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Drugs and Thailand?

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posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 06:26 AM
I dont mean to be-little the events unfolding in asia at the moment but i couldnt help thinking that there will be people making lots of money from the sunami disaster in thailand?
If you wanted to get drugs out of the country at the minute then it would be an oppourtune time with all the focus on its state of emergency to ply this trade?
Its probably an opportune time in any of the countys effected?
I dont mean to offend anyone by taking the limelight off the main disaster but does anyone see the issue ive risen and realise what the long term effects could be in this particular area?

posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 09:45 AM
Not really. The level of corruption in Thailand means it doesn't really matter.

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 10:57 PM
Thailand is very corrupt, in the island of Phuket alot of people have to pay for "protection" if you want to own a boat or open up a bar,office divecenter and so on....the interesting thing is that you put the money on a bankaccount that belongs to something called the "Local policesports fund" so its not the mob but the police who gives you the "protection"


posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 11:12 PM
In would be more concerned over the potential increasing level of child pornography and abuse than drugs. This already is a scandal and when people are desperate those who pray on the weak emerge in even larger numbers.

[edit on 2/1/2005 by Lady of the Lake]

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 11:21 PM
could also be an oppertunity for foreign agencies to establish contacts....

...drug lords need relief as well, maybe im being too positive but people can turn new leafs.

...anyone heard of any illegal figures helping out?

posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 12:20 AM
Yeah as a matter of a fact I've heard of some hitters in the Thai underground legitimizing through donations and buying up formerly valuable property. Hehe no I am not gonna cite sources, think about it. In this window of relaxed customs and chaos there are major moves being made but don't look for it to hit the news. Bottom line there are moves going on behind the scenes and money is changing hands alot of it in free aid material being sold/misapropriated that happens during every disaster though.

posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 12:29 AM
yea, profiting from clearly free aid is not very encouraging.

the lack of available infrastructure [airports, roads: gone] would probably make things all that more interesting.


for all parties interested. [esp. more dangerous for aid efforts]

[edit on 1/3/2005 by baaronhaile]

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 11:57 AM
In sudden big events, like wars and disasters, fortunes are lost and made, Darwin has his finest hour...

[edit on 4-1-2005 by Countermeasures]

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