DW is reporting that "A joint Australian and Unites States law enforcement operation busted an international drug ring and stopped 2.4 metric tons of cocaine, worth roughly A$1 billion (roughly $675 million, or €635 million), from reaching Western Australia. Operation Beech has led to the arrest of 12 people with alleged links to a Mexican drug cartel."
"The operation started in November when US Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 2.4 tons of cocaine aboard a vessel off the South American Coast destined for Australia.
The alleged drug traffickers were unaware of the seizure and Western Australian police then substituted the cargo for fake cocaine and dropped it in the ocean off Perth in late December.
Three suspected members of the Australian arm of a drug syndicate used two boats, called Catalina and Cool Runnings, to make several attempts to find and retrieve the cargo before they were arrested."
Well thankfully some one in a police force was awake and working. Good bust. Might even have made a dent in the supply to Australia. the amount of money this product was worth is amazing. Thinking of all the shipments which may have gotten through, some one is making a great deal of money with smuggling cocaine.ReplyDelete
With that much cocaine floating around it makes one wonder why they are producing it in a lab in B.C.
Because the pharmaceutical companies want to take over the pie.Delete
Would be interesting to know how many tax dollars are being collected by marijuana sales in BC and what those extra dollars are being spent on besides $6000/night hotel rooms.Delete
Unfriggin believable! Just how much doesnt get caught?ReplyDelete
The BC police can’t even find “Waldo”, never mind Cocaine coming across the border.Delete