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APPROVE~ FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-R~P82-00850R0002000700'10-'1 } 4 APRIL 1980 tF0U0 14r80) 1~OF 1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFbCIAL USE O~ILY JP~S L/9017 - 4 April 1980 ~ \/1/orldwide Re ort p NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS (FO~O 14/80) FBIS F'OREIGN BROADCAST INFORMATION SERVICE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 NOTE JPRS publications contain information primarily from foreign newspapers, periodicals and bo~ks, but also f~om news agency transmissions and broadcasts. Materials from foreign-language _ - sources are translated; those from English-language sources are transcribed or reprinted, with the original phrasing and other characteristics retained. Headlines, editorial reports, and material enclosed in brackets - are srappli.ed by JPRS. 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APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE O~iLY JPRS L/9017 4 April 1980 WORLDWIDE REPORT NARCOTICS AND DAHGEROUS DRUGS (FOUO 14/80) CONTENTS PAGE ASIA AUSTRALIA ( States To Consider Heroin for Terminal Cancer Patients - (Shaun McIlraith; TH~:' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, z Jan 80) 1 _ Victoria ~~overnment Questions, Studies Odyssey Funding (THE AGE, lh, 17 Jan 80) 2 Payments to Founder MP Has Second Thoughts New South Wales Antidrug ?rogram Found Inadequate . _ (Editorial; THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 14 Jan 80)..... 4 Commission Into Drugs Submits Final Report to Canberra (John Dux; THE AUSTRALIAN, 16 Jar. 80) 6 More Autonomy Planned for Queensland Drug Dependency Service (THI: COURIER-MAIL, 17 Jan 80) 8 }lelbourne Police Campaign in St Kilda Unsuccessful (Lindsay Murdoch; TfiE AGE, 18 Jan 80) 9 Federal Police Chief Says Narcotics Bureau 'Maligned' (THE AGE, 23 Jan 80) 11 Briefs Herion by Mail 12 Heroin Importer Jailed 12 More Heroin Offenders 13 ' Former Addict Jailed 13 Brisbane Drug Dealers 13 - a - [III ~ WW - 13$ FOUO] FOR OFFICIAL U5E ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL iJSE ONLY CONTENTS (Continued) Page Marihuana Grower Charged 13 Queensland Marihuana Plantation 14 Drugs, Marihuana P~ants Stolen 14 Commission Completes Drug Inquir}~ 14 HONG KONG Long-Wanted Inter.national TraffickE~r Arrested (SOUTEI CHINA MORNING POST, 22 Feb 80) 15 Drug Smugglers Change Tactics at Kai Tak Airport (Tommy Lewis; SOUTH CHINA MORNIN~ PO~T, 3 Mar 80).... 16 Briefs Arug Seizure Statistics 1~ Heroin Base Seizure 1~ Raw Opium Haul 1~ Regional Drug Conference lg THAIL6,ND ` Sinclair Trial Continues, Sydney Detective Testifies (THE COURIER-MAIL, 31 Jan 80) 19 Opium Smugglers Arrested in Hat Yai (DAO SIAM, 10 Feb 80), 20 Marihuana Shipment Seized in Udorn Thani (DAO SIAM, 27 Jan 80) 21 EAST EUROPE HUNGARY Briefs Egyptian Heroin Smuggler Apprehe~nded ' 23 LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA Brief s Cocaine Factories 24 - b - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY , APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONi.Y CONTENTS (Continued) pag~ _ COLOMBIA Inspectors Claim Innocence in Coca;~ne Theft (Jairo Ortiz C.; EL ESPECTADOR, 4 Feb 80)............ 25 Marihuana, Weapons Seizad in Sar~ta Marta . (Gustavo Vasquez; EL TIEMPO, 30 Jan 80) 27 Brie~s Marihuana Plantation Found 29 . Hallucinogenic Pills Seized 29 ~ Cocaine Seized Near Barrancaberme~a 29 ECUADOR Interpol Arrests International Trafficking Gang (EL TIEMPO, 20 Jan 80) 30 Trafficking Gang Arrested in Guayaquil (EL tJNIVERSO, 22 Jan 8(:) 32 , MEXICO � Briefs Cocaine Smuggler Caught 33 Traffickers in Plane Crash 33 VENEZUELA Cocaine, Guns Confiscated; 1~ao Arrested (F'rancisco Gomez; ULTIMAS NOTICIAS, 23 Jan 80)....... 34 Mandrax Pills Seized, ~tao Colombians Arrested (ULTIMAS NOTICIAS, 20 Jan 80) 35 Brief s ~ ~ Mandrax Traffickers Arrested 37 tJ~ST EUROPE . BELGIUM Briefs Zairian Arrested on Drugs Charge 38 - c - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY CONTENTS (Continued) Page rnANCE Enforcemer.t Officials, Researchers niscuss Soft-Drug Use (Jean-Francis He?d, Andre Bercoff; I,'BXPRFsSS, 2-8 Feb 80) 39 , ~tao Viewpoints Concerning Drug Use Presented (LE MONDE, 2 Feb 8~) 44 Dangerous or. Not Hashish Hazard:; Seen Exaggerated, by Claude Olievenstein Inaction on Dsrugs Condemned, by Pierre Zarka ~ Drug Education Tracts Cit:ed, Effects Discussed ZLE MONDE, 24 Jan 80) 49 Briefs ~Iorphi~ze-Base Seized 54 Iranian Heroin Influx 54 SWITZERLAND Sentences of Heroin Smugglers UphElld on Appeal - (NEUE ZUERCHER ZEITUN~, 29 Feb 80) 55 TURKEY � Briefs Heroin Seized 58 - d - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ~ AUSTRALIA STAT`ES TO CONSIDER HEROIN FOR TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS S,ydney THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD in English 3 Jan 80 p 4~ [Report by Shaun McIlraith, Medical Correspondent] _ [Text] State Health Ministers are expected to consider this year a recommend- ation that the ban on heroir~ be lifted so that it can be used to relieve pain in terminal cancer patients. - T'he recommend'ation for its "We can see bolh sides of the usa under strict hospital conVol argument," Dr McEwin said. comes from the country's top "There is quitc a strong differ- medical advisory body, the ence of opinion among medical National Health and Medical people. Reseazch Council. "Some people believe newer To keep close check on drugs are just us effective. atocks and ensure none was Some older doctors with ex- diverted to illegal use, hospital pericncc of heroin bcfore it was pharmacists would be expected banned believe no othor drug is to dispense no more than one as effecNve in aecuring relief day'a supply at a time for each from pain," said Dr McEwin. patient. The State Health Ministers The council believes heroin are expected to discuss the should be used oniy for patients NHRMC recommendat~on at who cannot obtaia pain relief their May meeting. from other dr~gs. One of the council's reasons The move ~'ill require We ap- for recommending heroin is ~.proval oF 'Che State Government that, in its view, it is less nau- bocauee the cirug ia toEalty pro- seating to some cancer patients - ` hibited. than other drugs. . It has also decided there is Australia 1s, siso oae of many no need to hold a clinical trial aations which have w;ned an before approving its use for ae- interflarional canvention aBreeing lected cancer patients. to outlaw the manufaetura of In so doing it has relied on a , heroin in their countriea. report by the British Twycross � But wpplies can ba obtained committap confirming the place fcom a heroin-producing of heroin in the control of country by aubmitting estimates cancer pain. of legal requirements to the However, the director, of the Tnternadonal Narcotics Gontroi NSW State Cancer Cuuncil, Dr Board. Gordon Sarfaty, snid yesterda The NSW Health Commis- that the Twycross committee sion has not yet made a recom- had considered only orally mendation to its Ministers, Mr administered heroin in the so- Stewart, on ~hether NSW called Brompton mixture which should free heroin for use by also contained cocaine, alcohol some terminal cancer patients. and an anti-emetic. The chairmxn, Dr Roderick T'he committee had found no McEwin, said yesterday that difference in the efficacy of the the commission regarded it as Brompton mixutre and mor- "a vety difficult, delicate deci- phine given orally, Dr Sarfaty sion:' said. cso: 5300 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 AUSTRALIA ~ VICTORIA GOVERNMENT QUESTIONS, STUDIES ODYSSEY FUNDING Payments to Founder Melbourne THE AGE in English 16 Jan 80 p 3 [Text] The founder of Odyssey House in America, Dr. Judianne Den- ~en-Gerber will get $24,000 a year fcom the James l:~cGratb Foundation, controller of the Odvssey House project in Aus- tralia. In published accoun2s of the foundatlon in New South Wales for the year ended June 30,1979, ndyssey House in America was paid $37,082 in affiliaUon service lees: ~ The executive afficer Por' Nhe foundation and ex~cutive vica- president of Odyssey House in New South Wales, Nir. Milton Lugar, said yesterday 512.000 of this was a consulta~ion fee for Dr. Densen-Gerber. Mr. Luger said Dr. Dettsen- Gerber visited Australia twice a year to supervise the progress of Odyssey, rev~ew case Aistories, attend fund-raisin~ functions and lecc,~re staft. The chairman ot the foundatior In Victoria, Mr. Peter Thomson, . said Odyssey House in Melbournp would pay Dr. Densen-Gerber $12,000 for her psyehiatric ser- vices. In a pztition to the Victorian Government the foundation esti� mated that up to $30,000 arould be paid �to Odyssey House in Am- erica, includina Dr: Densen� Gerber's fee. Tl!e Melbourne Odyssey House ~l~t i~ expected Co st~nt ogera- ting later this year. The Stabe Government ~as agreed to fiind �the ptoject on a rhree-to-one b~sis. 2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 Dr. Densen-Gerber founded Odysaey Houae, a drvd rehabili- ~ tation Drojeot, in Amer[ca in 19fi6. 't'hero ue 1~ o~ntra ln fiv~ i1S Statee. . Mr. Luger ee~A t1~e fee tor Dr. bensen-Gcrber and the mone~ spent oa~, bringicrg experts to Aus- tnaiia, was "a drop . in tne buc'k~t" compared to the expen- diture of $607,723 to run �the NSW Odyssey programme ]ast year. _ . ~ Mr. Luger said there wer~ 132 residents in t~he foundation's Campbelitown premises. He said ~the NSW Odyssey Houed was Gosting about $67;000 a i~na+th to n~n: and was losing 527~000 a month. . This. weelc membera ot the fointdatian ~net the NSW Premier, Mr. Wraa, to discuss an inrraase in ftinditrg frotn the N5W Drug arnd` Aloohol A~ority: MP H~.s Second Thoughts h~~:lf~oiir�nrr 'l'HC; Af;E~, in ~n~r].ish 17 Jan 80 p~ ~'I'~~xt. ~ A Liberal MP who called criticisms of ~ Udyssey had ceschini said: "Is it more On the Government at the been overstated". than coincidence that Mr. ' weekend to dro ~ts su Mr. WiUiams said: Williams has relracted p P' "Odyssey shoyld be given statementg he made two poct for Odyssey House a twayear triai period in days previousty, immedi- has agreed that the pro- Victoria." ately after being invited to ject should be given a 'T~ A8~' ~e 8?~%~ Mr. Thomson's o~lce? cwo-year trial.' support to the OdyssPy "Was pressure brou~Nt to The member for poncas= appe~� bear on 4VIr. Wiiliams to so ~er, Mr. Wiiliams, met Mr. On Sunday, Mr. WilUams radically change his point Peter Thomson, chairman said he wanted the Govern- of view? of the dames N[cGrath ment to inquire into aliega- "Until the ~precise terms Foundation in Victoria, tions made ap,ainaL the of the agreement between which will run pdygsey Odyssey JoBdtubd L? the James McGrath Founda- House in Melbourne. ~1e~i~� tion and Odyssey House In- Mr. William9 said Tt?e Lowea F:enty and stitute oP New York are terday he raised several Templestowe residenta' made. pubilc'.thet+e questions about Odyssey BrouP which oppooes t1~e lingering doubts as #o the organisation and finance in establishment of an Odys. pe+~p~y~y op ~~~ng Kew South Wales and in seY House drug t+ehabillta� Government�supplled funds che United States. tion centre in Low~er plenty oversede to a body which He said he was happier Yesterday criticised Mr. is under investigation in the than he liad been and ~~A ~Iliams s action. ' United States ?or misure op number of apparently harsh Chairman Mr. Ja~u1 Frttn- (~~r~~~ ~ cso; 5300 3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH ',~ALES ANTIDRUG PROGRAM FOUND INADEQUATE Sydney `I'f~ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD in English 14 Jan 80 p 6 [Editorial: "Drugs--and Money"] [Text] IT I3 becoming clear that the funds ava.ilable to the NSW Drug and Alcohol Authority are inadequate. One view is that they are ludicrously small when compared with the scale - of probiems to be faced. Certainly some drug addiction agencies are calling far more money, but in - present circumstances they do not - seem likely to get it from the ~ta.te Government - at least for some time. The authority has a$2.7 milli~n .budget for the present f nancial year, but has to spread this sum so as to cover 54 NSW organisations dealing with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, drng education and research. Clearly, when it prepares its 1980 Budget, the. Government will have to rethink its whole'approach. 'That will be an unsnviable task, as even the most cursory study of the recent report of the NSW Royai Commission into. Drug Trafficking will demonstrat~. Mr Ji.