War on Illicit Drugs

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  1. waltky

    waltky Well-Known Member

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    Mebbe he was drivin' while stoned?...
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    Sloppy Driving Leads to Huge Drug Bust in Ga.
    July 14, 2016 - Doraville police found nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana after a box truck drove the wrong way down a road on Monday night.
     
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    How to deal with the drug epidemic...
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    Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn themselves in to authorities in the Philippines after the president tells citizens to 'go ahead and kill' drug users
    15 July 2016 - Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, dubbed 'The Punisher', has waged a war on drugs throughout the country
    * After winning elections in May this year he has urged citizens to kill suspected drug users and dealers
    * Police have confirmed killing more than 110 drug suspects since the president came to power
    * Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said 60,000 drug dependents have surrendered to authorities
    * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

     
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    Big ol' cocaine bust in Bolivia...
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    Bolivia seizes 7.5 tons of cocaine worth $350M officials believe headed to U.S.
    Aug. 2, 2016 -- Bolivian police seized more than seven tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of $350 million they believe was headed to the United States.
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    Drug lord's luxurious prison cell has plasma TV, DVD collection in Paraguay
    Aug. 2, 2016 -- Paraguayan police raided a Brazilian drug lord's prison cell near the capital city of Asuncion to find he lived in a luxurious, three-room cell fitted with a plasma television and library.
     
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    waltky Well-Known Member

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    Texas state trooper Finds 1,700 Pounds of Pot in Pickup valued at about $600,000...
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    Trooper Finds 1,700 Pounds of Pot in Pickup
    August 12, 2016 - The Texas Department of Public Safety estimates the drugs' value at about $600,000.
     
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    What about bombing the plantations?

    Satellites can detect all the plantations for the production of drugs all around the world and it would take a relatively little effort to bomb them all.
     
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    Can't we just declare victory in the war on drugs and move on?
     
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    Filipinos stand behind Duerte in anti-drug policy...
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    Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
    Aug 27,`16 -- On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."
     
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    Cocaine cruise...
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    Instagrammers bragged about cruise to ‘peaceful’ place. Then cops found 95 kilos of cocaine.
    1 Sept.`16 - Their first Irish coffee was in Cobh, a seaport town in Ireland. Their first photo bomb was in New York's Times Square.
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    Deadly Chinese drugs are flooding the U.S., and police can’t stop them
    June 22, 2015 - Want to get your hands on a sizable amount of the latest designer street drug? It’s nearly as easy as typing “research chemicals” into Google, exasperated American officials say.
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    Why the Coast Guard calls narco-submarines the ‘white buffalo’ of the seas
    August 10, 2015 | In mid-July, a U.S. Navy aircraft that was patrolling the eastern Pacific Ocean reported a 40-foot vessel hundreds of miles from the shore.
     
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    we need to end the war on drugs, prohibition is the gateway to crime for many
     
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    Army gonna lend border patrol a hand...
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    Army Training May Help Thwart Drug Flow in Southwest US
    Oct 05, 2016 | The Department of Homeland Security seeks to combat any number of threats, from lone wolf terrorism and installation defense to infectious disease and cyber intrusions. But the threat most discussed during a panel at this week's Association of the United States Army annual conference in Washington, D.C., was the war on drugs.
     
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    Japanese police intercept Taiwan drug shipment...
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    Police uncover drug smuggling operation
    Sun, Oct 09, 2016 - COOPERATION: Japanese police found 50kg of amphetamines with an estimated street value of NT$1.07 billion in 25 hollow metal cylinders in a shipment from Taiwan
     
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    Waltky, you are a one-person war on drugs.

    I say they shouldn't confiscate the stuff, they should apply some form of naltrexone all over it and send it on its way. When the end users can't get high, maybe they'll quit trying. https://www.vivitrol.com/About/HowVIVWorksOPD

    Frankly, I don't know why anyone would spend so much money on sin when they can just eat butter.
     
