More garbage news.
Another smuggling scheme went down the tubes last week when US Customs
inspectors in Port Huron, Michigan, found a ton of Canadian weed hidden
in a shipment of Toronto garbage destined for a Michigan landfill.
The contraband was concealed behind trash, but revealed after a gamma-ray
scanner showed anomalies in the cargo, according to Customs spokesperson.
The driver, a 37-year-old Indian national, was arrested.
The garbage truck bust has
been latched upon by foes of Canadian garbage imports, the Toronto Globe
& Mail reported, citing one garbage import opponent, Michigan State
Representative Kathleen Law, who pronounced herself shocked that such an
amount of pot was found "in just one truck." Law saw a lesson in
the discovery. "This just underscores that trash from Canada leaves
us open to this kind of illegal activity. We must pass legislation
and we must regulate the bridge. It's just out of control.
This is scary."
[Ed: A more thoughtful
conclusion from the amount found in "just one truck" would be the futility
of interdiction -- other drugs are even more compact.]
Last week's was actually
the second garbage truck bust on the Michigan-Ontario border. In
April, three people were arrested when Customs inspectors found 50 pounds
of marijuana in a Canadian truck headed for the Wayne County dump.
Read this issue's first
garbage-related story above this one or at http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/305/garbage2.shtml.
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Issue #305, 10/3/03
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