~stice Wood- ward found the subject of dr�ug _ diversion programs "bristling with d:~fficulties." He thought that a pro- gram capable of suiting even a majority of those committed to it rnight be incapable of achievement' . and resuit in considerable waste of money, manpower and time. Ne~ v~rtheless, he did not recommend that tFie present drug diversion scheme, 4 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02108: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 administered--py the Health Com- mission of NSW, should be ab- andoned. Rather, he thought it should be restructure~ in the light of 1�ssons learned from a pilot sGheme soon to come into operation. Mr J~;stice Woodward's report con- tained a number of severe . and ~ disturbing strictures about the present program of drug diversion, as ad- ministered by drug referral centres. In ' his view, it could not be expected to have any significant effect on the cause of drug addiction in this State. ~ He concluded that the scheme was ~ inadequate in conception and op- eration. In his view, the program has always lacked a sufficiently de~ned set of guidelines and objectives; the eight-week ireatment perio is "far too short;" in some pr s the provision of care and therapy ~s "at a very low ]evel;' the attendance of people diverted to the programs is _ "quite unsatisfactory;" and the pro- grams are incapable of audit. These are only a few of the critieisms expressed in the report. plainly, m~ny of the problems are administrative. It is obvious that the Government has already recognised this and begun to take remedial - measures. It is a pity that the need for this was not properly understood early in 19T`l, when the drug diversioq scheme began. Nor, perhaps, was the extent of the problem that had to be faced. On the basis of experience, both here and in other countries, it should now be possible to do better, both in the continued .financing of existing treatment facilities and in - expanding those facilities to meet the obvious demand. ~ i cso: 5300 5 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 AUSTRALIA COMMISSION INTO DRUGS SUBMITS FINAL REPORT TO CANBERRA _ Canberra TI~ AUSTRALIAN in English 16 Jan 80 p 3 [R eport by John Dux] _ Text T1I1~: lederal~ RoYaI l~andling of tlic report, par- ~ ~ ticularly in relation to C'ommi5sion inlo Urugs has tablingitinparliament. urgeci tlie (~overnment to He said the report dealt give national ]aw enforre- comprehensivcly ~vith the menl agencies a gt'C~ileC ~rug problem in Australia. role in the fi ht a ainst the "The states will be kept g g' well informed of thc Com- illeg~l n~rcotlcs trade. monwealth's intentions, with 7t, i:; Ucliecccl the commis- a ~~iew to achieving a co- sioii recommended the set- ordinat,ed apporoach;' he tin up o[ a, national crime said. F' ~Tl~e Government will ~ive inl~lli~;aicc c~ntrc to mon- lirQ~nG considcratian to Lhe itor dru~; tr;~tJickiag and subs~antivc r~commcnda- dru~;-rclatcd crim~. tions in thc report. This will Copics of tl~e tinal report of invol~�c consultation with Lhe thc commission. headed by States and the Northern ~ Mr Just,ice Williams of the Terri6or,y. Qucci~sland Supreme Court, ^Last :November the Gov- ~eerc presented yesterday to ernment acted on the prin- the Federal Government. cipal recommer,dations in Mr Justice Williams visited the interim report by the the Go~�ernor-General: Sir roYal canmission, which _ Zelraan Cowen, at Admiralty related to the disbanding of Housc in Sydney to officialiy the ""Federal NarcotiCs = l~and ovcr tiie report. Bureau and the transfer of Copies ~vere then circulated its functions to the Austra- to thc Prime Minister, Mr ~ian Federal Police, with the Frascr, i,he Minister for Bureau of Customs continu- Business and Consumer At- ing Lo exercise its preventa-� Sairs, Mr Garland, the Minis- tive role at the customs tcr lor Admiiiistrative Servi- barrier." cc. Mr McLea~. a,nd the At� It is expected an inter- torne~~-Gciieral, Senator departmental committee Durack. will be set up to study the PROBLEM mammoth report. After analysis, reCOm- ThF report. of iour voIumes mendations based on the totailing more tl~an 1500 report will be submitted to paRes and containing a c�on- Cabinet, but public release is iidential annex, makes 246 not expected before Parlia- ircommendations. ment sits next month. Mr Fraser said last night It is believed the report the Gocernment ~eould give also: ur~ent consideration to the 6 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02108: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 ELABORATES on criticism ot the Federal Narcotics Bureau whir,h was contained in thc interim report. . RECO~I~IML�'NDS m~re co- operation between Common- wealth and State drug law enforcement bodies. URC~ES greater ]ialson witli ioreign narcotics agencies. - Canberra is expected to be nominated as the site for the - ' national crime ir.telligence centre. The centre would 2iaise with all State dr~,tg squads and undercover agents in a national drive to eliminate the illegal trade. Federal ]aw enforcement authorities have been push- ing for increased co-opera- - tion with the States, and senior officials are believed to have met yufetty ~vith ~ State drug enforcers over the past few months to formulate a joint effort. The new Australian Fed- eral Police, under Sir Colin Woods, is believed to have already made plans for a ~nore active role in an Aust- ralia-wide clamp-down on drugs. The Williams commission is continuing its investigation into allegations in Queens-� land that politicians and police have been involved in , illegal drug dealings. in last November's interim report, Mr Justice Witliams attacked the operations uf Lhe forrner Narcotics Bureau, saying it "is not a ]iighly efficient organisa- � tion". He recommended that it be disbanded and its role taken over by the Australian Fed- erai, Police. This was later done. . cso: 5300 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 AUSTRALIA - MOF?E AUTONOMY PLANNED FOR QUEENSLAND DRUG 11EEPENDENCY SERVICE Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 17 Jan 80 p 3 [Text] The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Service will have more autonomy, but will l~e supervised by the State Health Minister, Sir William Knox. This follows an investigation into the service, prompted by last yeax's re- si~nation of the director, Dr Alan Freed. The service will be d.esignated as a separate Health Depaxtment branch. Sir William released a statement yesterday on plans for the service, which wer.e ~.pproved by State Cabinet this week. He esid !t had been R o y e 1 Australlan and Biven nutonomy in devel- Department offic~aL. agreed ln prlnoiple thst a New ~ Zealana Co}lege of opinp and executing the consultsttve committee Psychkitrlsts and the g~~s and obJectives. H~ ~omplained that be formed to provlde in- Public Hospital Adminis- rthe aexVice~,a., dlrect,~rate irnmstion and, adv(ce to tratlon. .w a e:,~bEi~ "by-passed, Sir Willlam callerl. for ~ achieve the goat~ .of pre_ the investigation into the con~,~ wen being veqtion snd tnatment. ~tr Willtsm eald he�be- drawn~tOp Health De- 8ir Wflliafi w(11 ap_ 11e�ed the aervice wonlQ organisation, lriana~e- p$rtmekit,ofiicials on in- plny s.vltal ralS in tsck- mer~t and operation of corr8ct~~information, and p o i n t the comttiittee Iing slcobol snd drug de- the Alcohol~ and Drug gome atatY felt~ they, were members and detern~ine pendence. under attack~ irom se~ ita.rolea and functfons.' Dependency Service, fol- ,~or public aervants. He slso must apptbve It would be concerned lowing Dr Freed resigna- the servlce's programs, with prevention as well t~on ~ast October. . ~ ' He'said bydgeL restrio- es treatment. ~ tiona had .sifect~ed the Members Reasons , �r tbe s~a~m O t h e r recommenda- Detmclt~ttae' and Treat- Dr Freed, who lster tions approved by . Capi- ment ('rent~ in Roma aithdrew his resigr~ation, net include agreement Dr Freed cited, aa rea- _:$treek t'h a t at least three ~ns for resigning, the Dr Freed ]ater with- witl chair the sev~n- primery roles of the ser- A~blem oi "eeriring two d r e w his resi m e m b e r consultative masters" -.aa a profes- y g Bn$tion, conimittee, vice would be in the fleld sa in he waa satisfied ot reaources, treatment sionai catering to the that the investigation One .member wil! be and prevention. needs of patients and prould be thorough. appotnted from each of thei~ familiea, and as a Dr Freed was im~ited to the Police Department.._ Sir Wiiliam satd that Public servant. Queenalat~d in 19713 fol- voluntary organisations, once he had approved He snid he had diffi- laWing his sucress in the business communlty, the programs, the ser- culties havin his views tre~ting drug ac,dicts at the Queenaland Univer- g Newcastle-upon-Tyne in sitv medicine faculty, the vice's direr,tor wouid be heard bp senior Health ~gland. - cso: 5300 s APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 AUS TRALIA MELBOUFiNE POLICE CAMPAIGN IN ST KILDA UNSUCCESSFUL Melbourne THE AGE in English 18 Jan 80 p 9 [Article by Chief Police Reporter Lindsay Murd.och: "St. Kilda's Streets of Deaths"] [Excerpt] Last May, police began a week-long operation to try to "clean up" St. Kilda, a city with a floating population of 55,000 to 65,000. It didn't - work. The operation, code named Zeta, scattered habitual offenders, but they re- t:urned soon afterwards. Police say there are now six major heroin dealers operai,in~; in the street. And. 30 to 4~0 addicts sell poor quality heroin to I~e able to buy for themselves. Prostitutes who are not drug addicts have been forced from the area, which has beeri given the rather purpl~ tag of "Devil's 'I`riangle" by police--the area bounded by Fitzroy, Acland and Barkly streets. "Prostitutes of old would riow be too scared to stand on a corner in St. Kilda," Senior Sergeant Bert ' Caudion said yesterday. "~~r Years a6o th.e pros work- satisfted clients on a dirty mat- ~ ing the sfreets were aged 25 to tress on the ,floor of a vacaat some ot them housewives house, or in the ~back of a, car. eerning extra money whiie the "All they want is money to get ~usband was at work," he satd. another hit of heroin." i �'Phey were decent ppople. You Fitzroy Street shop owners, could talk .to ti~em, Tod~y, ~tve taxi drivers who work in the prostftutes are aged 17 xo 25; area and police agree drug dea1. their lives are one drug ilx to an- ~ng, prostitution and crime is ot~er." worsening in Che 870 hectares of Sergeant Gaudion, oRicer-in- ~ St. Kilda police district. charge of S~ Kilda police, said ~~tes of .the amount ot most of the 500 prostitutes known d~BR sold vary, but some polke to operate in the St. Kilda area say up to $500,000 worth ot spend the;r I.ives in a dru e~ heroin is passed in a weelc: Police daze. "Most pay out about ~400 admit their efforts are doing a day on heroin," he said, ]ictle. "Several years ago the g9r1~s "We arrest an addict for pbs- working the streets rented cleaq session; he or she may appear in rooms to take their clients." Now court, be ~bailec! and back out in the prostitutes were addicts who I the street the, same day,~~ ~r� geant Gaudion said. 9 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 "We alwnys get the addicts Police s1y thry h~vP found her� the ones bein}; used by ~he sm~irt oin mixrd wilh arsrnir, r~�rn~~ni dealerti tr~ handle Ihc dru~~r. The du,l ur .r�u~,ar. Ibiusl "hcruin" iti smarties d~, nut iriurh Ihe ilru~;�;, only ahnut six pcr ci~nl pw�~~. One so it is harder to catch them." Y~~ung woman went blind after in- jecting what she thought was her- 5enior police believe some of oin. Victoria's "very influential" Police say it is not uncommon citizens are involved in hard for addicts to inject heroin drugs. through the eyeball .to� try ho get In St. Kilda, the addicts and enhanced pleasure. pushers have a bag of tricks to 'fhe drug dealers have a sub- use against the ~police. A regular scription system, pooling money Lrick in Fitzroy Street is for an to send a courier abroad for addict to approach a~patrolling drugs. policeman and tell him about a The St, Kilda ccime w~ye has drug deal. had an effect on the city's resi-, The addicts know that if a deal- denfs. "A lot of respectable people er is caught in the act, the police these days want to live closer to will be busy questioning and the city," Sergeant Gaudion said. charging the offender for at least "They are buying older-style an hour. By informing on some� houses in the area and renovat- one else, they are free to deal ing them. But the area doesn't themselves. c,fiange, and they start complain- , St. Kilda police say the typical ing about the environment." road to death by addiction is: One Acla.nd Street house owner wa~ recently approached in the a ynung teenager snifts glue [hen street hy two prostitutes who of- graduates to "poppinR pills" bar- fered to take him back to a house biturates and amphetamines at $2 nearby. it turned out to be his a ~im~�; aller th~i~, m,irijuana, [Men uwn; they had bcoken in and set hcruin Cor ~4(I a r.apsule. up business. Life can be like that in the trl� an~le. ~t:::: ;:.y_;~;: ;i~~"..:%:a�;�~, `�~';x;::yl~i~;. .~.'`y'sik'F'~ '�);I :jp'^�';',~ :t'~J,'i: ~ ~.ri~';i~ cso: ,5300 1G APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ausT~LZa F'EDE:~AL POLICE CHIEF SAYS NARCOTICS BUREAU 'MALIGIJED' Metbourne THE AGE in English 23 Jan 80 p 5 [Report from Kerry Wakefield] [Tex.t] Canberra.--~he Federal Police Chief, Sir Colin Woods, yesterday upheld the reputation of the now-defunct Federal Naxcotics Bureau, claiming it had been "gravely maligned" by charges of corruption. And he backed up his faith by revealing that the newly formed Federal police had reemployed three-quarters of the Narcotics Bureau--about 150 men. Claims of wholesale corruption amongst bureau's ageiits jus~L caere not true, Nir. Colin said. "'I'hc:y di.dn't, desez�ve ii,. Lots of' injustice has L~een done to� them," he sai.d. A storm of controversy broke around the bureau last year when the murder of a New Zealand couple was linked to claims that a Naxcotics Bureau agent was selling information to an international drug ring. _ The Federal Government order'ed cal new drugs strategy aimed~ at a police investigation~ -~till n~t curbing the estimated $I00 million complete - and the head of t,~e annual heroin trade, said yesterday bureau, Mr. Harvey Bates, resigned, that people had been brau~ht, to After further stinging eriticism just~cP over Yhe comrption.char~es. was levelled at the bureau by the Two Narcotics Bureau officers Williams Report into drags, it nuas were ct~arged late last year with disbanded and ita d'tlties ~anded conspiring to disclose drug in'forma- bver te tlze Feder~l poHce, tion. ~ A~Iced lrow tie ki~evv 1~at !!~e Some of the burcau agents~ wece btaeau was hon~;st, Sir,C~ilin.~ worried that they would be demoted that he ~~ad '10'eed his� oam to clerks and cleaners in the new to flnd ou~ Federal police, accorcHng to gir Sir Colin, in an ltifiei+vigq~ q~ Colin. 'The Age' yesterday, siso ~isclosed But the intelligence skills ef the that ~,e was hoping to extend l~is aRents wovid be deveioped in line three-,year appointment aa head of with his desire to have what he the Federal police. ~~is a"th9n" police torce. The former head oi the Narcotics W~11e he implied yesterday that ~ureav, Mr. Bates, is believed to be this could mean cuta in numbers in in line for an internataonal s~me sections, he explain~ed that he posting. wantpd to strearnline and tighten hia S~ir Co1in, who is ptanning a radi- new dru~ scpuacL cso: 5300 ~ ~1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 AUSTRAL7A , , ~ ~ . ; , , BRIEFS ~ : ;.