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    Argentina extradites Colombian drug lord to US...
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    Alleged Colombian drug kingpin extradited to the U.S. from Argentina
    Nov. 17, 2016 -- Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, an alleged Colombian drug lord known as Mi Sangre or My Blood, was extradited from Argentina to the United States on Thursday.
     
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    Opioid dispenser get prison time...

    New York pharmacy owner gets prison for massive opioid pill scheme
    November 29, 2016 - The owner of two now-defunct New York City pharmacies was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for engaging in what authorities have called one of the largest opioid painkiller diversion schemes ever uncovered in the city.
     
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    We get it, you have a grudge against drug users of all kinds, care to elaborate?
     
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    waltky Well-Known Member

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    Mexico’s military is bogged down in a “war with no end in sight...
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    Drug ‘War With No End in Sight’ Puts Spotlight on Mexican Military
    December 14, 2016 – Ten years after former Mexican President Felipe Calderon more than doubled the number of troops fighting Mexico’s drug cartels, supply routes to the U.S. “remain open,” and Mexico’s military is bogged down in a “war with no end in sight,” according to a report by a leading international risk consultancy.
     
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    I read somewhere that Mexico had legalized medicinal marijuana.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - Trump needs to take names an' kick butts...
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    Judicial Watch: Trump Needs to ‘Clean House’ & Fire Corrupt Officials Who Aid Mexican Drug Cartels
    December 15, 2016 – To combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, President-elect Donald Trump and Attorney General-nominee Jeff Sessions need to “clean house” and fire corrupt U.S. government officials who knowingly allow Mexican drug cartels to smuggle vast quantities of heroin over the border, says Christopher Farrell, director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch.
     
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    Big ol' cocaine haul...
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    Coast Guard, Royal Navy Seize 26 Tons of Cocaine in Pacific
    Dec 15, 2016 — Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy are in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to offload 26.5 tons of cocaine — worth an estimated $715 million — seized in the waters off the Eastern Pacific.
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    U.S. Coast Guard Unloads 26 Tons of Cocaine
    December 16, 2016 - The Coast Guard is unloading the latest stash of cocaine nabbed from smugglers off the Eastern Pacific Ocean -- all 26.5 tons of it.
     
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    http://www.tdpf.org.uk/blog/world-health-organization-calls-decriminalisation-drug-use
     
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kofi-annan/why-im-calling-to-end-the-war-on-drugs_b_9727278.html

    http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2016...sion-historic-opportunity-end-failed-war-drug

    http://extract.suntimes.com/news/10/153/23169/faith-leaders-call-end-war-drugs
     
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    China denies, Duterte belies...
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    Beijing denies US claim that China is synthetic drug king
    Dec 19,`16 -- U.S. assertions that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the U.S. and Canada are unsubstantiated, Chinese officials told The Associated Press.
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    Duterte: Unfair to blame Beijing for the Philippines' drug problem
    December 20, 2016 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office, responding to a Reuters report, came to China's defense on Monday, saying it was unfair to hold Beijing responsible for the drug problem in the Philippines.
     
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    Aussie police make big cocaine haul...
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    Police seize 1,100kg in Australia's 'largest cocaine bust'
    29 December 2016 - Fifteen men have been charged after police said they made the biggest cocaine bust in Australia's history.
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    Two Mexican Cities Hugging US Border Among the Country’s Most Dangerous
    December 28, 2016 – Experts are blaming drug cartel violence and the increased use of guns by criminals for a surge in homicides in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border.
     
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    Guy Philippe arrested over U.S. cocaine trafficking charges...
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    Haitian politician arrested over U.S. cocaine trafficking charges
    Jan. 6, 2017 -- Guy Philippe, a Haitian politician facing U.S. drug charges who once led a coup d'etat as a soldier, was arrested after participating in a radio show in Port-au-Prince and transferred to U.S. authorities.
     
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    Big ol' cocaine bust, Italian style...
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    Italian police bust ring planning to smuggle tonnes of cocaine
    Wednesday 25th January, 2017: Italian anti-mafia police said on Tuesday they had broken up an international drug ring that was conspiring to smuggle about eight tonnes of cocaine to Europe from Colombia.
     

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