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September 9, 1991 | Reuters
Customs officials of this North African country seized 3.5 tons of hashish from a truck bound for Spain, the semiofficial daily Le Matin reported Sunday.
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June 11, 2012 | Ryan Faughnder
Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs discussed unflattering details of his personal life when applying for top secret security clearance in the late 1980s. Steve Jobs told government officials in a 1988 interview that he thought someone might kidnap his illegitimate daughter in order to blackmail him, according to Department of Defense documents acquired by Wired through a Freedom of Information Act request. He also discussed his drug use, which has been disclosed in news stories and the extensive biography by Walter Isaacson that was published shortly after Jobs' death in 2011.
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NEWS
February 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Police seized 1 1/2 tons of hashish worth more than $6 million hidden in a shipment of furniture at the port of Aqaba, newspapers reported Monday.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
An Army sergeant so sharp he looked like a recruiting poster — who had skulls tattooed on his leg said to represent the people he'd killed in Iraq — was convicted of three counts of premeditated murder Thursday in the most gruesome war crimes case to emerge from the war in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, 26, was also found guilty of keeping decomposing fingers, leg bones and a tooth as trophies from corpses, and organizing the gang beating of a fellow soldier he feared would report the rampant hashish use in what Army officials say was an "out of control" platoon.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | Reuters
Customs officers seized two tons of hashish from a container at Karachi port, a customs spokesman said Monday. The drugs, seized Sunday, were hidden in a container packed with bathrobes awaiting shipment to an unnamed port in Europe.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
U.S. authorities found 100 tons of hashish on a freighter in the Pacific and arrested 15 people on drug charges in what was called the largest government hashish seizure on record. The seizure, which combined military and law enforcement efforts, more than doubled the previous record of 43 tons found in San Francisco in 1986, U.S. Customs Service agent Rollin Klink said. The Lucky Star, registered to the Caribbean island nation of St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1992 | Reuters
Two Italians were arrested in Morocco while trying to smuggle hashish hidden inside condoms and sausages into neighboring Algeria, officials said Friday. Customs agents found 15 pounds of cannabis oil, a potent form of hashish, hidden inside 63 condoms placed under the floorboards of the Italians' car. They also discovered 10 pounds of concentrated hashish leaf disguised as sausages. Morocco is currently engaged in a major crackdown on drug trafficking in cooperation with European countries.
NEWS
November 8, 1991 | Associated Press
The Swiss Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the penalty for casual dealers of hashish, saying the drug is no more dangerous than alcohol. The ruling means that those convicted of selling even large quantities of hashish on an occasional basis will no longer be classed as "serious" offenders and will face a maximum three years' imprisonment. But members of professional hash-dealing rings still face up to 20 years in jail or fines of up to $700,000.
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | RIAD KAJ, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
After years of concealing their operations, hashish farmers in the lush, Syrian-patrolled Bekaa Valley are openly working their crops and defending their businesses. At four spots along the highway leading to the ancient town of Baalbeck, Bedouins, their heads covered with kaffiyeh , the checkered Arab scarf, work in broad daylight preparing tons of dry hashish piled in and around unfinished buildings. "It's my first day here.
NEWS
August 5, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
More than a ton of Indian hashish smuggled from Bombay in a shipment of roofing nails was seized and six Southern California men were arrested in a joint operation by federal agents and Riverside County authorities, U.S. Customs officials said Thursday. The 2,400-pound hashish shipment, estimated to be worth $10 million in street sales, is the largest ever seized in Southern California, according to Regional Commissioner Quintin L. Villanueva.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2011 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
Let's get this straight: The California doctors lobby believes that marijuana has questionable value as medicine. Pot users risk damage to body and brain. But the drug should be legalized? In case you missed it, the California Medical Assn. last Friday officially recommended the legalization and regulation of weed. It comes as the California marijuana industry is gearing up for another legalization effort next year at the ballot box. "There simply isn't the scientific evidence to understand the benefits and risks of medical cannabis," a CMA news release quoted Dr. Paul Phinney of Sacramento, the organization's board chairman.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2008 | times wire reports
Guidelines for a new state law that ends minor marijuana arrests say the law may also apply to other drugs with the same psychoactive ingredient, such as hashish. The guidelines obtained by the Associated Press say the law that takes effect Friday ends criminal penalties for possession of an ounce or less of THC -- the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, hashish or hash oil. Voters passed a referendum in November that instead imposes a civil penalty of a $100 fine and forfeiture of the drug.
WORLD
March 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
About 200 police raided Copenhagen's hippie enclave and detained 53 people in a crackdown on the sale of hashish. The drug is illegal in Denmark, but authorities have tolerated its sale in Christiania, a counterculture area with no government, cars or police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2001
"Weed Again Crop of Choice Among Lebanese Farmers" (July 19) really riled me up. It tells how farmer Abu Mohammed can't support his family in any way except to grow marijuana to make the deadly drug hashish. My rage stems from the fact that I had to watch my daughter spend 25 horrible years as a drug addict, then die on my living room couch as a result. I can't condone anyone growing that stuff in order to feed his family. I can only hope that his children start as soon as possible to chew on the stuff as it grows in his fields, feel the high, get addicted to it and eventually die young after hellish lives as drug addicts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1997 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven people believed to be members of an international drug cartel have been arrested and indicted on conspiracy and drug trafficking charges after a massive undercover operation that led to the seizure of 25 tons of hashish destined for the United States, Canada and Australia, authorities announced Thursday.
NEWS
July 1, 1995 | Associated Press
A California man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling almost two tons of hashish into Vietnam. John Joseph Daniels, 51, of Long Beach was also fined $200,000 after a two-day trial in southern Minh Hai province. An officer of the U.S. Liaison Office in Hanoi was present during the trial. Police arrested Daniels and two Thais 14 months ago on board a ship carrying 3,530 pounds of hashish from Thailand. The same court found the two Thais guilty of transporting narcotics.
NEWS
August 16, 1991 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An apparent surge in the smuggling of hashish across the Pacific has left federal officials baffled and troubled by what some fear may be a new effort to market the drug in the United States, according to law enforcement sources. In the last several weeks alone, federal authorities patrolling off the West Coast have intercepted many times more hashish than the entire nation's estimated annual consumption of the concentrated marijuana derivative, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1997 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven people believed to be members of an international drug cartel have been arrested and indicted on conspiracy and drug trafficking charges after a massive undercover operation that led to the seizure of 25 tons of hashish destined for the United States, Canada and Australia, authorities announced Thursday.
NEWS
January 14, 1994 | Reuters
German police said Thursday they had seized 1,450 pounds of Lebanese hashish on a container ship in the northern port of Hamburg. The Federal Criminal Office said a tip-off from Lebanese police helped them plan the raid.
NEWS
January 8, 1994 | Associated Press
More than 5 tons of hashish was found stashed aboard a yacht towed into port for emergency repairs. While the yacht was in port, police noticed that it lay low in the water and suspected that it was overloaded with cargo. An inspection uncovered about 5.2 tons of hashish. The yacht, with two Croatian crew members, was heading for the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia, a Khania police official said Friday.
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