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321 Kg of Ice and $1.4 million in cash
« on: September 15, 2015, 08:24:21 PM »
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Four Hong Kong men – two of them teenagers – may face lengthy jail sentences in Australia after they were caught with more than 321 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, the biggest ever seizure of the illicit drug Ice in Western Australia.

The massive drug bust also included the seizure of more than A$1.4 million (HK$7.6 million) in cash.

An 18-year-old Hong Kong national was arrested on Tuesday after police stopped him in his car.

Detectives were acting on intelligence from a national task force that tracks organised criminals through their illicit money flows.

Police then raided three locations – two homes and a hotel suite – in Perth and arrested three Hong Kong men, aged 19, 21, and 26, seizing more than 321kg of crystal meth.

The drugs were individually wrapped in 1kg units of Chinese tea packaging and hidden in ten suitcases and a sports bag, police said.

Three of the men were in Australia illegally with the fourth holding a visitor visa.

The four men all appeared in Perth Magistrate’s court on Wednesday and were remanded in custody.

The charges included possession with intent to sell or supply and possession of unlawfully obtained cash.

The joint operation involved Western Australia police’s organised crime squad and agents from the Australian Crime Commission’s Perth office.

Australian Crime Commission chief executive officer Chris Dawson said police had acted on information provided by a national task force called Eligo which tracks crime syndicates by tracing the flow of money from their illegal activities.

Dawson said “The taskforce will continue to work with our international posts and we are strongly impacting on the organised crime syndicates in South East Asia”.

“The 320kg-plus seizure could have resulted in 3,200,000 street deals of crystal methylamphetamine with a conservative estimated value of at least A$320 million (HK$1.75 billion),” he said.

Western Australia police acting deputy commissioner Michelle Fyfe said the investigation had stopped an alarming amount of the drug from reaching the streets.

“The harmful impacts of this drug are well documented and a seizure of this size is further evidence of the crystal methylamphetamine problem in Western Australia,” she said.

The street value of Ice in Australia is one of the most lucrative in the world and demand for the highly addictive stimulant has surged in recent years, with the number of users doubling between 2010 and 2013.

Much of the Ice in this region originates from China, particularly Guangdong province, with Hong Kong as a key transit point, though local authorities deny that is the case.

The biggest ever seizure of Ice in Australia took place last November with almost 850 kilograms of the illicit drug being seized. Six people were arrested.






http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1857007/four-hong-kong-men-arrested-after-huge-ice-seizure-western
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Re: 321 Kg of Ice and $1.4 million in cash
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 02:17:10 AM »
never fails......lose lips, sink ships, they say ............more is certainly not always merrier (via..... the more the merryer .....old saying)

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An 18-year-old Hong Kong national was arrested on Tuesday after police stopped him in his car.
Detectives were acting on intelligence from a national task force that tracks organised criminals through their illicit money flows.

Police then raided three locations – two homes and a hotel suite – in Perth and arrested three Hong Kong men, aged 19, 21, and 26, seizing more than 321kg of crystal meth.
~Is there any means by which any number of individuals can delegate to someone else the moral right to do something which none of the individuals have the moral right to do themselves? ~Do those who wield political power (presidents, legislators, etc.) have the moral right to do things which other people do not have the moral right to do? If so, from whom and how did they acquire such a right? ~When law-makers and law-enforcers use coercion and force in the name of law and government, do they bear the same responsibility for their actions that anyone else would who did the same thing on his own? ~3) Is there any process (e.g., constitutions, elections, legislation) by which human beings can transform an immoral act into a moral act (without changing the act itself)?

