Massive drugs seizure in Helmand by Afghan and UK forces

Glad_its_all_over

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#4
Fantastic. Street price of skag goes up by 1p per gramme and another gang of Afghan farmers hate us. Result.
 

OldSnowy

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#6
Are we sure this isn't a re-issue of a Press Release from 2010? Or 2009, or 2008, or 2007, or 2006..............
 
#8
What is the reason the locals are allowed to grow poppies in the first place?
 
#10
Cos a man with a towel on his head, beard and gun, tell them to. Then a man without a a towel on his head, but still with a gun takes it away.
Can't the nice Dutch people go there and show them how to grow nicer flowers? That would be nice.
 

OldSnowy

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#13
Can't the nice Dutch people go there and show them how to grow nicer flowers? That would be nice.
The nice Dutch people were there for years, but have now sadly left. Meanwhile (and there is NO connection) the amount of top-grade cannabis now produced in Afghanistan is astonishing. Whereas Kilos of opium is seized, Tonnes of hash is as well. As with opium, they presumably used to grow a small amount for local use - now they've access to markets, transport, a guaranteed buyer, etc - and they are taking advantage.
 
#15
The nice Dutch people were there for years, but have now sadly left. Meanwhile (and there is NO connection) the amount of top-grade cannabis now produced in Afghanistan is astonishing. Whereas Kilos of opium is seized, Tonnes of hash is as well. As with opium, they presumably used to grow a small amount for local use - now they've access to markets, transport, a guaranteed buyer, etc - and they are taking advantage.
That could well be due to a shortage over here, price has rocketed. We were becoming self sufficient in dope, but I think the raids are having an affect. Which could lead to afgan dope picking up the slack, or going into a price war with the home growers (Chinks generally).
 

OldSnowy

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#16
That could well be due to a shortage over here, price has rocketed. We were becoming self sufficient in dope, but I think the raids are having an affect. Which could lead to afgan dope picking up the slack, or going into a price war with the home growers (Chinks generally).
Odd that - the Cannabis production/marketing cartel in the UK seem to be almost exclusively Vietnamese. They may all look the same to me, but I think it'd be a major, major insult to call a Viet a Chinaman!
 
#17
Odd that - the Cannabis production/marketing cartel in the UK seem to be almost exclusively Vietnamese. They may all look the same to me, but I think it'd be a major, major insult to call a Viet a Chinaman!
I though the Viet's were the house keepers, and gardeners, with Chinks further up pulling the strings.
 
#18
Odd that - the Cannabis production/marketing cartel in the UK seem to be almost exclusively Vietnamese. They may all look the same to me, but I think it'd be a major, major insult to call a Viet a Chinaman!
Really I thought Heroin was more their thing. (along with the Turks)
Cannibis seems to be every man and his uncle at the moment.
 

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