April 9, 1991 |
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.
July 14, 1991 |
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.
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December 20, 1992 |
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.
November 8, 1991 |
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.
December 3, 1989 |
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.
August 5, 1988 |
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.