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Re: 321 Kg of Ice and $1.4 million in cash
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 02:58:53 AM »
Ouch, and Hong Kong is like the worst place ever to be caught with drugs.
http://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/drug/law_pen.html

Like seriously, makes the USA look liberal.
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Re: 321 Kg of Ice and $1.4 million in cash
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 03:56:07 AM »
yeah Vesp, Chang & friends ain't fucking playing!! ............ :o


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Laws & Penalties
NARCOTICS OFFENCES

The Dangerous Drug Ordinance - Chapter 134

Penalties for Narcotics Offences

Any person who traffics in a dangerous drug shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of HK$5,000,000 and  imprisonment for life . [trafficking includes selling or giving away any amount of a dangerous drug]

Any person who manufactures a dangerous drug, shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of HK$ 5,000,000 and imprisonment for life
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Any person who has in his possession; or smokes, inhales, ingest or injects a dangerous drug, shall be liable upon conviction to a fine HK$ 1,000,000 and imprisonment for 7 years .

Any person who has in his possession any pipe, equipment or apparatus fit and intended for the smoking, inhalation, ingestion or injection of a dangerous drug, shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of HK$10,000 and  imprisonment for 3 years .

Any person who cultivates any plant of the genus cannabis or opium poppy, shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of HK$ 100,000 and  imprisonment for 15 years .

really though, they are in essence fucking themselves by having penalties that harsh....... prisons will fill up so fast, that they will be forced to eventually go back to either capital punishment, slacking up laws, or regulating and control the drugs, like it should be everywhere anyway


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The street value of Ice in Australia is one of the most lucrative in the world and demand for the highly addictive stimulant has surged in recent years, with the number of users doubling between 2010 and 2013.
~~~~ oh yeah? then prohibition is working so fucking well then, isn't it?


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Drugs are inherently a problem for the individual that takes them, but they are a much bigger problem for society, precisely because they are illegal.

It is there illegality that makes them costly, and drives people by desperation to get the money by any means and anybody else's expense. The mere cost of production of drugs can be very inexpensive.

If an addict could support his addiction for a few dollars a week, he would still be an addict, but he would not have to steal, mug, or kill other people to support his habit. Neither would drug pushers have the financial incentive to try to get children hooked on drugs, if there was no big money in it.

Crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not god, that they have neither the right, nor the competence to run other people's lives.

The years that preceeded prohibition saw private citizens take the law into their own hands, entering saloons with axes, to destroy bottles of liquor. It was ego boosting, moral exhibitionism. When the crusaders finally succeeded in getting their prohibition bill added to the U.S. Constitution, it was their crowning triumph, and the nations tragedy.

Organized crime blossomed, so did the corruption of the whole political process. When national prohibition ended, many localities passed their own bans on liquor. Bootleggers sometimes financed the campaigns to ban liquor. Their profits depended on liquor's being illegal.

Legalization would similarly destroy the profits of today's drug pushers. There is no way that they can compete with drugs that can be mass produced cheaply by big pharmaceutical companies. This is not a complete solution. No where is it written in stone that there are always answers in the back of the book.

What we can do as a society, is to cut our losses. It is bad enough that some people destroy their own lives with drugs. We don't need to add vast numbers of innocent victims, who are robbed, or murdered by addicts, who are trying to get money for a fix.

Like alcohol, drugs can be regulated for content, age required for purchasing, driving under the influence, etc. But this is just one more area where we have to recognize that government has it's limits. Ignoring those limits is not only reckless arrogance, but dangerous. We finally learned that painful lesson from prohibition, we need to remember it, when it comes to drugs.
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Re: 321 Kg of Ice and $1.4 million in cash
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 03:22:05 PM »
when are they going to be executed?

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Re: 321 Kg of Ice and $1.4 million in cash
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 04:37:39 PM »
Not too long ago I had a friend invite me to a yacht party in China where the whole yacht would be filled with drugs. I also had another Persain friend tell me to come to Iran with him where he said they have the wildest drug fueled parties in the world (and he's a world partier). I told both of them "What are you fucking crazy! They chop your head off for just a freakin joint let alone kilos of ecstasy!". Both of them had pretty much the same reply; "Relax dude, those laws are only for poor people, rich people are untouchable".
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