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UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs
    #11213997 - 10/09/09 10:59 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

seriously fucked up.





Ian Swanson

The Scotsman


Friday 09 Oct 2009


POLICE are recruiting postal delivery staff to help in the fight against illegal drugs.
The posties are being trained to spot when houses or flats are being used as cannabis farms.

Council workers and other staff who are regularly out and about in the community are also being asked to help.

The move comes as part of a Lothian & Borders Police crackdown on illicit drugs.

About 100 cannabis farms have been closed across the country in the last 12 months.

Inspector Derek Fairley, who is in charge of the initiative, said: "Cannabis cultivations are a serious risk not only to the property they are sited within but to surrounding properties as well.

"The majority of cultivations fund other serious crimes such as human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering and Lothian & Borders Police are committed to ridding this menace from our society.

"It is vitally important that all members of our community are aware of the signs of a cannabis cultivation and work with us to create a safer environment.

"Early intervention and detection can stop the serious organised crime groups from continuing with their activities."

The force was today holding the first of two information seminars aimed at landlords, letting agencies and managers from the business sectors to discuss both the financial and social impact which cannabis cultivations can have on local communities and encourage greater scrutiny from such businesses when properties are let-out.

They also want to educate retailers to be able to spot the signs of purchases of equipment used in cultivation sites.

Today's "Weed Them Out" seminar was taking place at the Scottish Mining Museum in Newtongrange.

A second seminar will be held next Friday at the Ramada Hotel, Livingston.

A police spokesman said: "Lothian & Borders Police is committed to tackling the scourge of drugs within our local communities and one of the best ways to do that is to educate those very communities on the key issues surrounding various facets of the drugs trade.

"Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Scotland and the UK. Its commercial cultivation is a powerful tool in funding the various criminal activities of serious organised crime groups.

"Cultivations also pose a major risk to properties, which are often gutted in order to maximise the available space to grow and cultivate cannabis.

The spokesman said setting up cultivation farms in private homes was estimated to cause damage amounting to around £15,000 in alterations to the properties.

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Posties-to-act-as-spotters.5719543.jp


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: ShroomerRoss]
    #11214014 - 10/09/09 11:04 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

"The majority of cultivations fund other serious crimes such as human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering and Lothian & Borders Police are committed to ridding this menace from our society."


I'd like to see some evidence, please.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: ShroomerRoss]
    #11214026 - 10/09/09 11:07 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

Most of the drugs I consume are delivered by my postman.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: psycroptic]
    #11214028 - 10/09/09 11:07 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

Quote:

psycroptic said:
"The majority of cultivations fund other serious crimes such as human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering and Lothian & Borders Police are committed to ridding this menace from our society."


I'd like to see some evidence, please.



reading it i was wandering what the fuk they talking. most people who grow only grow for personal use so thats bullshit.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: psycroptic]
    #11214051 - 10/09/09 11:15 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

What else are you supposed to do with the money you make cultivating but launder it? You cant just put it in the bank or buy a car with it without sending up a red flag.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: MisterMuscaria]
    #11214141 - 10/09/09 11:39 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

weed isnt going anywhere, i just hope in 10 years i can cite articles like this to show how twisted it really was


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: Sandoz]
    #11214154 - 10/09/09 11:42 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

Weed wont be legal in ten years.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: Hanky]
    #11214180 - 10/09/09 11:47 AM (8 years, 15 days ago)

From the sound of that article it will be legal in the US before it will be legal in the UK.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: MisterMuscaria]
    #11214261 - 10/09/09 12:01 PM (8 years, 15 days ago)

I'd say if prohibition ends in the larger western countries, it will end everywhere in quick succession in a short time after the first country sets the precedent.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: Hanky]
    #11214288 - 10/09/09 12:06 PM (8 years, 15 days ago)

Quote:

Hanky said:
Most of the drugs I consume are delivered by my postman.




Yeah I was just thinking this, so the title of this thread shit me up a little, but luckily they're still playing the ignorance card :yesnod:.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: Cepheus]
    #11214307 - 10/09/09 12:12 PM (8 years, 15 days ago)

Junkmail has a whole different meaning for me.


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Re: UK Posties to act as spotters in the war against illegal drugs [Re: Hanky]
    #11214831 - 10/09/09 01:52 PM (8 years, 15 days ago)

Quote:

Hanky said:
Junkmail has a whole different meaning for me.





HA!


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