Saturday, June 25, 2005

Feds Claim Pot Clubs Fronted for Drug Crime

Three San Francisco medicinal marijuana clubs raided by federal agents were being used as fronts for a major drug trafficking operation, Federal drug enforcement authorities alleged Thursday.

Their probe, they insisted, was about dismantling a large-scale operation that allegedly was using cannabis clubs as a cover as it grew and distributed thousands of pounds of marijuana throughout the Bay Area. The affidavit describes a network of associates who hid behind ``nominee owners'' of cannabis clubs. The majority of the profits came not from medicinal marijuana sales, but from street sales. One of the men arrested, San Francisco resident Enrique Chan, 26, allegedly told an undercover agent he planned to use the clubs as a defense if arrested.


Blogger Oz said...

Not only that, pot leads to terrorism!!

UN links dope smokers to terrorism
8:29 AM June 27

The United Nations drug agency has warned that even occasional use of marijuana is a link in a long and dangerous cycle of crime, degradation and terrorism.

"The links between organised crime, drug trafficking, drug consumption, drug money, arms trafficking and terrorism become clearer every day," said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

"We know that even the occasional marijuana smoker is a link in a much longer and more dangerous chain."

In a message to mark an international anti-drug day, UN secretary-general Kofi Annan warned that drugs are "little more than tickets to a dead end."

As one means of combating drugs, Mr Annan recommended "participation in sports to improve health and well-being, teach the value of teamwork and discipline, and build self-confidence".

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