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US And BDF Destroy Marijuana Crops #496839
10/16/14 04:16 AM
10/16/14 04:16 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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The Belizean Law Enforcement and US Military have collaborated once more to destroy $54 Million dollars in marijuana plantations throughout Belize.

The US Military, through Joint Task Force Bravo, which is based in Soto Cano, Honduras, provided airlift support to a joint Belizean team comprising officers from the BDF, Coast Guard, the Anti-Drug Unit, and the Mobile Interdiction Team.

The authorities have not released any details as to where these marijuana plantations are located, but the operation took place between September 29 to October 3 - a 5 day operation, 3 weeks ago.

A release from the US Embassy says that with the help of 2 UH-60 Blackhawks and 1 CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, the joint team of law enforcement officers were able to destroy over 58,000 marijuana plants 10 pounds of seeds and one thousand pounds of processed marijuana, to an estimated street value of 27 US Million dollars - or 54 Million Belizean dollars. The operation was part of the continuing partnership between both governments in an effort to disrupt the narcotics trade.

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Re: US And BDF Destroy Marijuana Crops [Re: Marty] #496891
10/16/14 03:24 PM
10/16/14 03:24 PM
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Fifty four million dollars destroyed plus at what cost? Maybe the country could get out of debt if it harvested the stuff instead. Sell it to one of the US states where it is now legal. I guess the USA DEA doesn't have enough business in the states these days so they come down here and . . . . well . . you finish the sentence.

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Re: US And BDF Destroy Marijuana Crops [Re: Marty] #496893
10/16/14 04:59 PM
10/16/14 04:59 PM
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The states selling it here in the U.S. wouldn't even bother trying to sell that stuff. The product grade is so inferior it has no value in states where recreational/medical marijuana has been legalized. The legalized states have much better products grown in greenhouses. If it is eventually decriminalized in the U.S. and all 50 states support it, it will eliminate the flow from Central America into the U.S.

Re: US And BDF Destroy Marijuana Crops [Re: Marty] #496895
10/16/14 05:58 PM
10/16/14 05:58 PM
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I agree that it was a total waste of taxpayer money but you are talking about trying to market local potatoes to the US vs. Idaho potatoes. Most of the illegal weed in the US comes from Canada and the US not Belize or any other Central American country, the transportation costs are too high. Cocaine runs through Central America like sh*t through a Goose but not weed. The US really needs to screw off and fix their consumption problem at home. Cutting off the supply is not the solution to the problems in America, it's the problem.

Re: US And BDF Destroy Marijuana Crops [Re: Marty] #496896
10/16/14 06:18 PM
10/16/14 06:18 PM
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elbert Offline
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Not to mention how it hurts our economy. Illegal or not it creates commerce and money flows around the country.
This is outdated thinking and a fresh look at the Belize marijuana industry should be taken.

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Re: US And BDF Destroy Marijuana Crops [Re: Marty] #496944
10/17/14 12:30 PM
10/17/14 12:30 PM
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ScubaLdy Offline
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I wasn't suggesting we export it - just sell it to the locals who are already using it, OH YEAH - and all those tourists who come down here looking for it.
There's more than one way to skin a cat.

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