Dancing at the bottom
– People working at the bottom of the drug industry –
In Colombia, drug is common. Many people are involved in drug business though people know drug is prohibited. However the reason why people get into drug business is quite simple. Poverty. Still 70% of population of the country live under the poverty line, less than 2 dollars in a day.
This is the story of people who are working at the very bottom of the drug business. It includes coca farmers in the jungle, drug dealers and addicts on the streets, prisoners who are serving time for offenses related to drugs, and a drug mule who is about to smuggle heroin in his stomach to the United States simply for money to live.
These people are always exposed and vulnerable. They risk their lives for a small amount of money. But many of them were born in poor neighborhoods, and have had no education or opportunities to get better paid jobs. For them, there is no other way. They are disposable. If something happens to these people, they are simply abandoned.