Mass drugs bust at US base

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  1. The BBC reports..................

    More than 80 US Marines and sailors have been convicted in one of the largest drug busts in US military history.
    Investigators seized $1.5m of narcotics including Ecstasy, cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Of the 84 charged, 61 were accused of distributing drugs and 23 were accused of using them. Another 99 civilians have also been charged in connection with similar offences following the operation, codenamed Xterminator.
    No details on the type of convictions have been revealed, but the US military imposes a maximum sentence of 15 years for dealing drugs and five years for drug use.

    Now that sort of sentence would make people think again!! Makes me think again about US Marines too, I thought they were all jarhead mutha fu(kers who shared a brain issued by the corps, it appears one or two have minds of their own, abeit half rotted away.

    The report goes on to say.........

    The Marines joined other branches of the US military last December in introducing random drugs testing.
    Tests are becoming more sensitive and more are being done at weekends and on Mondays because by Tuesday, Ecstasy taken on a Saturday may be undetectable. Dogs are also being trained to detect Ecstasy in lockers.

    Lessons to be learnt?

    From the horses mouth
  2. So that's why they get so much friendly fire...

    Seriously though, this sort of thing could turn out to be a good deterrant, particularly if the larger sentences are given. Whether it will make a difference however remains to be seen.