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Old 04-12-2011, 13:54   #31
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Re: Cruising Yacht Busted for Drug Smuggling in Oz

DOJ,

Like your Christmas avatar and that you are going to build a TRI.. seasons greetings to you and the others that celebrate Christmas.........
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When we were in French Polynesia a long time ago, a boat that had been seized for drug running and then auctioned came through. Even though the boat had been auctioned and had new owners who had nothing to do with the drug trade, it hadn't been taken off the Drug Watch List or the various countries hadn't bothered to update their lists. Anyhow, they were hassled unmercifully in almost every new country they sailed into. Ranged from short confinement, to a thorough shakedown of the boat, to continuing surveilance and harassment. Believe it had been a number of years since the auction so the records should have been cleared but it didn't seem to matter. The new owners didn't think the realitively cheap price they paid for the boat was worth the headaches that the boats history brought.
Bought a Corvette once from a Fed. auction..Greencove Springs FLA. thought that it was still transporting drugs when they caught me driven thru...Their dog scratched it ,the cops trashed it,the chief apologized and gave me an escort out of town..then coming thru Lakeland FLA. they pulled me again ,if you think my story about what happend in GCS saved me well lets just say the dog scratched it ,the cops trashed it and then they gave me a ticket...they can kiss my butt in FLA. and dont buy any cars at those Fed./Gov. auctions if you want to be left alone,black Vets. in particular....DVC
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Bought a Corvette once from a Fed. auction..Greencove Springs FLA. thought that it was still transporting drugs when they caught me driven thru...Their dog scratched it ,the cops trashed it,the chief apologized and gave me an escort out of town..then coming thru Lakeland FLA. they pulled me again ,if you think my story about what happend in GCS saved me well lets just say the dog scratched it ,the cops trashed it and then they gave me a ticket...they can kiss my butt in FLA. and dont buy any cars at those Fed./Gov. auctions if you want to be left alone,black Vets. in particular....DVC
Could have been worse....

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legalise drugs and this will not happen,or am i missing something here?

Yes Unless of course you are a drug user.
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DOJ,

Like your Christmas avatar and that you are going to build a TRI.. seasons greetings to you and the others that celebrate Christmas.........
And the same to you - to be honest not that bothered about the Xmas thing. But I do like the Santa bit - Ho! Ho! Ho!
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legalise drugs and this will not happen,or am i missing something here?
Like we don't have enough problems?...I hear if you do too many drugs Salticrak, it effects your spelling...
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Like we don't have enough problems?...I hear if you do too many drugs Salticrak, it effects your spelling...
Whut is yuor poynt? I doant unnerstan whut you meen by thet.

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Whut is yuor poynt? I doant unnerstan whut you meen by thet.

Now that's funny!!!!!!!!
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Re: Cruising Yacht Busted for Drug Smuggling in Oz

righto,so aside from the classroom jibes at my spelling,you are saying that prohibition has worked and the slaughter of innocent people in mexico by drug dealers et al is something you can live with,because hey i am a cleanskin and would never do drugs? oh how moral of you,half the prison population is the result of illegal activity regarding drugs,the war on drugs has been a spectacular failure,government resources could be used to treat addicts,half of whom have a mental condition anyway,or maybe i am missing something...
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Like we don't have enough problems?...I hear if you do too many drugs Salticrak, it effects your spelling...
Trying to tell us something?
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good onya mate.
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Re: Cruising Yacht Busted for Drug Smuggling in Oz

I was drinking with the bloke off that drug boat and his girlfriend at the Port 2 Port B-B-Que on the Friday night, He seemed like a really nice bloke and his G.F as well.
And he also won the pirate contest on Sat night, I would have been there, But I blew my universal joint on my boat further up the Burnett river on the way down for the pirate party,
Seems I missed the real entertainment,
Between Customs and Quarantine going over my boat, Importing my boat into Australia, I cant see how they missed a pile of drugs on any boat, They are very thorough,
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Seems I missed the real entertainment,
Between Customs and Quarantine going over my boat, Importing my boat into Australia, I cant see how they missed a pile of drugs on any boat, They are very thorough,
They didn't miss them as such rather they let it through in order to pick up more of the bad guys.

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Two things.

1) This was not a random bust, but a nine month operation that followed them all the way from where the drugs were loaded. Clearly Customs had specific information about this boat and what it was carrying.

2) This is not Mexico. Customs and the Federal Police here are NOT prone to planting evidence.
Please. Whatever one thinks of Aust Customs (at times) somewhat heavy handed approach to cruising yachts, they are at least honest, professional and not corrupt.

I take exception to any suggestion that Australian Customs would plant drugs. More particularly, the size of the haul, some 300Kg, is not something that could be 'planted'. There is no doubt they are drug smugglers and the information released so far suggests that they are major smugglers who do this for a living and one of those arrested is the head of a very large drug importation operation.

No angst, just setting the record straight.


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If they were watching them for so long, why did they wait until they got to OZ before busting them??
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So as to catch the distribution side of the operation. Apparrently got a few and over $3.5 mill in cash.

I believe they first got wind of the operation by picking up amounts of money being moved offshore at banking level. Will proberbly be watching all of us moving money to purchase boats overseas.

That was how they detected another operation out of Mackay earlier this year.
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righto,so aside from the classroom jibes at my spelling,you are saying that prohibition has worked and the slaughter of innocent people in mexico by drug dealers et al is something you can live with,because hey i am a cleanskin and would never do drugs? oh how moral of you,half the prison population is the result of illegal activity regarding drugs,the war on drugs has been a spectacular failure,government resources could be used to treat addicts,half of whom have a mental condition anyway,or maybe i am missing something...

yesletslegallizeitandeveryonewillbehappy
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legalizing means no mo dough for gummingkt.... they like wars for poppies and such.... justifies their nefarious actions.....
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