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Originally posted by Duzey
The name of the pub was the Jolly Alderman, at Cambie and 12th. The VPD doesn't have time for this crap, the Seattle cops were miffed to say the least, and quite frankly, I don't like being called a liar.
The Mounties said yes. The phoney dealer and his DEA handler came up, and with their RCMP shadows - part of the agreement - they tried to meet the "main guy." Instead they met two other men who grumbled about delays and only wanted to buy one kilogram at a time.
It was a flop. When the immigration permit expired the Mounties put the Americans on a plane. The DEA asked to continue the operation and the RCMP said no. A major investigation aimed at small dealers wasn't a priority.
The DEA seemed to accept the ruling. But a month later one of the undercover agents entered Canada and met with several people about selling them coc aine - including Mr. Licht, according to the court.
The agent entered the country illegally, didn't get RCMP consent and broke Canadian law by offering drugs for sale. He knew what the legal requirements were and simply ignored them, Justice Dillon found.
After the meet Mr. Licht travelled to California and arranged to pay $450,000 cash and 115 pounds of marijuana for 50 kilograms of coc aine. But when the DEA swooped in on the buyu later in the day, Mr. Licht wasn't there. So the U.S. set out to extradite him on conspiracy charges.
Forget it, said Justice Dillon, in a scathing rebuke. The Americans knowingly broke Canadian law and violated international agreements. They conducted an illegal reverse sting operation aimed at Mr. Licht even though they had never heard he was drug dealer. They tried to conceal the information from him and the court. The American's behaviour met the test for serious abuse, ruled Justice Dillon, "an act so wrong that it violates the conscience of the community."
Media Awareness project
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has opened an office in Vancouver, Canada, to a chorus of complaints and protests from BC media and activists.
The DEA maintains 78 offices in 56 countries around the world – Mexico tops the list with eight DEA offices. Most western countries have a DEA office in their capital city. Canada is now one of the few western countries with the honor of having two DEA offices.
A US embassy spokesperson told the Vancouver Sun that BC's marijuana industry was the main reason for the Vancouver office. "You place your staff where there's the most business to be done," he said.
Also in 1998, Vancouver police had undercover agents from the US navy operating against Hemp BC and the Cannabis Café, trying to score pot there. The agents were unsuccessful, but did manage to "simulate" smoking their own weed.
Hemp BC was a store founded by Marc Emery in Vancouver, Canada, in April 1994. It was one of Canada's very first hemp stores, as selling pipes, bongs and pro-pot books was (and still is) illegal in Canada.
Within a short time Hemp BC had expanded to become a true cannabis superstore. It included the Hemp BC storefront, Hemp BC Wholesale, the Cannabis Cafe, the Little Grow Shop, the Hemp BC Legal Assistance Centre, Marc Emery Direct Marijuana Seeds, and Cannabis Culture Magazine.
In an early issue of Cannabis Culture, Marc Emery explained How to Open a Hemp Store using Hemp BC as a model. Within two years there were over 100 hemp stores and related businesses across Canada, employing and supporting thousands of people. Many of these businesses act as activist centres, providing resources and financial backing to the movement which supports them.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The subject was arrested on charges of selling an illegal substance, in person, in the United States. Pot heads might not like it, but there is nothing unusual about this arrest.