Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine

Cocaine is everywhere and celebrity chief Gordon Ramsey is no stranger to the illegal substance, he has had many encounters with it throughout his life and career, stating that he has been served it, had his hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil containing it, he has even been asked to dust soufflé’s with it and its use now seems to be more prevalent than ever before, especially in the United Kingdom where it is being described as Britain’s favourite Class A drug.

Britain consumes 30 tones of the drug each year, which is more than any other country in Europe, but behind cocaines glamourise image lies a criminality, cruelty and death toll of the illegal drugs trade with over 140,000 drug related offences being committed in 2017, costing Britain over 10 billion pounds.

In this two-part documentary series we see Ramsay join both police and military forces in the U.K. and abroad in order to get a better idea of the scale of the problem, it is a journey which takes him from testing the bathrooms in his restaurants for cocaine, to the British streets where it is being bought and sold every day and he goes to the source itself, deep in the jungles of South America.

We also learn of how Gordon’s own brother became addicted to the use of cocaine and how his head chief died form a cocaine related accident.

 

 

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