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A Blow To The Blow

Updated on April 24, 2015
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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?


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


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      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.

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      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.

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      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.