Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Some more bad guys

Drug smuggling is potentially very profitable. Philip Doo from Brixham in Devon, and Christopher Wiggins from the Costa del Sol were caught smuggling drugs in their yacht, ‘Dances with Waves’. The pair had 1.7 tonnes of cocaine on board from South America, estimated to be worth a mind boggling £580 million. Luckily (or unluckily for them and their customers) they were picked up by the Irish navy, gardai and customs.
I cannot believe how incredibly profitable drug smuggling is. These fellows would have made an absolute fortune, so from their point of view their behaviour was understandable.
It is terrifying to think of that amount of cocaine on the streets. There are enough people in society suffering as a result of drug problems, not to mention the neglected children growing up with drug abusing parents who are too ‘out of it’ to care. I am sure the two smugglers did not give a stuff for the welfare of society when they set out on this expedition, they were just thinking of the money.
Congratulations to the intelligence agencies for their diligence in tracking this pair and bringing them to justice.


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