~~'i ' ` 'S .r HEROIN BY MAIL--A Queens's Counsel alleged in court ye, erday that~'t~~ere was a conspiracy to import heroin to Australia by ma,il from ~l~ta:~ The'~fie~'b~l'~Y was sent in envelopes in 10-gram lots, NLr Chester Porter, QC, t~dltl' St James~ Court n of Petty Sessions. Mr Porter alleged that the sender of the heroin was a man named Bernard Moore. Moore posted envelopes containing the heroin to genuine a.dc~resses in Australia. The names of the addressees were fictitious. Someone at the address, on receipt of a letter~ would maxk it "Not known at this ad- dress" if people were hot on the trail. If not, the envelopes could be passed on to the principal conspirators, Desmond Alfred Michael Bennion and Kenneth Graham Harrison, who could sell it to addicts in Australia. The seven people in court yesterday were chaxged with conspiring to import heroin into Australia between June 30, 1978, and SeptEmber 24, 1979. They axe: Cassandra Patricia Van Kyke, of Waikanda Crescent, Whalan; Kenneth Graham Harrison, of Waikanda Cresecent~ Whalan; Barry John Bennion, ~7, of Sackville Street, Ingleburn; WiI- _ ma May Tyson, w4~, of Evans Way, Minto; Lynette Pamela Bennion, 30, of Sackville Street, Ingleburn; Kerrie Ann Sue Eckford, of Hughes Street, Cabrama.tta; and Terrence John Phillip Williams, 24, of Linga.yen Avenue, Lethbridge Paxk. Des- mond Alfred Michael Bennion, of Wilton Road, Doonside who was to have appeared in Count yesterday, did not answer bail. [Excerpts] [Sydney THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD in English 15 Jan 80 p 2] HEROIN IMPORTER JAILED--A fi~herman who had a change of heaxt while on a drug errand to Malaysia was gaoled for four yeaxs and fined $3000 in the 5upreme Court yesterday. The court was told that Maxk Henry Abbott (25~~ of Sackville Terrace, Scaxborough, was offered $20,000 in September 19?8 to bring a quantity of heroin into Australia. He set out from Perth for Penang and returned to Australia. Nearly a year later when interviewed by a narcot3cs agent Abbott said when he had returned to Australia he had told the friend who had offered him the money that he had been unable to do the job. Two drug chaxges against Abbott were dismissed but he was sentenced on a charge of having attempted to import a traffickable amount. He must serve a ininimum 18 months. [Excerpt] [Perth THE WEST AUSTRALI'AN in English 12 Jan 80 p 20] 12 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 i~IORE HEROIN OFF'ENl1ERS--A South Australian Supreme Court judge yesterday de- scribed drugs bosses as cowards who hid behind their pushers and p~ofited with- - out being caught. Mr Justice White made his comments when sentencing two rnen after both were found guilty of dealing in heroin. He said they had traded in heroin with an estimated street value of $16,000. Mr Justice White sen- tenced Grantly Hooper, 27, laborer, of Adelaide to five years jail and Gilbert Carey, 23, a,lso of Adelaide, to three yeaxs for dealing in Yieroin on March 14 last year. Caxey pleaded not guilty and. Hooper pleaded guilty. Mr Justice - White said neither man was high in the heroin dealing hierarchy. It was the cowards who hid behind and manipulated addicts who made the big pr.ofits and were rarely caught. [Excerpt] [Canberra TEiE WE.'FILEND AUSTRALIAN in English 12-13 Jan 80 p 5] FORMER ADDICT JAILED--A former heroin addict, ?2, who pleaded guilty in�the _ Crimina,l Court yesterday to having possessed heroin for sale, was jailed f'or , seven years. Mr Justice Andres jailed Brian Beale, an unemployed laborer, of Farrax Street, Acacia Ridge and told him: "Addicta or not, heroin sellers will be dealth with severely in this state." Mr Justice Andrews said Beale had been a systematic trafficker in drugs. Beale pleaded guilty to having sold 4.Z1-8 grams of heroin on December 29, 1978; to having possessed $4?0 ha,d by way of the commission of an offence; and. to having possessed a quantity of heroin for sale; both on January 3 last year. Mr Justice Andrews jailed Beale for four years on the first charge, for nine months on the second and. for seven yeaxs on the third chaxge. He jailed Beale for six months on a canna,bis cha,rge; all terms to be recurrent. [Excerpt] [Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 8 Jan80p8] BRISBANE DRUG L~ALERS--A man, 33, who a Christma.s cake containing canna,- bis offered a slice to a policema.n, it was alleged in the Ma,gistrate's Court yesterday. Before the court were Peter George Mimis, 33, unemployed, and Alexa,nder Ashley McMeekin, 23, unemployed salesman, both of Archibald Street, Fairfield. They jointly faced eight chaxges relating to possession, sale and supply of cannabis and LSD. The prosecutor, Sen.-Sgt E. M. Murdoch, said it would be alleged that the two men were paxtners in selling drugs in Brisbane. He said 175 plastic bags of maxihua,na,, 16 foils of hashish and 45 "trips" of LSD had been seized by police. It would be alleged that the defendants sold various quantities of the drugs to police officers between December 11 and December 27. [Excerpts] ~Brisba,ne THE COURIER-MAIL in English 1 Jan 80 P 18~ MARIHUANA GROWER CHARGED--Southport.--A man was chaxged in Southport Ma,gi- strates Court yesterday with growing iJ50 maxihua,na plants on a cleared block of land at Natural Arch in the Gold Coast hin.erland. Eugene Marek, 56, unem- ployed of Natrua,l Arch, was also chaxged with having an unlicensed concealable fireaxm, Police alleged the plants were watered by a network of irrigation hoses and had a street value of tens of thousands of dollaxs. [Excerpts] [Brisbane TF~ COURIER-MAII, in English 22 Jan 80 p 3] 13 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 - QUEENSLAND MARIHUANA PLANTATION--More than 20,000 maxihua,na plants with an estimated street value of several million dollaxs were found growing on a hec- tare of land neax Ravenshoe in north Queensland, it was alleged in the Ma,gis- trate's Court yesterday. The polic~ prosecutor, Sergeant R. Fennell, told the court he opposed the grainting of bail to William Jasepth Middleton, 26, unem- ployed stell fixer, of Moggill Road, The Gap. Middleton is chaxged with culti- . vated cannabis at Sluice Creek, neax Ra.venshoe, between Januaxy 1 and December ~9. He faced additional chaxges yesterday with his brother, Thomas Owen Mid- dleton, 19, unemployed steel fixer, of the same address. Both are chaxged with _ possession of cannabis last Frida,y for a purpose specified under the Health Act. LExcerpts] [Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 1 Jan $0 p 2] DRUGS, MARIHUANA PLANTS STOLEN--Sydney: A ma,n carrying a knife escaped with money and drugs after holding up a chemist shop in Randwick, in Sydney eastern suburbs, yesterday. The hold-up occurred on the corner of Frenchman's and St Maxk's Roads, Randwick, at 10.30 am. The man escaped with about $900 and a qua.ntity of the drug mandrax. [Text] [Perth THE WEST AUSTRAI,IAN in English 7 Jan 80 p~] Canberra.--Backyaird maxijua,na, crops in Ca.nberra axe being up- rooted, but it is not the palice who are responsible. Thieves axe reported to have stolen several crops--just reaching maturity now--from the garden plots and window-sills of the na,tiona,l capita,l. The culprits are pruning plants, and in some cases up~ooting them whole for resale. [Excerpta] [Melbourne THE AGE in English 12 Jan 80 p 3] COMMISSION COMPLETES DRUG INQUIRY--The federal government says it has accepted in principle the major reco~nendations of the ,just-released Australian Royal C~mmission of inquiry into drugs. Preaenting the 1,700- page reoort to Parliament, the federal health minister, Mr Mackellar, said the goverzunent had accepted the inquiry's recommendation that Australia should adopt a comprehensive national strategy against drugs, [Excerpt] [OW191411 Melbourne Overseas Service in English 0710 GMT 19 Mar 80 OW] CSO: 5300 - I 14 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 H(lAC K(1N(~ ~ LONG-WANTED INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKER ARRESTED Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORIJING POST in English 22 Feb 80 p 16 /Text/ � A~a ~nternational drug Two Hongkong rasidents, tnff'~ckar who 6as ban on Hui Ying-hung and Tang the wantod list t6roug6out Wai-hang, were eac6 sen- - Asie for several yean was tenoed to 15 years iroprison- arrated by customs off'~oera ment by the High Court in in a Shemahuipo atreet last. Taiwan in connection with nig6t. _ the seizure. � He waa a11eB~Y Last night's arrests fol- in a drugs tntuacdoa w6en I lowed month-long inquiriea he wae cau~ht with iwo other by a s team of cuowou offi- men, eouroea wid. cers, headed by Senior In- A tin seized by the offiaen' epector K. L. Mak. was found to oonuin 6olf a They believe that the seiz- pound of No 4 heroin, a rare ed heroin, worth 5600,000 on commodity in Hongkon~. the retail market, wea to be , Cwtom officen later raid- blended into No 3 heroin for ed thra flats in Yaumati, sale locally. - Shartuhuipo an~ Tsinuhats~i T6e arratod men, aged and seizad cheaticab uaed for betwan 43 and 48, were blending :~eroin and a qutnti- early this morning being ty of appamtus usually as- quest~oncd at customs head- soeiated with the manufao- quartera. ture and weighing of drn~c. - Customa of6cers beliwe thst at least one of the men arre,~ted ia connectod with the S3 million seizure of No 4 hemin in Taiwan last Novem- ber. = rso: 5320 15 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 HOKG KONt.~ DRUG SMUGGLERS CF.AIGGE TACTl CS AT kAI TAK. AIRYURT Ncm~; K.on~ SOU1'H CEIJ:NA MOKNING F(1ST in Er:~;lisY, 3 Mar 80 p 12 /Report by Tomir~y Lec,is in the column "Monday Focus"/ /Text/ Drug couriers have pound of heroin concealed in "We have no discrimina- apparently changed their her vagina and in a sanitary tion. Our aim is to prevent tactics in a bid to get nar- napkin she was wearing. drugs from being smuggled cotics past authorities at Custom's Investigatiohs into Hon$kong." Kai Tak. Division head Superintendent He said officers at the sir- Tong Kang-sing said the port conducted each month They seem to have aban- trend to smuggling drugs by about 4,500 body-searches of doned the use .of false-bot- internal concealmcnt is gain- overseas travellers, particu- tomed suitcases and various ing strength, especially in Eu- larly thosc from drug suspect- other methods already known ~o~, ed ports. to customs officers. He . said drug-fighters There are more than 70 Urug Investigation Unit throughout the world are con- incoming flights� daily and of~cers at the airport recently cerned with the mathod as it dbout I 0,000 passengers arrested three people who, is impossible to body-search discmbarking here. aPter being searched and later so many travellers daily. "We cannot body-search examined at a hospital, were "These methods are r~ot all of them and if we did we Found to have hidden heroin new, they were used in the old would anger genuine travell- pn their bodies. days by gold smugglers. ers; ' Sen Supt Prisk said. The first case was djscov- ~gut it's new on the drugs He estimated that about ered carly this year and in- ~'ront and these are the first g.~ passengers arrived here volved a, man rcwrning from ~hree cases we've dealt with from suspected drug ports a trip in Bangkok. ~n Hongkong rcgarding and that about 25 per cent DI U officers searched his drugs," he said. would be body-searched. baggage and made a body search of him but found no The Customs head of the Mcunwhile intelligence si n of dru s the sus cted ~nvestigation Bureau, Senior sources say the Golden Trian- 8 8 y ~ Superintendent James Prisk, B~e area of Southeast Asia he was carrymg. said his offiars at the airport reaps about 400 tons of The man was then taken had made many drug sei- opium a year of which 100 to hospital where he was zures, since the joint customs tons are for home consump- examined by doctors who and police unit was set up in tion. found I h ounccs of heroin ~une. The remaining 300 tons bases wrapped in a condom He said that because of ~nake about 29 tons of heroin and concealed in his rectum. the couriers' apparent new - 20 tons for addicts in Asia, And earlier this month, a tactics, customs officers had seven for Europe and Canada man and woman were stop- ~n ordered to step up body- and two for . the United ped and body-searched on searches on all suspects. States. their arrival from Bangkok. The officers found half an "My ofCcers pick people was also learned that ouncc of heroin hidden be- for body-searches at random ~ausc of poor crops in the tween the man's legs. The irrespcctive of their race, na- triangle last year~ and a re- woman was found to have a tionality, and whether rich or sulting~ shortage of supplies, drug traffickers have been looking for new suppliers in Pakistan, 'Iran and Afganis- tan. CSO: 5320 ~ 16 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 r HONG KONG BRI.EFS DRt;G SE]ZURE STA1'ISTIGS--Police conducted 3,048 raids on illegal gambling establishments, vice dens and drug divans last month. A police spokesman said yesterday that these operations led to the arrest of 1,459 people who were subsequently taken to court on various charges. Speaking on the anti-drug front, the spokesman said 368 people were rounded up during 1,232 raids on premises and search operations conducted in the streets. Drug seizures included 8.33 kgs of opium, 971.5 grams of heroin, 25.8 grams of morphine and 23 grams of barbitone. /Excerpts/ /Hong Kong SDUTH CHINA MORIVING POST in English 26 Feb 80 p 7/ HEROIN BASE SEIZURE --Narcotics Bureau officers yesterday seized $5 million worth of heroin base following a dramatic car chase in Kowloon. The chase, involving two police cars and two poli.ce motorcycles, also resulted in a crash in which four detective constables received slight injuries. The collision occurred when the police target--a taxi--attempted to evade the pursuing cars on Cheong Wan Road flyover, Hunghom. A police car crashed into the taxi and the taxi driver and a Thai passenger were arrested. Police said the seized drugs--five lbs of heroin base--were found in the taxi. The base could be cut into 20 lbs of No 3 heroin, worth $250,000 per lb on the retail market. The drugs are believed to have been en route from a drug syndicate's store to one of its outlets. Narcotics Bureau officers were last night conducting a series of follow-up raids in Kowloon. Up to late last night, however, no further arrests had been made. Police are checking the background of the Thai man and his local connections. Officers said yesterday's operation was the result of a month-long inquiry into the distribution of heroin in Kowloon. LExcerpts/ 1Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORIJING POST in English 22 Feb 80 p 1/ RAW OPIUM HAUL--Customs officers have seized about 32 kilograms of raw opium during a routine search of a Panamanian freighter. The drugs could have fetched $2.45 million on the retail market if converted into prepared opium. Customs officers boarded the Khadijaan shortly after it had arrived from Karachi on Friday morning. Foll~wing a four-hour search, the officers _ found in an unlocked store three sacks of cotton waste. They opened the sacks and found 26 bags of raw opium inside. It was the bipzgest s~izure of drugs made by customs officers so far this ear. /Text? /Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORIVING POST in English 