getting ready for work this morning, we were listening to news radio. My love started translating for me (man, I need to learn Spanish).

The police and Federal agents are sweeping Puerto Rico in a major way. They call it Golpe Al Punto which translates to Blow to the Point. Others call it Strike Point Puerto Rico.

From the translating we could muster these figures came to the top:

  1. There is enough evidence at this point to arrest 1,964 people.
  2. So far 777 have been arrested.
  3. Each one is looking at 4-5 years prison time. (Prison is no joke here on this island.)
  4. I believe 750 Million Dollars has been confiscated.
  5. 550 Kilos of Cocaine have been confiscated.
  6. There are police officers being arrested too.

It's a big ballgame here on this tiny island. I wonder how many fly or boat with cocaine on their persons.

Will this stop it? We can only hope, but my faith is small.

I am putting in a couple videos of this Strike Point Puerto Rico. They are in Spanish but you can get the idea.

I ask your prayers for this tiny island; for the people affected by this devil drug called cocaine and for those trying to fight it.

If you or someone you know is addicted to Coke; get help or help them get help. It is a killer. It may seem fun at the time, but it will kill you.

Let's keep striking at the heart of drugs and eradicating them from society. Good job to those who are putting a Blow to the Blow!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2011 Greg Boudonck

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Da Filkman profile image

      Da Filkman 

      6 years ago

      I recently watched a clip and mini-bio of the late hilarious lunatic, Chris Farley. Much like his role model John Belushi, it was always "snowing" wherever they went, including onstage (Farley was candid enough to say that he couldn't have done Saturday Night Live without it. Or so he THOUGHT...too bad he didn't try to...:(

      We need to pray for sure, Maggie, and yes, Susie...great hub.

    • profile image

      SusieQ42 

      6 years ago

      You're right, crack cocaine is a very dangerous and highly addictive drug. I see people with no teeth, scabby scaley skin and no meat on their bones on the streets. These are the people who are addicted. It is a sad affair! Great hub. God bless.

    • Lastheart profile image

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Drugs, cigarettes, marijuana or addiction to these other things, never have been an attraction for me. Even though I have not been in that world I know what it does to everyone...we are all being hurt by addicts and those which live by them. It is very sad...but...I do have still hope. The sad of this is the none help they get to really get out of the suction which evil has caught them.

      Police makes me mad in many ways but many also are doing what it has to be done. This "Golpe Al Punto" is very risky and they have done a good job and that gives hope. God loves us all and I know we've been protected up to now. Keep praying for all the world; this is everywhere.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)