Archive for the 'Drugs & Medicine' Category

CIA lied over attack on plane

• November, 2008

CIA lied over attack on plane November 22, 2008 WASHINGTON:An internal investigation by the CIA has found that agency officials engaged in a cover-up to hide negligence in the downing in Peru of a private aircraft suspected of carrying illegal narcotics. Excerpts of an internal CIA report released on Thursday accused agency officials of lying to Congress and withholding critical information from criminal investigators and senior Bush Administration officials. The disclosure could lead to the reopening of a probe into whether CIA officials committed crimes

Drug smugglers “sink” to new “low”

• October, 2008

October 20, 2008 Telegraph, London MIAMI: Colombia’s drug barons used to favour powerboats to export their illegal cargoes, leading law enforcers on high-speed chases as they swamped the US with narcotics. But in an attempt to evade American surveillance, they are diverting their smuggling trade beneath the waves. The US Coast Guard and military patrols have reported a dramatic increase in do-it-yourself “semi-submersible” vessels that evade radar and sonar, barely breaking the ocean surface as they slowly creep through the Pacific or the Caribbean.

Town where cocaine is the only currency

• June, 2008

Town where cocaine is the only currency By Jeremy McDermott in Guerima Last Updated: 11:04PM BST 15/06/2008 Guerima, a remote Colombian settlement, wants its Marxist rebels back. With the national army deployed in a stranglehold around the town, there is nobody to traffic the town’s only commodity – drugs. JERRY MCDERMOTT A shoe shop owner weighs out coca base handed over by a customer in exchange for goods More than 1,000 people live in Guerima, carved out of the Amazonian rainforest. Its clearings are filled

Inside one of Britain’s cannabis factories

• June, 2008

By Julian Joyce BBC News By toughening the law on cannabis the government hopes to drive a crackdown on UK “farms”, many of which have sprung up in recent years. In the cellar beneath Jimmy’s house, cannabis seedlings flourish under bright lights. Upstairs, taking over half the attic, more mature plants flower in lamp-lit trays, amid the hum of automatic water and nutrient delivery systems. This is “hydroponic” cannabis – grown without soil in trays. Jimmy’s indoor “farm” is one of many to have sprung

Stichting Legalize! – Paddoverbod: Klink-klare onzin

• June, 2008

Bekijk de foto’s van volgende actie: Stichting Legalize! – Paddoverbod: Klink-klare onzin ism Theo Maassen