2 Mar 80 p 1~ 17 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 REGIONAL DRUG CO1VF'ERENCE--Five Hong Kong experts are attending ~ Pacific regional conference in Australia aimed at reducing drug and alcohol abuse. They are Mr K. L. Stumpf of the Hong Kong Christian Service, Mr James Ch'ien and Mrs Virginia Lo of the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abuse, Major Glen Gilen of the Salvation Army, Mr Ho Hing-keung of Caritas and Mr Raymond Ngan of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. - Mr Stumpf will leave today while the others are already in Canberra. He will present a paper on the role of preventive education in drug abuse control, while Mr Ch'ien will deliver two papers nn drug dependence and treatment methods. The conference, which opens next week, is the first of its kind among countries in the Pacific region, and aims at fostering the interchange of information and consultation. /Text/ /Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 29 Feb 80 p 9T CSO: 5320 18 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 THn Tr~ Nn SINCLAIR TRIAL CONTINUES, SYDNEY DETECTIVE TESTIFIES Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 31 Jan 80 p 6 _ [Text] BANGKOK (AAP-Reute~). - Poliee were told an Austrolian re~ident of Bengkok wa~ ~upplying heroin to aou~ien brin9ing Z3 kg of tl~e drug to Auff~alia ~~ery two month:, a Sydney datecti~?a told the C~iminal Court here yetterday. - ~t. Barry Dunn, of dealing were put uader thoritiea st airports nor the New 8auth Waled eurveillance in J~rlq, 1978. airlinea hnd been given c r i m i n a 1 inteUiRence So~e of theQSi, how- the names of thoee under undt, eaid polioe were told ever, had been able to auapidon. the au~pp}ier ~vae Willism make trips autside Aus- He d~d 81n- Charles 8inclair, 86, s t r s 1 i a withaut police ciair's couneel that only 8eas@tolc bar owner. knowledge. ' one of the two 8ydney ~He d~d not reveel the ~o Sqdney men under suepecte, $dwtn Williara ~~~~f~" aurveillance, Arthur 8 m i t h, had suggested ~O~' 6tanley Smith and hfa that Binolair, Hsyward Sf~oisir, formeriy of brother, Edwin W1111am and P'ellows were !n- ~ey, fa on triai with 8mith, had each made volved in druga. - ta~o other Australisns, Lao or three trlps to He ~1d s record ot.five Pau1 HSYW~d. ZA, a ru8- Thsiland in late 1978 interviewa he had with by ]eegue footballer, and wlthout police knowl- gmith wps aent to Bsng- Wsrna Fellowa, 27, a edge. kok sfter the thne men ~~~Z~ 8gt Dunn said that were arreatsd iti'Oatober, h a v i n g attem}~te8 ~ Aeither immigration au- 1978. ~nuggle 8.4 kg of heroin fe~om Thailand to Aus- tt~alia. - All i~sve pleaded not ~~tY� A Thsi taxi d~iver, K i t t 1 Unesp, cherged witl~ thetn, ltas also Pdeaded not guiltq. ' ~HsYward sn~ P'ellowt hsve pleeded gviltq to . ths leaser aharge oi ille- Ss1 poeaesalon oi the he- mtn. 5gt. Duan asid th$t eeveral people in M~stra- Us suapectcd ot d.ivg cso: 5300 19 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 THA~LAND OPIUM SMUGGLERS ARRESTED IN HAT YAI Bangkok DAO SIAM in Thai 10 Feb 80 pp 1, 16 [Article: "Opium Smuggling Gang Arrested'~] [Text] Hat Yai police made a surprise raid and seized opium in Hat Yai City that had been smuggled in by a large gang that has been dealirig in opium for a long time. A total of seven peopie were a~rested. Howevps, before being arrested, these people flushed some of the opium down the toilet and, therefore, only a fraction of the opium was seized. A DAO SIAM reporter in Hat Yai district reported that, bas~d on an investigation by Police Lieutenant Colonel Amphorn Phaili, the head police inspector at the Hat ~'ai district police station, smuggled opium was regularly bought and sold ~ secretely in room No 302 of the Taipeh Hotel located on Padung Phakdi Road, Lane 2, New Market, Hat Yai district, Songkhla Province. Thus, at 0600 hours on 9 February, ~ Pol~~ce Lieuterzant Colonel Amphorn Phaili ordered Police Major Surawet Sirinnut, an inspector, and Lieutenart Sorawit - ~ Phadungchai, a deputy inspector, to take a force of policemen and arrest the people. When the police force reached the Taipeh Hotel, they ~rent _ dir ectly to the room mentioned above and knocked on the door for a long time before the door was opened. The police swarmed into the room. The search by the police _ found 200,000 baht ~n cash, which was money used to buy opium, a 38-caliber pistol without a registration number and an 18-round ammunition clip and a portion of the opium. The reason why the police seized only a smail amount of opium was that the suspects flushed the opium down the toil~et in order to destroy the evidence. The police arrested a total of seven suepeets: Mr Dam Chaisirwong, Mr Bunw~onq Chaisiwong, Mr Bunchu Chaikwang, Mr Pidan Punam, Mr Sakhorn Dammakha, Mr Ak Phenwan and Mr Buntheng Wichachai. They Were turned over to Police Lieutenant Prachum Phetphimphan, the officer on duty at the Hat Yai district station, for further handling of the case. 11943 CSO: 5300 20 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-00850R040240070010-1 THAI LA1~JD , MARIHUANA SHIPMENT SEIZED IN UDORN THANI Bangkok DAO SIAM in Thai 27 Jan 80 pp 1, 2 [Article: ~~Marihuana Loaded on Truck In Preparation for Shipment Abroad'~] [Text~ A large shipment of marihuana weigY~ing more than 4 tons and valued at 50 million bath was seized. It was loaded on~o a 10-wheel truck along with a load of cassavas and was to be taken to a deserted airfield in preparation for shipment ~ abroad. A major deai~r foilowed behind closely in a car. When he ~aw police stop the truck, he quickiy sped away and disappeared. , At 1600 hours on 25 January, Police Colonel Thongchai Thar~phak, the chief of police at T.L. 4, together with , Police Lieutenant Colonei Panya Sathanaphanit, an inspector - at T.L. 3, Headquarters 4, Lieutenant Praphan Phuphani, S ergeant Major Wirot Buaphakham, Sergeant Major Sawat Roengsut - ~nd � Sergeant Major Chaloemchai Phiriyasin, who are stationed at T.L. 3, Hea~.quarters 4, and members of the highway patrol in Khao San viilage, Nonsung commune, Udorn Thani district, Udorn Thami Province, followed and stopped a 10-wheel Heno truc'~~, li~c er~s e plate No K.K. 14942, driven alone by Mr Pho~ Duangsiri, age 27, who lives at [House] 66, viilage 8, Nabua commune, Surin district, Surin Province. This took piace because the high~ray patroi had learned that on that day a load of marihuana valued at millionsof ~'~ht wouid be transported from the forest area in Suwannakh~ha district, Udorn Thani Province, a piace wher e large quantities of marihuana are grown s ecretely. This is an area that is controlled largely by terrarists and officials do n~~t aare 21 ~ } APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 enter this area to make arrests .~~Investors~~ who live in this province therefore pay the villagers to gruw much marihuana. Even when the authorities go in to suppress this, they canno~ suppress it entirely. After following anc~ stopping the truck mentioned above, a amount of m~rihuana was found packed in tin cans concealed underneath bags of cassavas. The authorities took the truck to the highway patrol station to search it carefully. It turned out that there were 221 cans of marihuana bound tightiy with strips of piastic and six bags filleu with marihuana. ~e total amount weighed 4,117 kilograms with a present market value of approximately 5 million baht and a value of approximately 50 million baht abroad. From the interrogation of suspect Phot Duangsiri it was learned that the concealed marihuana mentioned above came from Suwannakhuha district, Udorn Thani Province. An investor whose name is not known contacted the Yongchai Company, LTD. in Loei Province, the owner of the truck that was to be used by Mr phot~to transport this marihuana to the airfield in Namphong district, Khon Kaen Province. On the way from the piek-up point they pas~ed through Udorn Thani Province. The investor followed in a gray Lancer, license n~~' unknown. When the truck was stopped, the investor _ fled quickiy. The police gave chase but were una~ile to catch him. Police Lieutenant Colonel Panya Sathanaphanit guarded the suspect, the marihuana and the truck and th ~ turned - them over to Lieutenant Wichan Sirikaeo, the officer on duty - at the Udorn Thani district office, Udorn Thani Province, for further handling of the case. 11943 CSO: 5300 22 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 HUNGARY BRIEFS EGYPTIAN HEROIN SMUGGL~R APPREHENDED--A well-dressed man boarded the international express train about to depart for Vienna on 15 November 1979 in Budapest. After examining his hand luggage, a customs off icer noticed that he was wearing--quite out of character with his stylish clothes--cumbersome laced boots. A search revealed narcotics containing . 285 grams of 45-percent heroin in the soles of the boots. During his interrogation, (Gabbros Mansy), a 34-year-old driver and resident of Cairo, said that he arrived by plane at Ferihegy airport on 13 November and intended to deliver the narcotics found on him to another Egyptian .i ~ whom he "does not know" in Vienna. The central district court has sen- tenced (Gabbros M~nsy) to 18 months in prison, after which he will be deported. [Budapest NEPSZAVA in Hungarian 1 Mar 80 p 12 AU] CSO: 5300 23 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 BOLIVIA BRIEFS COCAINE FACTORIES--Sucre, 20 Mar--Tt,ro cocaine factories have been discovered in Totacoa and Moso~lla~ta, Chuquisaca Department, and peas.ants Adolfo _ Palagueras, Seratin Vargas and Donasio Vargas have been arrested. The cocaine was being sold in Santa Cruz, and the peasants accused Walter Vargas and Alejandro Calderon of beinb responsible for the cocaine production. [PX261944 La Paz PRESENCIA. in Spanish 21 Mar 80 p 2 PY] CSO: 5300 24 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 COI.OMB.~A INSPECTORS CL,AIM INN~JCENCE IN COCAINE TH~FT _ Bogota EL ESPECT~DOR in Spanish 4 Feb 80 p 10-A [Article by Jairo Ortiz C.] ~ [Text] Cali, 2 Feb--"We are innocent of everything we are accused of and we believe that this slander stems from personal interests and resentments on the part of persons who worked with us as inspectors in the Office ef the Attorney General," the lawyers Luis Roman Ardila Medina and Ramiro Perez Pena said here today. On a visit to the editorial office of EL ESPEGTADOR in this capital, two of the four officials accused of substituting banana flour for a shipment of cocaine, were emphatic in declaring that in their opinion what is happening is an attempt to damage their character, since a~ no time did they have ~ anything to do with this "scandal." They Are Not Fleeing Saying that they are ready to appear before the authorities and submit to interrogation, and that at no time did they flee from justice once their employment was declared terminated by the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, the now~ former inspectors of the Office of Narcotics Control stated that up to now they have received no official communication in which ~ they ar~ accused of disappearing with cocaine or taking part in irregularities. The Present Documents Ardila Medina as well as Perez Pena presented our correspondent a copy of decrees 0007 and 0009, signed by the attorney general of the Nation, Guillermo Gonzalez Charry, the secretary general, Jose Roberto Herrera Vergara, in which it was proven--say the lawyers--"that at no time were we dismissed for irregularities such as replacing cocaine with banana flour." "Precisely," said Perez Pena and Ardila Medina, "the decrees are dated 16 January, the day on which the case containing the narcotics was discovered, so this proves that the allegation is completely false." 25 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 Here are the paragraphs from the decrees: "Article 1. Declares as no longer in force~ with financial consequences, ae of 19 January of the current year, the appointment of Dr Luis Roman Ardila Medina, as visiting lawyer grade 17 of the Attorney General's Office, delegated to ti~e Criminal Police, with headquarters in the Sectional Unit of Cali. Article 2. Appoint as visiting lawyer grade 17 of the Attorney General's Office, delegated to the Criminal Police, with headquarters in the Sectional Unit of Cali, Alberto Martinez Pelaez, coordinating lawyer of the Criminal Police grade 17 of the Regional Office of the Attorney General of said city, replacing Dr Luis Roman Ardila Medina. Article 3. Appoint Mr Jose Ortiz Melgare~o, as special agent of the Criminal Police grade 11 of the Attorney General's Office delegated to the Criminal Police, with headquarters in the Sectional Unit of Cali, with uanthly salary of $13,500, replacing Mr Hector Ramiro Perez Pena, whose appointment is declared no longer in force, witr. financial consequences from the 18th of the current month. They Recount In a dialog with EL ESPECTADOR and exposing their points of view concerning the aecusations made against them, the lawyers stated: "On 16 January of the current year there was found in~ide a suitcase which was unclaimed at the international airport of Palmaseca, a substance which had a gross weight of approximately 10 kg. Upon sub~ecting this substance to the field test for narcotics, positive results indicating cocaine were discovered. For this reason, we (Hector ~tamiro Perez and Luis Roman Ardila) transferred this substance to the office of the Criminal Unit of the Attorney General's office, delivering it to the chief of the unit, German Zapata Cortes. Moreover, we specify that no disciplinary investigation was initiated which might have led to our dismissal. They merely declared the termination of the appointment, based on the provision for automatic appointment and dismissal of civil servants which the Attorney General of the Nation has. So, what was told to the various news media about our having been dismissed after it was proved that we had substituted the drugs, is untrue. Nor are we fugitives, since on the same 16 January we cantinued working from 1400 until the notice of termination was communicated to us and we are here in Cali, as you can see." They noted furtherm~re that "learning tha.t Court No 23 of Criminal Investiga- tion had been designated to investigate certain acts which are attributed to us, we present ourselves today, Saturday, to the aforesaid office, not having met the judge, since, as we were informed, he is working elsewhere. 