Many people can attest to seeing at least one person snort a line of cocaine, even if they have never taken it themselves. I remember watching someone do it and being horrified when they licked what was left from the DVD case they’d placed it onto.

To me, cocaine doesn’t look any different to powdered sugar, but it’s a drug that I would never experiment with. It’s no secret that it can have a number of dangerous and potentially fatal effects, and now exactly what goes into a line of cocaine has been revealed.

The horrifying contents of cocaine were exposed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay when he met with a cocaine maker deep in the Colombian wilderness. This was part of a documentary which aims to tackle the world’s problem with cocaine head-on.

Whilst horror stories about the contents of cocaine are nothing new (I’ll never forget being told that it could contain rat poison in high school), this documentary shows that it’s not just dodgy dealers who are altering what’s in this addictive drug.

Ramsay’s meeting with the cocaine producer started as you would expect it to. He was filmed harvesting the coca leaves which are used to make cocaine and preparing them to be turned into the drug. But what happened next was truly unbelievable…

The coca leaves were put into a giant pit and covered in cement. Y’know, the substance used to make buildings.