Gordon Ramsay watches cartel cook rustle up cocaine deep in Colombian jungle… and you’ll be horrified how it’s made

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GORDON Ramsay treks deep into the jungle to watch a drugs cartel cook rustle up some COCAINE by mixing cement and battery acid with coca leaves.

The award-winning chef is taking part in ITV’s Crime and Punishment series with his new two-part show “Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine.”

 Gordon Ramsay trekked deep into the Colombian rainforest as part of his new show on cocaine

Gordon Ramsay trekked deep into the Colombian rainforest as part of his new show on cocaine

The foul-mouthed foodie revealed he has been surrounded by the A-class drug his entire career and was even asked to sprinkle the illegal powder on top of a dessert.

He said: “I saw cocaine quite early on in my career. I’ve been served it. I’ve been given it.

“I’ve had my hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil in it. I’ve been asked to dust cocaine on top of soufflés, to put it on as icing sugar.”

Britain is Europe’s biggest user of cocaine with party goers and addicts consuming 30 tonnes of the drug every year.

 The chef watched as the farmer dusted the coca leaves with cement

The chef watched as the farmer dusted the coca leaves with cement
 Ramsay watches the impoverished farm worker starts the siphoning process

Ramsay watches the impoverished farm worker starts the siphoning process
 After the plant is mixed with cement, sulphuric acid, gasoline and battery acid, the pure cocaine is revealed

After the plant is mixed with cement, sulphuric acid, gasoline and battery acid, the pure cocaine is revealed

And because an estimated eighty per cent of the coke that ends up in the UK comes from Colombia, Ramsay wanted to ventured to the South American country to gain a better understanding of the drugs trade.

In the preview clip, the Michelin-starred chef treks 90 minutes through dense rainforest to find a farmer who grows the plant coca and transforms the leaves into the valuable narcotic.

And to Ramsay’s shock, the impoverished farm worker dusts the leaves in cement powder before mixing it with sulphuric acid, gasoline and battery acid.

The Glasgow-born TV star was stunned at the toxic substances which were mixed with the plant.

He said: “I’ve cooked some serious s**t in my life and been to some extraordinary places, but nothing quite on this level.”

The two-part documentary shows that cocaine use is rife in the restaurant trade – where Ramsay has made his millions.

 The award-winning chef offered some of his own cocaine anecdotes during the show

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The award-winning chef offered some of his own cocaine anecdotes during the show

The chef has witnessed the drug wreck the careers of colleagues including his close friend and chef protégé who died of an overdose in 2003.

Ramsay said: “With soaring cocaine deaths in Britain and along the coke supply chain, I’m determined to understand the criminal business behind this deadly drug.”

To understand the scale of the problem, the Kitchen Nightmares star swabbed his staff and customer toilets in his own restaurants – to see if cocaine could be detected.

And Ramsay was alarmed at the results, saying: “I didn’t know it was in this big. It’s a wake-up call. Right now I’m obviously concerned about the staff. 750 staff in London. That’s my responsibility.”

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