8956 CSO: 5300 26 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ~ ~ COLOMBTA MARIHUANA, WEAPONS SEIZED IN SANTA MARTA Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanish 30 Jan 80 p 7-A [Article by Gustavo Vasquez] [Text] Barranquilla--In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, units of the Second Brigade arrested 28 common criminals and they seized 35,000 packages of marihuana in an operation carried out between Friday and Sunday, said Gen Carloa G. Narvaez Casallas. The official also announced the aeizure of a great quantity of arms and vehicles. General Narvaez Casallas said that with the capture of almost all of the gang, which was led by Arturo Mendoza in the area of Caracoli in La Gua~ira, ~ they were able to break up the gang. Seven Airplanes Narvaez Casallas also reported that during the registration and control of the illegal traffic of arms and narcotics, they seized, in the departments of Magdalena, Cesar, La Gua~ira and E1 Atlantico, 7 airplanes, 20 vehicles and 24 tons of marihuana and they arrested 19 persons who participated in the criminal acts. � 27 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ' ~ < ~ a > ~ . ~ ~ ~ : ~ s fi k r. c . ~'~Y ~ K ~ S 4 i~d < ~x~. ; ~ 9 f Z ~ y ~ z ~ ~y, k L } d Q-,:~ ~ 9 ~ , F~~a t t~ ~ ~ t r~~: R' : A y .~r . ~ ~'~k ~ ? : &< ~ , ~ ` s < x ~ : : ~,g y ' ' x~ ~ ~FA"~ !'jf k` ~3 ~ 1' S' ~F A~ . S ~ s ~k xM~: k~ g.. ' ~ ~ S.. . . a ~ ~f ' a k~' ~ : . ^~.~i ~9 ~ , . . . .t ~ s,,` 5'Ay ~ : ~ ~C~~ ~ . tF f: ~ g,'` ~ s., ~ ' z~& yf ' # . ~ ,i $ , ~ Y' " x~~,. . .4)~.. ~ Y. . . !F ~ y t.:~y xx Barranquilla--A veritable arsenal was captured by the commandos of the Second Brigade in the village of Caracoli; in the foothills of the _ Sierra Nevada. Fifteen revolvers of different calibers, 9 M-1 rifles, 19 other rifles, 23 M-1 clips, 7 pistols and approximately 3,000 cartridges and 28 men wer~ captured in the raid. 8956 ! CSO: 5300 . ~ 28 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 COLOMBIA BRIEFS MARIHUANA PLANTATION FOUND--A gigantic crop of marihuana, covering 50 hectares, with a total of 31~2,323 plants, which are said to be worth 1 billion pesos, was diseovered by the authorities of Antioquia in the area of the Ba~o Cauca , and four persons were arrested. In the same raid were discovered 20,000 bags of marihuana seeds ready to be planted, 1 kg of dry seed and 9 arrobas of the grass. The site was found between "E1 Cerro" and "Barro Blanco," in the canyons of La Dorada and Nechi, in the town of Caucasia, Bajo. During _ the raid, Dario Betancur, Hernando Canas, Gabriel Arboleda and Honorio - Restrepo were arrested. [Text] [Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanislz 2 Feb 80 p 9-C] 8956 HALLUCINOGENIC PILLS SEIZED--Santa Marta--The police captured a launch sailing in the Magdalena River, off E1 Banco, with a shipment of 725,000 hallucino- genic pills and four persons were arrested during the operation. [Text] [Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanish 2 Feb 80 p 9-C] 8956 - COCAINE SEIZED NEAR BARRANCABERMEJA--A shipment of cocaine, which was trans- po rted to Barranquilla by four persons and which was valued at 60 million pesos, was seized by the National Navy on the Magdalena River during the last few hours. The shipment was loaded in a boat by the traffickers from the "Cienaga de Zapatoza" area and it came from one of the laboratories hidden on the river bank, ready for shi~ment. The boat was intercepted by a patrol - of "Jungle Commandos," who were on patrol in the area of the "E1 Sudan" ranch, some 180 km north of Barrancaberme~a and south of Bolivar. ~The four traffick-- ers were brought to the "Puerto Galan" base. They were identified as Hector Campuzano Cardenas, 43; Jose Florez Rocha, 45; Jesualdo Torres Carrillo, 35 and Ramon Rocha Caro, 21. The boat, "Powerful Hand Number 3," was recently acquired. The shipment was made up af 29 boxes, which contained about 6 million pills, which weigh some 600 kg approximately. [Text] [Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanish 28 Jan 80 p 14-A[ 8956 CSO: 5300 29 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ECUADOR INTERPOL ARRESTS INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING GANG Quito EL TIEMPO in Spanish 20 Jan 80 p 24 [Text] INTERPOL agents are carrying out intense and constant operations in the various provinces of the country so as to counteract crime and the smuggling of drugs, which lately have taken alarming proport3ons in this country. Drug Trafficking Gang INTERPOL agents in E1 Oro Province, after intense investigations, managed to capture a gang of drug traffickers, which included Colombians and Ecuadorians operating in the country. - The illegal deals were made with Dulo Estevan Moreno Sanchez, an inmate of the prison in the city of Machala, who is in prison for a murder he committed some time ago. In the cell of the afore-mentioned criminal, Colombians Jaime Patino Santa and Ismael Aullon Rodriguez, in the company of Ecuadorian citizens Gabriel Sanchez, Carmelino Coronel and Juana Bravo, the wife of Dulo Moreno San- chez, planned their drug trafficking. Systems On several occasions, to throw off the track the agents of INTERPOL, Carmelino Coronel delivered the drugs to the Colombians in Lago Agrio. On other occasions, Patino and Aullon delivered the merchandise to dif- ferent places in E1 Oro Province. The Arrests Colombians Jaime Patino and Ismael Aullon Rodriguez in the company of the Ecuadorian Carmelio Coronel, were captured in the place called~Saracay in E1 Oro Province. On the basis af the interrogations of the criminals, the police subsequently succeeded in arresting Juan Gabriel Sanchez and Juana Amada Bravo Encarnacion. 30 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 The Evidence _ Evidence taken in the arrest of the members of this dangerous gang of drug traffickers includes 218,425 sucres and 13,595 Colombian pesos, in addition to a sky blue Fuji brand preciaion scale. The five drug traffickers were placed in the custody of the respective authorities of E1 Oro Province. Still Sought Finally, it was revealed that for the same crime the police are looking for Colombians Jaime Perez and Tulio Rodriguez. They have asked for the help of agents of INTERPOL of Colombia in locating the two. 8956 CSO: 5300 31 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 ~ ECUADOR TRAFFICKING GANG ARRESTED IN GUAYAQUIL Guayaquil EL UNIVERSO in Spanish 22 Jan 80 p 10 [Text] The head of INTERPOL handed over to the tenth judge of the court all the drugs and implements which were confiscated from the international gang of drug traffickers which was captured in this city after an "offi- cial operation" arranged by Government Minister Roberto Dunn Barreiro. According to the reports which were handed over to the ~udge, those impli- cated in this "deal" are the following: Manuel Eduardo Pombar Santana, Jose Melquiades Cedillo Gonzale~, known as Patucho, Juan Maximiliano Escalante Rodriguez, Ruth Tapia Guerrero de Pombar, Ana Noboa Wong, Gladys Santana, among others. The lawyer Manuel Uriguen ordered the implementation of a series of steps to make sure that the testimony of all those under investigation who are being held in the Penitentiary of the Coast is heard. In the report, it is stated.that the principal suspect is Manuel Pombar Santana, a person who was connected with capitalist drug traffickers liv- ing in Miami and the Bahamas. It was further revealed that: "Pombar entered the drug traffic when he made friends with Juan Valdivieso, a fugitive, who invited him to the United States; in that country, he met Jose Blanco or Curtis MacMillan, with whom he made an agreement on the 'deal' upon returning to Ecuador, getting into contact with Otto Lucas Rivera, who was in the Penitentiary of the Coast and wh~ took charge of obtaining the drugs, which were sent from this city to various countries by `couriers."' Also in the INTERPOL report, they accuse Jacinto Lopez, known as Chingolo, the person who was in charge of obtaining the drugs, of being paid 5,000 suc:res per kilogram for the purchase of cocaine. The profits were shared with Jose Melquiades Cedillo Gonzalez, known as Patucho. 8956 ~ CSO: 5300 32 i APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 MEXICO BRIEFS COCAINE SMUGGLER CAUGHT--Mexico City, 22 February--This morning, the Co1om- bian woman Margarita Prada Moquillaza who, when she fainted at the Interna- tional Airport, revealed her extraordinary girth, caused by cocaine, appear- ed in the federal court. In fact, upon leaving an Argentine Airlines p~ane, she began walking very rapidly, possib ly because her undergarments had torn. She then lost ~onsciousness, and a federal agent was summ4ned to come to her assistance. He rubbed her shoulders and hips, and gave her aromatic salts to inhale. The i:~vestigator discovered that the southern woman's obesity was not natural. Under an elastic belt she had con~ealed several packages of cocaine, estimated by the Federal Judicial Police forcea ae having a black market value of 10 million pesos. When questioned about this, Margarita Prada Moquillaza said that she was enroute to Miami, where ahe was being awaited by members of a large international drug trafficlcing ring. She added that, last week, other members of the ring had been arrested here in Mexico. They were attempting to reach Nassau with 50 million pesos worth of cocaine. [Text] [Ciudad Juarez EL FRONTERIZO in Spanish 23 Feb 80 Sec E p 3 ] 2909 TRAFFICKERS IN PLANE CRASH--The two Americans who were killed last Monday when the small plane in which they were traveling crashed to the ground were engaged in drug trafficking. This was established in the investigation con- , ducted by federal agents detailed to the port of Tampico, Tampaulipas, who were ~old, when they arrived at the scene of the accident, that National _ Army forces had seized 180 kilograms of marihuana which was being carried in the aircraf t. As we reported yesterday, last Monday on a site near Alta- mira, Tamaulipas, a Le Baron 655 Bell Craft light plane crashed, and its two occupants were killed. The two drug traffickers of American descent were idenCified as Robert Williams Babcock and D~;~d Theodore Breve. [Text] [Nuevo Laredo EL DIARIO DE NUEVO LAREDO in Spanish 28 Feb 80 Sec D p 4] 2909 CSO: 5330 33 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 , VENEZUELA , COCAINE, GUNS CONFISCATED, TWO p.RRESTED Caracas ULTIMAS NOTICIAS in Spaniah 23 Jan 80 p 27 [Article by Francisco Gomez] [Text] Various firearms and a large quantity of cocaine were confiscated qesterday from a Syrian citizen and from a Lebaneae during a raid carried out by the PM [M~tropolitan Police] in a house in Loa Chaguaramos. Those arrested, according to information provided by the PM office oi public relations, were Boutro Haddad Chsd, 25, a native of Lebanon, and Yourki Chaud Muaoud, 39, a Syrian. The police spokesman revealed that during Monday night, toward morning, a raid wae made under a court order at the Ines villa on Codazzi Ave in Los Chaguaramos. Inaide the reaidence, they found the two men, several containera of cocaine, envelopes of other types of druge, a large nuanber of piatol cartridges~ a Remington .45-caliber pistol from the U.S. Navy and a special type revolver. The two who were arrested were placed in the custodq of a criminal caurt. ' ~ ~~~~s ~ ` ~ : f t : r ~`F ia x~,:: r,'~w~; ~ a ' . y y'~.'y : ~ Y ~ ~ ~J~~ ~ ~ . � The Lebanese Boutro Haddad , y,x~~W~a [se publiehed] Chad, 25, ~ F" Yourki Chaud Lebanese, ar- 1` , Y` Muaoud was also rested for f arreated by the possession ~ ~ ~ PM during the of arms and ~ raid in Los cocaine. Chaguaramos. - x ~~y ;xF'a ~ "~~a. ~~5.. .~is p`F~~i r~ .e~.y ~`~o E ~'t~^ j' ~:~~~~.;y; Y 8956 CSO: 5300 34 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 VENE. ~JE MAI3DRA.Y PILLS SEIZED, TWO COLOMBIANS ARRESTED Caracas ULTIMAS NOTICI~4S in Spanish 20 Jan 80 p 11 [TF:~t] nao brothers of Colomb ian nationality were arrested in the ear1;T -, yesterday, by a squad of officers assigned to the Division of Intelligence and Vice of the Metropolitan Police [PM], when.they raided an apartment building located in the Montanita district of the Jose Feliz~ Ribas suburb of Petare, where they seized 3,942 Mandrax tablets, a revolver, cartridgea and money from drug sales. From the information supplied through the PM press and public relations office, we lezrned that through an oxder for the raid issued by a court, once th~ investigations become more definite about the two alleged drug ' traffickers who had their distribution area in the eastern zone of the city, they proceeded to carry out a search in the house where they had al- ready determined the place where the druge were hidden, and were able to confiscate 3,942 Mandrax tablets, as well as a.38-caliber revolver and money which was presumably ohtained through the sale of drugs. They immediately arrested the two brothers of Colombian nationali~y, whom they 'jentified as Freddy and Alberto Rami~ez de Avila, 21 and 29 reapec- ~ tively, who were transferred to the central headquarters in Cotiza, where they were infermed of the charges which were to be forwarded shortly to the courts. 35 ' APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ~ - g ,y r . t �.a ~t~y, ~9xY,~ , ~ ~f x, t' ~ Sa .;i. ~'Z' _ ~~:x'~' ~ ~~t; n^ r~ ~ S ~c < ;~3; ~ 'C ; ~S. I~ . ~ ~l x~ . ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~,s... . . ~Y~, wS . j. - Freddy Ramirez de Avila, of Albert Ramirez de Avila, a Colom- - Colombian nationality, arrested bian arrested along with his early yesterday morning, during brother Freddy, during the raid ` a raid on an apartment in Petare by the PM on a house in Petare, by the PM, where a shipment of where there was hidden a shipment 3,000 Mandrax tablets was seized. of Mandrax tablets. ~956 ~SO: 5300 ~ 36 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 _ . ! ' VENEZUELA ~ BRIEFS MANDRAX TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED--Barinas, 21 Jan--Two men who were carryiag ! more than 4,000 Mandrax tablets were arrested after an exchange of shots with officers of the DISIP [Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services] in which one of them was wounded. It was reported that a squad ~ of the DISIP arrived at an elegant establishment in this city, a bar and disco, and there they arrested on suspicion Reuben Villanueva and Orlando Vasquez Rosset. When they were told they were under arrest, they responded with shots and then the members of the squad took action, which resulted in the wounding of Villanueva. They added that, be~ides drugs, they con- fiscated three revolvers, one of which presumably had been etolen from the Technical Judicial Police in Merida. The police are inveatigating the possibility that the two men had participated in a robbery in Merida in which an officer of the PTJ [Judicial Technical Police] was wounded. [Text] [Caracas ULTIMAS NOTICIAS in Spanish 22 Jan 80 p 8] 895~i ' CSO: 5300 ! 