June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006: Drugs-Better delivery than FedEx

U.S., Canadian police bust drug smuggling ring
news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/TopStories/ContentPosting.aspx?newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20060629%2fdrug_smuggling_066029&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V2&showbyline=True

[....] The smugglers are alleged to have operated between Bellingham, Wa., and Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., using remote, mountainous locations as staging points for helicopter-borne drug drop-offs and deliveries.

[....] The spoils included 3,640 kilograms of marijuana, 365 kilograms of cocaine, three aircraft and $1.5 million US in cash.

[....] Much of the smuggling was done using helicopters, which in many cases were allegedly operated by unqualified Canadian men involved with the smuggling ring. [....]

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