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Over 100 kilos of dope found in car

The Local · 20 Jan 2011, 11:41

Published: 20 Jan 2011 11:41 GMT+01:00

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A 42-year-old man from the Netherlands was taken into custody after officers found the enormous stash of drugs in the boot of his vehicle on Monday, according to a statement from the customs office.

The bust netted 98 kilos of hashish and 17 kilos of marijuana following a routine inspection in a parking lot off the A2 motorway between Rehren and Lauenau.

"Customs officials were astonished as they unpacked box after box of narcotics wrapped in plastic foil stuffed in the boot of the vehicle," customs spokesman Christian Wenk said in the statement.

The man's expensive car was impounded while prosecutors continue their investigation into the sensational drug bust.

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12:43 January 20, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
Oh man, it looks like this guy had a nice night planned XD
13:17 January 20, 2011 by auniquecorn
The man's expensive car was impounded.

13:31 January 20, 2011 by iseedaftpeople
whoa that's a lotta dope...
16:32 January 20, 2011 by HANNIBAL-BARCA
The idiot should have known better than to rest while on the job though I would prove reticent to describe the bust as sensational.
17:41 January 20, 2011 by teutonic-knight
A man from Holland, comes to Germany with his dope, to poison our country.

To make our youth into slaves. The government should put strict laws and punishment on these cowards. All kinds of drugs has to be wiped out of the country so we can have healthier youth.
17:49 January 20, 2011 by derExDeutsche
I was wondering where I parked that damn car!
18:53 January 20, 2011 by willowsdad
Hey Teutonic Knight: you're about 80 years too late for your enforced-purity crusade. Rlax and toke on a fatty....

"All kinds of drugs has to be wiped out..." Does that include BEER? How un-Teutonic would that be!!!
20:05 January 20, 2011 by iseedaftpeople

no use going all drama queen here.

The stuff was interdicted, as it should have been, so let's move on now. It's only the tip of the iceberg, I am sure for every bust like that, two other loads get through, but hey, that's life. It hasn't spelled the end of life as we know it, and it hasn't corrupted our youth, most of whom still know better than to take these drugs. And that is also fact.
20:32 January 20, 2011 by OkieinBerlin
Herr T-knight, were you not screaming in complaint a few months back about efforts to curtail smoking in German bars? Please clarify -- Now you're calling for a "wipe out " of all kinds of drugs in Germany -- does this include tobacco, and aspirin and alcohol? Or just those drugs you don't approve of for political reasons?
10:05 January 21, 2011 by Gaffers
Damn. It's hard enough to get hold of this stuff in Germany as it is without having the supply further curtailed :-)

Legalise dope, tax it and control it and everyone will be better off.....
16:47 January 21, 2011 by Prufrock2010
So why does the photograph depict boxes of a white substance, suggesting cocaine, when the contraband seized was marijuana and hash? Is this an attempt to subliminally link grass and hash to hard drugs?

Marijuana and hashish should be legal, taxed and controlled, as Gaffers suggests. Teutonic Knight's hysterics notwithstanding, our youth are not being enslaved by herbs -- substances which are, in fact, much less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.
20:19 January 21, 2011 by fair1day
What druggies "like" can never be a reality. Grow up.
14:51 January 22, 2011 by Prufrock2010
@ fair1day

Your comment makes no sense whatsoever.
01:23 January 23, 2011 by teutonic-knight
@ Prufrock2010,

Druggies who hope to poison our youth and country will never succeed because we know by hearth that a healthy mind is in a healthy body, and a healthy body builds the country. Drugs that create addiction and damage our youth have to be wiped out of the country 100%. So we can have a good healthy country
10:35 January 24, 2011 by Gaffers
Teutonic Knight uses an argument that is factual incorrect and has been perpetuated by the hysteria of the media.

Dope is not addictive. Smoking and alcohol are responsible for far more health issues than Marijuana or Hashish. Harder drugs maybe but there is no proven link between soft drugs and hard drugs. Check any hospital and you will find alcohol related injuries and victims of long term smoking far more prevelant. The only way to have a healthy country is toban both of these as well but as they provide far too much revenue to the countries and are deemed "acceptable" by society they will never be banned.

Should we ban pain killers, anti depressants etc. as there are far more addicts to these than marijuana?

Banning soft drugs does not work. It continues to be used. My proposal is to regulate that use to improve the quality and supply, drive the criminal element out of the process and generate tax revenue. Where is the downside in that?

The anti-dope league do not base their arguments on facts but on out dated "social" prejudices.

Ask the police how they feel about legalising it (I have) and they are in favour as it reduces the time they waste chasing this element of the criminal world and will allow them to focus on the real crimes that harm individuals.

It's not about growing up but about looking at the evidence. Don't believe everything the media writes. that's growing up !...
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