37 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 BELGIUM BRIEFS ZATRIAN ARRESTED ON DRUGS CHARGE--The attache to the Zairian Embassy in Brussels was arrested at the airport yesterday as he was taking posses- sion of 3 suitcases containing 95 kilos of marihuana. The attache enjoys diplomatic i~mnunity which could therefore only be lifted by the Zairian ambassador and in that case the diplomat would be tried in Belgium for drug trafficking. [Text] [LD271143 Paris Domestic Service in French 1000 GMT 27 Feb 80 LD] CSO: 5300 38 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY FRANCE ENFORCEI~NT OFFICIALS, RESEARCHERS DISCUSS S0~'T-DRUG USE Paris L'EXPRESS in French 2-8 Feb 80 pp 95-98 [Article by Jean-Francis Held and Andre Bercoff: "Where do Drugs Begin?"; _ investigation by Annie Kouchner and Provincial Correspondents - Jacqueline de Grandmaison, Dominique Jung, Maurice Huleu, Jean-Claude Louart and Herve Marchal] [Excerpts] Against hard drugs there is unanimity. But, about the so-called soft drugs, should wie believe the poli- ticians or the doctors who ar~ working in the field? Without a doubt, in France and elsewhere, scientist�s maintain that drugs are drugs and that suppression, like prevention, need look no farther than that. For example, Professor Gabriel Nahas, researc:h director at the Paris INSERM [National Institute of Health and Medical Research] and a teacher at Columbia University in New York, has for ten years been tirelessly denouncing the dam- aging effects of cannabis. He notes harmful effects on the brain, the white corpuscles, sperm cells, etc. In the United States as in France many sci- entists disagree with the results of his work, but no one seriously maintains that hashish is harmless, any more than are alcohol, tobacco or even coffee in- gested in critical quantities. The controversy that continues tQ erupt goes even farther, is even more confused, and concerns the practical attitudes that should be adopted, case by case, to keep matters from becoming worse. As for the government, which may be concerned with not losing ground in the _ strata of the heavy opposition, and which sees the devil where it is not neces- sarily deeply involved, it is showing itself to be very energetic. Marchais should be gratified! A preliminary legal i~nvestigation has been started against the instigators of the Val-de-Marne teachers' pamphlet. Jacques Barrot, the Health Minister, en- visages sanctions. Christian Beullac, the minister of Education, speaks of in- citement to drugs, and exclaims, "We already have the plague and cholera, let's not add smallpox." No doubt. But what if smallpox were already there, terrify- ing or relatively benign, depending on opinion? 39 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY However, if we can believe Monique Pelletier, ministerial delegate for the Feminine Condition and since February 1978 in charge of coordinating govern- mental drug prevention action, the situation is not completely catastrophic: prevention, information, training, suppression, improvement in care are now better provided; "health clubs," where young people find valid representatives, are developing in various university settings. Drugs are no longer taboo; they may be talked about. Monique Pelletier tells L'EXPRESS, "If I have not taken a position since the recent events, it is because it is my impression that the current drug controversy is chiefly political. Well, hashish or her- oin are not leftist or rightist; they just are." We recall the facts that led to the Val-de-Marne battle and then to the nation- ' al controversy. Last October, in the little city of Liverdun (Meurthe-et- Moselle~ a dozen high-school students were surprised in the act of smoking "grass" after a pop concert. The educators warn parents and police, 17 kilos of hemp weed are discovered growing in a field; there is panic. A certain kind ~ of press, greedy for the sensational, is set off. Liverdun becomes Katmandu, rumor swells, high-school girls would hecome pros- titutes to obtain drugs. A village in the hashish age: Liverdun is practical- ly quarantined. "The way the media have treated this affair is a real scandal," says Commissioner Francois le Mouel, the head of the Central Office for the Suppression of Illicit Narcotics Traffic. The drug problem will not be solved by maintaining a state of panic." ~ Liverdun was merely a harbinger. In December a Communist Youth pamphlet was - circulated at the door of the Darius Milhaud High School in Villej~}if, in Val- - de-Maxne. ~ntitled "Struggle! Not Drugs!", it violently attacks those who are in favor of liberalizing hashish, "those who exalt 'smashing' in the name of bourgeois society" and denounce "the dubious soft drug-hard drug de- bate that may be of interest to doctors, but is a booby-trap for the society." Several days later, teachers belonging to the SGEN [General National Education Union]-CFDT [French Democratic Confederation of Labor], the SNES [National High- er Education Association], the 5NETP [National Technical and Professional Teach- ers' Union]-CGT [General Confederation of Labor], respond with a pamphlet en- titled "Struggle! not Moral Standards!" which they, too, distribute in front of the doors of Darius Milhaud High School. _ Responding point by point--sometimes clumsily--to the Young Communists' tract, the militants ask the question that will set fire to the powder keg: "Would not the free sale of soft drugs and strict medical control be the only way to demythify the problem and avoid the classic escalation that drives youths from discontent to revolt, from revolt to soft cirugs, and sometimes from there to hard drugs? In any case, we must fight for real information on the different drugs and their respective dangers, without minimizing them (heroin, LSD, al- cohol), but also without dramatizing them (H, kef, marihuana)." *Marihuana. 40 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY ; _ According to a Montpellier magistrate who, in the current climate, is not anxious to have his name published, hashish is almost commonplace in certain milieus, and adult smokers feel less and less ttiat they are illegally defying the society they live in. In Lille, where young aficionados get their supply from the dealers in General- de-Gaulle Square, Doctors Jean-Michel Picquet and Daniel Taine, who take care _ of drug addicts, are against depenalizing hashish. ~ut, firmly, they make a distinction: "Though r~ot an innocuous product, hashish is not terribly harm- ful." Concerning suppression or leniency, serious policemen are circumspect. "There is no doubt," says Francois le Mouel, the head of the antidrug fight in France, the clandestineness of hashish poses problems. Dealers often sell 'grass' and heroin indiscriminately. Whence comes the possibility of inciting and es- calating. But although it is true that simple consumers don't have to be ~o- secuted as far as the courts, I am convinced that cannabis use must continue . to be an offense. If only to make it easier to hunt down the dealers. And then," the commissioner continues, "if the use of 'grass' is completely depen- alized, young people, because of a taste for transgression, will be in danger - of moving en masse to hard drugs. All in all, it is better to transgress at the "grass" level." Many physicians, like Dr Francis Curtet, dispute this logic. Unstable young people, learning that hashish is not the violent poison it is announced to be by the censors, are in danger of believing they have been lied to about her- oin. Basically, where do drugs begin? That is the whole question! ~ "Be that as it may," Commissioner Le Mouel continues, "it is certain that today all social classes are affected, that drugs have left the urban centers to be diluted throughout the territory, and that the phenomenon is an expanding one." ~ The doctors who are working in the field therefore reject the mixture. "No one can claim to know exactly what the long-term effects of hashish are," says Dr Claude Olievenstein, chief of staff of Marmottan Hospital. "It took 50 years to discover the consequences of tobacco absorption. From that viewpoint Professor Nahas' conclusions, which lack consistency, should be accepted with reservations." And Professor Nahas, who is experimenting basically on animals, is not a"field man." He lends his ardent cooperation to those who need it, includin g Georges Marchais. To such an extent that many specialists have nicknamed their eminent colleague "Dr Madly-in-Love-With-Cannabis." Dr Olievenstein, whose experience no one could argue with, declares he is in favor of depenalizing soft drugs, as is done in the United States: anyone in possession of less than one ounce of grass (28 grams) may have it confiscated and be hit with a$100 firfe (4Q0 francs), $200 for a second offense. No court proceedings, no police record. 41 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY For possession of more than one ounce one enters the dealers' category, and will be prosecuted as such. "But if the witch-hunt continues r.ere," Dr Olievenstein continues, "if an hysterical campaign continues to throw fam- ilies into a panic for purely political motives, then I will be led to demand legalization, which I don't want." Dr Francis Curtet, the founder of the Link Association in Boulogne-sur-Seine, - states, for his part, "That hashish is not a harmless product is a known fact; all the more reason when it is abused instead of used, in the hope of escaping from difficult situations. That is why it is indispensable to protect minors from it, for recourse to hashish would risk delaying or preventing solving the ' many problems they face in building an adult personality." But he adds, "By abusively sticking the "drug addict" label on a youth who was merely experi- menting, by making him a scapegoat and incarcerating him, one runs the grave risk of reinforcing the adolescent's positions of withdrawal, even of revolt, and inciting him to escalate, just when one would like to protect him." In Italy, depenalization has become everyday practice. Every day, in Amster- dam, one of the free radio stations gives a course on the diffE~ent qualities of "grass" and warns against harmful arrivals. That is not ths way it is in France: at the idea of seeing cigarettes made in Lebanon, Zaire or Morocco controlled by the state and distributed legally by SEITA ~Commercial Tobacco and Match Manufacturing Agency], Commissioner Francois le Mouel throws up his hands: "That is sheer, pure lunacy! Just because alcohol and tobacco are per- mitted drugs, we don't have to add a third! Having said that, I recognize that if tobacco had been forbidden from the beginning, Gitanes and Gauloises would now be controlled by the Mafia." Who is Taking Them? Of 9,620 persons questioned by police, the gendarmerie and customs in 1979 (against 8,000 in 1978) for infractions of the narcotics law, 55.53 percent (against 60 percent in 1978) were questioned for consuming cannabis. Percent 1979 1978 Higher executives 0.45 0.38 Middle executives 2.06 2.83 Professional people 1.17 1.90 Members of artistic professions 2.68 2.g7 Farmers.. 1.22 1.91 Clerical workers 20.62 18.45 Laborers 12.42 10.76 Military.. 4.52 3.81 College and�high-school�students 12.71 14.01 No definite occupat.ion 42.15 43.08 Note that the figures represent the tip of the iceberg, and~that it is easier to question idle youths than higher executives. 42. - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY ~T i - Y_'.4 v. ~:y~ 'i f~ ~�l ~ Y.. J' x~Z ~ C' n t ' t t ~ ~ r:: ~ `~-r: r ; . , ~ ; Francois le Mouel, head of the Central Office for Suppresaion of Illicit Narcotic~ Traffic. - , ^fi . \0.,. _ 1 ~ .V.. Profeasor Nahas, research director at the Paris INSERM. COPYRIGHT: 1980 "a.a. Groupe Express" CS06 5300 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FRANCE TWO VIEWPOINTS CONCERNING DRUG USE PRESENTED Dangerous or Not Paris LE MONDE in French 2 Feb 80 pp 1, 13 [TextJ The controversy about the safety or the dangers of so-called "soft" drugs came back to life on Thursday, 31 January, with the guarded disclaimer of the distribution of leaflets at the SGEN-CFDT~~n$tiona]...headquarters doora, the very same day that members of this union weat on to a new distribution at the Noisy-le-Sec school in Seine-Saint-Denis (our Final edf~tions). To explain its decision, the labor union's national bureau mentioned the "passionate climate" aurrounding this matter, a climate it considers inappropriate to a calm debate. Mr A~ndre Henry, FEN [National Education FederationJ secretary general, told France-Inter on Thursday that he is "opposed to those who fight at achool doors and do so clumsily." Mr Henry recalled that for 3 years his federation has been asking the minister of education to devise appropriate "replica- tions" to this danger. This concern is seen in Mr Christian Beullac's decision to name one or two "missi dominici" "very soon" to insure a permanent liaison between the Ministry of Education and the "antidrugs gentlemen," mostly school phy- - siciana, named to assist principals a year ago. The debate continues on the political front. The RPR [Rally for the Republic] states that "it will oppose any evolution tending to facilitate or legalize drug abuse." Mrs Monique Pelletier, representative of the women's commission and author of the 1978 report on drugs, emphasized on Thursday to Antenne 2 that a"panic" must not be created, and estimated - that the media had created a"climate" from a"local political debate." Hashish Hazards Seen Exaggerated Paris LE MONDE in French 2 Feb 80 pp 1, 13 [Article by Claude Olievenstein, head physician at the Marmottan Medical Center, Paris: "Hashish, Science and Politics"] - 44 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 [Text] Hashish presents three types of problems: clinical, scientific and social. Since I am not a laboratory man, my experience rests essentially on the clinical and on sociology, but I must say that since the hashish problem comes up before one who is responaible for the struggle against drug abuae, I have gone through many scientific articles on this matter. The least that can be said is that the opiniona put forth by profeasor Nahas are not held by the ma~ority of clinicians working in the field or by a large part of the scientific community. To take an example, professor Salomon Snyders, the highest international authority on drug matters, holde a poeition contrary to Mr Nahas's. It is thus appropriate to define the problem: ~ From the Clinical Point of View Four arguments are advanced or understood from Mr Nahas's statements. The escalation would be automatic. Now, taking only the example of the United States, for 20 years there have been down there 40 million smokers; there are only 700,000 to 800,000 h~roin addicts. Thus we are talking of 5 percent, a figure which we have always given, and not of an automatic escalation. No serious statistics in countries of high medical development has aucceeded in tying "the decrease in fecundity" to the usage of marihuana. On the contrary, the most prolific peoples of the world, such ae the inhabitants of India or the Moroccane, have smoked for generations. Concerning the decrease of the body's defense mechanisms, no official antidruga organizations or WHO statistics show any reports indicating an increase in serious illnesses in hashish smokers. On the contrary, it suffices to watch the United States to realize that people who smoke do not have more or less malformations or cancers than the population's average. As t~~ psychic troubles, it is undeniable that regular consumption of marihuana derivatives entails memory and mental synthesis troubles. Or. the other hand, scientific.research of the so-called cannabic paychosea shows that the great ma~ority of cases involve fragile personalities having preliminary problems in this field. Nevertheless, the problem of psychic decompreasion rieks cannot be aet aside undiscussed. From the Scientific Point of View For many years Mr Nahas has acted in a curious way. He cites a danger and when this danger is disaproved, he discovers some others. Let us be serious: we have first of all talked about dependence. In fact, the 45 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ma~or problem with drugs ~thi�h f.all into the WIiO definition is a dependence and an increase in tolerance. Now, in any caae, no one has been able to demonatrate dependence on THC. Authora opposed to the use of cannabis such as Iabell and Jasinaki have shown this in experiments on man. We have already talked about the problems of psqchoses, which is often put forth. Previously, the Laguardia repoXt warned against any undue correlations. Objectively, a scientific experiment on 72 prisoners voluntarily subjected to a month-long intoxi- cation at the Welfare Island Hospital showed only six "bad trips," an epilepsy attack in an epileptic subject, one residual depression lasting several days and only one progressive schizophrenia, which seemed individually connected to the product. That is the scientific truth. Mr Nahas dwells on the dangers of automobile driving aad perception troubles. This information is nevertheless weakened by the very serious works of many authors, especially Clark and Nakashima, published in the American JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, and Weil, published in the New England JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, all on automobile driving; the same goes for Crancer's work. In addition, a researcher, Reese Jones, replacing cannabis by a placebo, notes the same percentage of errors in both cases. Concerning animal experimente, we are not, let us repeat, laboratory men, but others are. And Snyders, who is, clearly says: "The validity of explaining human behavior from the effects of drugs on mice and rats is not particularly clarifying." Until otherurise proved, clinical experience prevails. And we have already demonstrated before that nothing justifies Mr Nahas's misleading slip relying, in addition, on the most unacknowledged ghosts of the population, such as shrinking of the testicles or sterility. b`rom the Social Point of View Despite the publicstion of many reports such as the Schaffer commiasion's ~ in the United States or Ledain's in Canada, everything keeps going on as if society needed a scapegoat to ward off its fears. In the present French context, using parents' legitimate fears about drugs serves to turn people away from real problems such as the lack of a policy for the young, the deficiencies of the school system, the economic problems, scandals, etc... On these grounds, 5,000 serious addicts ar~ not enough to create coll.ective fear. In return, hashish can mobilize hundreds of thousands of people, anxious about their children's �uture. The result is that, in 1979, 10,000 youths were questioned by the police at the risk of being included in a medical-police file which could often definitively demage their futures. Other tens of thousand feel threatened and in solidarity with the former. 46 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 FYom a political point of vies, it is a grave error; from the human point of view, it is a cataetrophe; from a druga point of view, it is a monstrosiCy: already youth alcoholism is taking a huge leap forward, perfectly legal producCs, euch as atain removere and glu~s, are used with infinitely graver riaka. When will thie madness stop? Or should we think then that hashish is only a pretext to let fascisa? take another step in our country. Inaction cn Drugs Condemned Paris LE MONDE in French 2 Feb 80 pp 1, 13 [Article by Pierre Zarka, MJCF secretary general, deputy (PC) of the Seine-Saint-Denis: "I Persist and Subscribe"] [Text] The least that can be said is that the MJCF [Communist Youth Movement of France] position calling youth to reject and fight drugs is cauaing an uproar. And this is good. It would have been a pity, even serious, had such an important struggle escaped notice. I will not re-examine here the medical aspects of the destructions entailed by drugs. That is clear to everybody. Only some who have decided to see nothing and hear nothing try ro oppose the Coue method to scientific demonatrations or historical experience. I would like to make several statements: ~ 1) We have been witnessing for some time a new popularization campaign relying on the trickiest of quibbles. For example this wounding comparison with alcohol. Besides trying to give us a very bad report, it is dishonest to campare alcohol and drugs. It is the abuse of alcohol which hurts and the "minimum consumption" of drugs which damages. To drink a glass is not to flee, a"~oint" is and is done for that very reason. Finally, we are reacting to a campaign in fauor of drugs. Were anyone to call youth to use drunkenness as a means of evasion, we would react in the same way; 2) Who profits by such a c;ampaign? Not those who die or who wear them- selves out. Maybe, on the contrary, those who, because they exploit others, prefer to see people flee into the {magination rather than compete ~ with them in the real world. Yes, drugs are a means of oppression for big capital. I will remind you that our reason for being, us coa~unists, is precisely to struggle until extinction of in~uaticea. And one must be blind not to see how the power of the press, who have done everything against the gaspi on the sub~ect of petroleum and the Arab countries, for safety belts and the need to have road rules...are so discrete on the 47 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02108: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 _ consequences of drug consumption. The arguers are not always able to explain the weakness through which the avante-gardists, as likable as Nixon and his followers, authorize drug conaumption...Could it be a aolution to the explosions of anger in Harlem? 3) Whoever felt a*_tacked has put himself in his place. There is nothing I can do about it. But I must say that a good many youths, workers, teachers are scandalized by this blackmail: "If you, communists, say that you are against drugs, why then do yau attack one or another socio- professional group?" It is right to ask why. Thus we should take refuge in a coward and accomplice silence and let youth suffer the attack of drugs, their traffic, their popularization. They do not know us well. There is in these furious cries following my article in L'HUMANITE, some- thing resembling a pitiable political maneuver. My article appeared in L'HUMANITE on 25 October. November and December went by without anybody budging. And then, all of a sudden, in January, some start saying: "Zarka threatens us." I am hanpy that this is not the speed with which hand laborers and intellectuals defend their liberties; 4) Finally, I have found cut that since my comrades and I have made of druge something that can be ~ought instead of a calami.ty which one watches, powerleas, youths, parenCs, teachera, and physiciana have decided to fight against this poison. Certainly it is this process that is driving shy ministers by turns to stop being silent. Yes, we are very determined to struggle for life. 9341 CSO: 5300 48 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 FRANCE DRUG EDUCATION TRACTS CITED, EFFECTS DISCUS~ED Paris LE MONDE in French 24 Jan 80 p 14 _ [Passages enclosed in slantlines printed in italics] [TextJ The General Union for National Education (SGFN-CFDT [French Democratic Confederation of Labor)) of tae Creteil Academy released a communique "urging union sections in the lycees to distribute extensively the pamphlet [on drugsJ that had been circulated at the Darius Milhaud Lycee, about which everyone is talking and which no one has read." This _ action follows an aflministrative investigation requested by the Creteil Rectorate ensuing the distribution by some 10 teachers of the Kremlin Bicetre Lycee of a pamphlet enti- tled "Str.uggle Not Moralizing." This document which we are publishing today aroused many reactions among the Villejuif (Val de Marne) communist organizations relayed by a few news- papers, L'HUMANITE among them. This "affair" led to four teachers from the Darius Milhaud Lycee being summoned by the police. The case was referred to Jacques Barr~t, minister of health and social security. "They continue to make the public believe that the incrim- inated teachers are vindicating drugs," a fact which, according to SGEN, is aimed, beyond the slanderous press campai~n, at allowing "professional prohibitions." ide publish below the texts of: y 1) The pamphlet of Pierre Zarka, secretary general of the Communist Youth Movement of France (MJCF), entitled "Struggle N~t Drugs: To Fight For Life," and circulated in late November 1979; 2) The answer to that pamphlet, circulated by SGEN-CFDT, SNES (National Union - of Secondary School Teachers) and SNETP-CGT (technical education) militants and entitled "Struggle: Not Moralizing:" 4~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ~ "Struggle, Not Drugs" "It i.s high time communists stated very loudly the e~tent of their opposition to drugs. The rPspect and love of life and mankind is at the root of our struggle and entire policy: we fight anything that could destroy it. Drug use has dreadful ~ffects: some af the organism's cells are attacked, behavior changes, personality becomes the prey of deep neuropsychological unbalances, memory is disturbed, visual sharpness weakened and reproductive ability uncertain. It imposes an endless ascalation which destroys free- dom. It undermines the possibility to act, persevere, want and be. Death is someti.mes at the end of the trip. Young people spring forth into the world and they only encounter crises. For some, drugs will be the desperate answer to this terrible confrontation~ they - believe the struggle against a monstruous society is lost before it has even _ begun and their lives doomed to defeat. But this cry of revolt is also a destructive gesture: it cannot leave us indifferent, all the less as it is becoming a real social phenomenon. Drugs are not synonymous with happiness, but with unhappiness; not with love or Urotherhood, but with solitude; and not with revolution, but with resigna- tion. They lead to having contzmpt for one's own life and its value; how then can a perscin d.emand that society respect the individual when that person does not respect his own self? How can a person fail to see that drugs deeply affect the determination and tenacity essential to the struggle? As a rule, parti- sans of the liberalization of drugs have abandoned the idea of changing ~ reality and participating in the liberating struggle; they no longer hope and they dismiss equally exploiters and exploited, oppressors and oppressed. - Lying in wait for any opportunity, great bourgeoisie made no mistake about it. It understood that an increase in drug use meant passivity, acceptance, assent to its directives, which it is seeking so tenaciously under the word "consen- , sus." Not only are the big trafficking bosses never caught, but, through, its press, the bourgeoisie is orchestrating a regular campaign of vulgarization which gives drug use the appearance of irreversibility by magnifying the phe- nomenon. tiere, it is the newspaper LIBERATION which glorifies ~~gettirg high" in the name of loathingfor the bot~rgeois society. There, it is the question- able debate on soft and hard drugs which may be of interest to the physician ~ but ensnares society. Elsewhere, a regular intellectual terrorism engulfs minds, leads them in measured steps toward drug taking to "emulate the others" (according to numerous studies, the main reason among young people), stan- dardizes the conformism of despair and reduce: to silence all but a few courageous ones. Drugs, this terrible entrapment for each of their victims, also change into a 9 formidable social weapon to obtain this famous ~onsensus of young people through indifference: the result could be far deeper and lasting than any 50 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 political maneuver: Moreover, the method is not new: let us recall rhe Indians' tragedy whose will to resist floundered; in the 19th century, the weakening of sectione~ nf the Chinese people sodden with opium; colonial decrees organizing the "product's" distribution; and the GIs' madness, high on "grass" between two massacres. The United StAtes which produced Al1 the - obsc.urantisms--the KKK, McCarthyam, racism, political assassinations and mad killers--now forms 42 million drug addicts. The cult of negativism, nothaigness for lack of essentials and abnegation of self and others, is at the heart of the great bourgeoisie's ideological arsenal: the crowning manipulation is that its very victims adhere to this life-style and defend it: - Resolutely and without complacency, we must convince the young peoplE to fight , against drugs. To be sure, each person is free to lead his life as he sees fit. " Or rather, should be. As for the freedom to be unhappy, big capitalism takes care of that very efficiently. On the other hand, the right to be happy is another, more difficult matter: it is an unrelenting struggle. After all, it is the reason one becomes a communist. To participate or not is a responsi- bility nor.e can escape and for which each person must preserve the best he has -~b to offer. We all need it. Through the centuries, mankind has owed its progress to this struggle for hap- piness. It will not stop. In order to continue, contempt for life must not triumph." "Struggle! Not Moralizing!" "In an article signed by P Zarka and entitled "Struggle, Not Drugs," the JCs [Communist youthsJ give the Val de Marne secondary school students a free lecture in ethics. And what a lecture: It is childish, superficial, accom- panied by hasty, unanswerable and very unpractical judgments. Let us forget the comic situation in which Zarka places himself by proposing, as a type of struggle, membership in the JC"s, these same JCs having gained notoriety during the strike for the readmission of Rodriguez (a school attendant working at the Darius Milhaud Lycee in Kremlin Bicetre (Val de Marne), fired at the beginning of the last term , later reassigned to the Robespierre Municipal Secondary School in Vitry), as it happened, a notoriety gained through inter- - ventions against a committed struggle. Therefore, it is not surprising that, deprived of real prospects of struggle, our cocky youths leave for Katmandu: Let us, however, look closer at this edifying text. To prove his point, Zarka needs to: /Rewrite history:/ American Indians did not get crushed by European expansionism, followed by nascent Eurapean imperialism, but by a lack of will due to a heavy use of drugs. As we learned from our moralists, the Chinese sodden with opium never succeeded in making the revolution. The massacres of Indochinese populations were not due to the imperialist war but to a few soldiers (GIs) armed to the teeth. It is so much more simple that way: 51 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 /Reinvent ttie medicine oE fear:/ Drugs, without distinction, have dreadful effects (loss of sight, impotence, madness). Moreover, this does not prevent Zarka from omitting other drugs, particularly deadly in France, like alcohol. To be sure, when ads for Ricard ~ are piiblished throughout L'HUMANITE or a"Miss Humanisette" is being elected with much pageantry, one is in a poor position to raise this problem. /1'ractice mixing facts:/ Of course, LIBE and those who differentiate between soft and hard drugs are : being manipulated by the big bourgeoisie and traffickers. It is thus implied that they are their accomplices. Once this little simplifying clearing job - accomplished, Zarka can take the liberty of playing with great philosophical concepts like drugs, life and the triumphal march of mankind and acting as a moralist by condemning "without demagogy" those who do not respect themselves. Well, no comrades, it is not that simple: And we believe that youths cannot - be satisfied with such a superficial vision of the situation. Marx explains materialism as the analysis of concrete situations, which must result in the death of philosophy,if it is well done. Let us then push on with the analysis. /We are fighting for life,/ but not for just any life. Not that of the Shah of Iran or, as the opponents of abortion explain it, fetuses. Neither do we fight for the defense of this dog's life led by many of today's people. Under these terms, we do not believe we have the right to pass any moralizing judgment on those who cannot bear it (suicides or slow - suicides through alcohol or hard drugs). We r_an only try to persuade them to re~oin our struggle for collective emancipation. "Dishones* Mixing of Facts" Can we be satisfied with speaking about drugs in general terms? It tak~s a good amount of dishonesty to mixed the effects of, for example, marihuana and heroin: The wholQ population of South Yemen uses a drug called "kat," a fact which did not prevent it from chasing the English colonizer and setting up in his place a socialist government which, furthermore, did not prohibit the use of that drug. More recently, the masses of Nicaragua, great users of marihuana, did not stand on ceremony to overthrow Samoza and make great strides toward socialism. To be sure, in Europe, the use of soft drugs is not a natural ' social fact: people go much more easily for deadly drugs (alcohol, sleeping pills, tobacco) which irreversibly destroy nervous cells for the one, alter chromosomes for the other, etc. It is true, however, that those drugs are profit-earning, especially for the state. The ignorance and obscurantism favored by some, make it possible to regroup anything that is consumed under the fearful name of drugs. 52 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 ~ All things considered, who pro~its ~rom the confusion thus maintained? Obviously, the traffickers and those who cover them in the government. Those are the responsible people whom Zarka challenges very little, prefering to tackle the victims from his moralizing soapbox. _ In the face of these accusations would a more delicately shaded, enlightened and responsible attitude be considered as a solution? An attitude which would be based on, firstly, information to youths on all drugs, without exceptions and mixed facts, and, secondly, on a liberalization of the sale of soft drugs. Would not the free sale of soft drugs, "H," marihuana, ki~ and a strict medical control be the only means of demystifying this problem and avoid the classic escalation leading youths from discontent to revolt, revolt to soft drugs and, sometimes, from the latter to hard drugs: either because they are lured through the influence of a psychological manipulation (sustained mixing of facts) by a certain press, thus valorizing their use; or because they are being pushed by traffickers who, exploiting this confusion criminally, try to get them to use hard drugs. We know those lycees in the vicinity of which, without hiding from the police, traffickers sell small quantities of low- priced heroin; then, they suddenly stop the supply to start selling again afterwards at top price: . In any case, we must fight for true information about the various drugs and their respective danger without minimizing them (heroin, LSD, alcohol), but also without dramatizing them ("H," kif, marihuana). . Why should there not be a debate on the subject at the students' village? In conclusion, it seems clear to us that the liberalization of soft drugs, medical and not police control, as well as broad information would be the current means of coping with control--and, therefore, power which the mob has over the drug market in a capitalist society--and with police repression. They would only be partial measures. � The general solution to this problem can only be found within a socialist society and collective emancipation making it then possible to study what influences behavior (medicines, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) so that decisions concerning the measures to be taken will come from all the people involved. ~ 6857 CSO: 5300 53 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 FRANCE BRIEFS MORPHINE-BASE SEIZED--Ztao Danish citizens, Ivan Goranof, and his wife, Mrs Petersen-Goranof, were questioned on Sunday 16 March at Orly air- port as they were on their way from Istanbul to Copenhager. Z'hey had with them a suitcase with a false bottom in which was found 3.7 kilo- grams of narcotic thought to be morphine-base [for conversion into heroinJ. ~'he central drug control office will handle the investigation. [Text] [Paris LE MONDE in F`rench 19 Mar 80 p 15] IRANIAN HEROIN INE'LUX--The French police are concerned by the influx, onto the Paris drug market, of brown heroin originating in Irano [Text] [Paris ~ LE POINT in French 10 Mar 80 p 43] CSO: 5300 i 54 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 SWITZERLAND SEIJTENCES OF HCROIRT SMUGGLERS UPFIEi,D ON APPEAL Zurich NEI1E ZUERCf~R ZEITUI~G in German 29 Feb 80 pp 27-28 ~~rticle by emr: ~~~ftermath of a Drug Tria7.~r ~ex~ We cax~ried a fh].1 report of the trial before the local court in Bua- lach early last r~ovember. Two Italian national.s from Vex~ona, the 26 year-old plumber I~tario Cassiolari and hi8 one-and-one-~~a1.f yeas older accomplice, RafYaela Patania, were sentenced. to ten and to six years hard labor for smuggling 11 kilograms of he~in. Dieantime, the agpeal px~ceedinga have run their oouree. The most nr~table diffez~ence to the earlier trial was that the principal defendant was absent this time. Caesiolari man,aged to escape from the dietrict jail in Buelach on 1 Deaember 1979. The seoond criminal divi.eion of the Zurich Court of Appeale made only alight rewisions; it added one year to the woman'a sentence, increasing it to aeven yeare. One may aak whether _ it makee eense to pass on the appeal of a criminal ~aho has flad from ~ue~tioe. ~ Paragraph 423 of the Code of Crimi.nal procedure etatea: "The appelant's nor~ attendance at the appeal proceedings xithout proper cause is conaidersd tant- amount to yrithdra~?el of the appeal." The que8tion is whether flee3ng ~st3ce is coneidered "pr~per cauae." AQxever that may be, the courts have adopted this particular oourae, basing it on considerations which can be accepted. Dru~s for American t~arket There are some rather revealing additions to be made to our earlier report. First, a brief summaz~r of the facts. The two smug~l.ers had arri.ved in Zurich on a fli~t from Bang~COk on 11 June 197g, to continue their trip to Italy by 1and. I)uring the customs inspection at the airport ofPicials dieco- vered at least 11 kilograms of hemin hidden i.n the falae bottoms of the cougle's four suitcasea- the larg+es~~ quantity ever seized i.n Switzerland of this drug which is oonsidered the mos~t dange2bus of a11. The "market value" of the 11 kilo~rsms of He~roin is estimated at about 10 mil.lion Swiss francs. Given such an amount of money, the expenaes involved are a minor ma,tter.The _ ooet of the couple's trip came to araut 16,000 S~riss franca in a7.1 and they would have received 10,000 Sr,risa france for their t2rouble, according to Cas- siolari. On the wa;~ to Ban~cok, Cassiolari paid out almost 1000 S~?riss francs for excess baggag+e and on the i?ay back, more than 5,400 S`Wiss france for the 55 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 firet-class surchar~e, There was a reaaon for both expenditures. On the way out, the suitcasee were stuffed f~a.ll of clothea so that the 11 kilo~~;rtams of heiroin on the way bac~; would not ehow up ae exces~ weight and thue arouse the suepicion of the customa inspectore; the e~:cees clothin~ vras left behind in Bangi-ok. On the return flight there was no space available in touriat class. The return flight, it appears, cou].d rwt be del~yed; at at~y rate, the additional 5,400 S~aiss francs we~e no object. It seems that the hesnin was intended to reach drug dealera in the United States. DEA, the U.S. Dru~ Enforcement ~:dministration, had learned that as mar~y as ten drug couriers Kere aent to Ban~ok around 25 ?~ta,7 lg7g with orciera to s~uggle aome 80 kilograms of heroin into Ita1y for subeequent shipment to the United Statee. . ' Girl Friend Feigna Innocence After de~ying the charg~a for some time, Casaiolari made a partial confeesiott _ of guilt. To do a friend a favor, he had agx~eed to smuggl,e some jexelry back to ~urope; .but the friend had bmught him the drugs instead of the ~ew~elry. Ca~siolari flxrther stated that he knew nothing of any of the details and that he waa in no way involved with an international gang of drug dealers. Fbr her part, Cassiolari's aompanion feigned complete in:wcence. She had wanted to gn on vacation with him, but her husbgnd was a~ot to know. No~r, her husband runs a plumbing business in Veroaa together with Cas$iolari. and there ie reaeon to believe that the two are not meraly bueixiess partners. Raffaela aleo said that ehe gave no thought to the question why their four old suit-. cases were suddenly exchanged for new ones in Ban~ok. Hoxever i.mplaueibla her story aounded, she never changed her tune. ds for the fact that her circle of friends and acqua3ntances included a number of fig~u~es of the drug acene well-known to the police, she claimed to be hearing this for the first time in court. But the judges wou].d neither believe that she was the ignorant paramour of an odc~job smuggler, nor that she was his innocent compani.on taken along for camouflage purposes. The judg~es were convinced that the accused was ~lly axare of the purpose, the deatination and the logistice of the trip. 56 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 Serious Case ~ There was no queetion; Raff~ela xas an accomplice and, there was a gang aspect to the crime. The defendanta were th~ught to be at 1 east "medium-level" - members of the gang. But in this regard the Zurich court differed with the lower court, etating that gang activity is simiiarly defined by the crimina7. oode nnd the narootics law, although the latter omits the word "contiiiuous." Given the quantity of clruga involved �-11 kilo~rams of heroin- thi.s is 3.ndeed a serious case. 'rTe mi~t mention in closing that the Appeals Court had precious few kind words to say about Mrs Patania's defense counsel, who had also represented Caeaiolari during the actusl iavestigation. Even before the ma.ddle of July counsel had been given a~cess to the interrogation reoorde and to the defen- dante themeelves. But couneel had brazenly denied this; in fact, he had tr3ed deliberately to mislead the oour~t. 9478 CSO: 5300 57 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000200074410-1 , i ~i ~ , i ~ -i TURKEY ~ ; ~ ~ i I j i ' BRIEFS i HEROIN SEIZED--Gaziantep security forces seized 4 kg of pure heroin in a , house on Cumhuriyet Street used as a workshop for the manufacture of heroin. Five persons were detained in connection with the incident. An investigation is in progress. (Ankara Domestic Service in Turkish 1400 GMT 6 Mar 80 TA] CSO: 5300 END 58 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000200070010-1