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APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY J~PRS L/9642 2 April 1~981 Worldwide Re ort 1 p NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS CFOUO 15/81) FBIS FOREIGN BROADCAST INFORMATION SERV~CE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 NOTE - JPRS publicat~ons contain information primarily from foreign newspapers, an~ books, but also from 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 supplied by JPRS. Processing indicators such as [Text] or [Excerpt] in the first line of each item, or following the last line of a brief, indicate how the original information was processed. 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FSPE;CTADOR, 6 Feb 81) 14 1'r;if.fickF~rs, 40 K; ]os ot Cacaine Scized (E1. t~;SPECTAllOR, 29 Jan 81~ 16 - Army Co:pnral, Ci.viliana Seized With Marihuana (EL ESPECTADOR, 27 Jan 81) 18 Briefs Cocaine Seized at A,irport 19 Jailed Trafficker Electrocuted 19 ~ - b - FOR OFFICiAL USE bNL"Y APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 i FOR 0~'FICIAL USE ONLY ~ CUBA Garcia Meza, Arce Connection With Drugs Noted (Joaquin Rivery; GRANMA WEEKLY REVIEW, 22 Feb 81) 20 _ ' PANAMA ' Briefs - Cocaine Smuggler Arrested 22 - Cocair.e Smuggling 22 - VFNEZUELA Editorial Voicea Concern Over Drug Traffic Penetration (Editorial; EL DIARIO AE CARACAS, 8 Feb 81) 23 Police Action Net~ 17 Arreats of Traffickesa, ilsers - (EL LTNIVERSAL, 8 Feb 81) 24 Briefs 'Itao Traffickers Arrested 25 NFAR EAST AND NOR'i'H AFRICA IRAN Briefa 400 Kilos Opium Seized 26 SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA DJIBOUTI - - Cabinet Halts Speculation in Qat _ (LA NATION DJIBOUTI, 19 Feb 81) 27 Briefs , Hash, Opium Seized 30 WEST EUROPE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Istanbul-Frankfurt-Berlin Heroin Ring Broken Up (DER TAGESSPIEGEL~ 14 Feb 81) 31 - FRANCE Algerians Arrested at Vitry With Thai Heroin ~ (Jean Paillardin; LE FIGARO, 23 Feb 81) 33 Latin American Connection in Cocaine, Other Drug Seizurea (Irina de Chikoff; LE FIGARO, 2 Mar 81) 36 - c - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY ' APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 r~ux u.~~r'LC1F>L US~ UNLY Briefs Morphine Manufacturers Sentenced 38 Cocaine Seizure 38 Cocaine Smuggling 38 UNITED KINGDOM Tug's Capture 'Smashes International Drugs Ring' (Various aources, varioua dates) 39 'Sea Rover' Chased in Channel, by Guy Rais Drugs Spotted in Channel Channel Cannabie Warning, by Charles Laurence Seamen To Face Court ~ - d - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-00850R040340100005-2 - BURN.~A BRIEFS ` OPIUM SEIZED IN PEGU---Pegu, 26 Feb--A police party led by No (1) Police Stat~ion _ Co~ander U Kaung Sein seized two viss of raw opium from the house of Daw Khin Myint of Kyidawgon lst Street here on the night of 21 February. The police arrested Tin Htoo, Aung Soe Lin and Ko Pwa who were involved in the transaction of opium. The police party later seized one more viss of opium from inside Tin Htoo's bedroom. Police are taking action against the three under the Narcotic Drugs Law.--(063) [Text] [kangoon THE WORKING PEOPLE'S DAILY in English 28 Feb 81 p 8] CRACKDOWN ON DRUG ABUSE---Rangoon, 1 March--Police arrested 42 men and four women under the Narcotic Drugs Law in various townships in Rangoon Division in - January 1981. Of the total of 35 cases opened against them under the Narcotic Drugs Law, one was connected with opium, four with heroin, 16 with marijuana and 14 with failure to receive treatment. Police seized .010 k~.logrammes of opium, - 4.75 grammes of heroin, 7.327 kilogrammes of marijuana and ~wo hypodermic syringes from the offenders. (H) [Text] [Rangoon THE WORKING PEOPLE'S DAILY in English 4 Mar 81 p 8] ~ CSO: 5300 ! I I _ I 1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 HONG KONG ~ BRIEFS HEROIN PEDDLING CENTER SMASHED--Hongkong, Mar. 8(AFp)--Customs officers here - yesterday smashed a suspected heroin peddling center and seized 2.4kg (5.3 lbs) of No. 3 heroin valued at 200,000 U.S. dollars. Following intensive investiga- tions, the officers intercepted a 13-year-old girl in Tsz Wan Shan shortly after 3 p.m, and found on her 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) of No. 3 heroin. Subsequent raids led to the seizure af 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs) of heroin and the arrest of four men and a woman. A quantity of dangerous drug cutting paraphernalia was also seized. Those arrested have been charged with possession of dangerous drugs for unlawful - traf.ficking and will appear in court tomorrow. ~Text] ~Taipei THE CHINA PpST in Engiish 10 Mar 81 p 6] CSO: 5300 . 2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 II~IDIA BRIEFS COURSE ON DRUG CONTROL--The 12-day international trainin~ course-cum-seminar on narcotics control and enforcement concluded in New Delhi today. The course, which was organized by the Directora~e of Training, Customs and Central Excise, - was attended by 19 representatives from 7 neighboring countries. The seminar covered a wide spectrum of sub~ec*s relating to drug law enforcement and con- sidered training arrangements for officers in this field. The seminar had provided a forum for free exchange of views about the systems nf narcotics cun- - trol in the participating countries, the organizational and legislative arrange- - ments and operational techniques adopted fo r the purpose. [Text] [BK221025 Delhi Domestic Service in English 1530 GMT 20 Mar 81 BK] CSO: 5300 3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 , II~TDONES IA BRIEFS FIVE MORPFIINE DEALERS ARI'~ESTED--Jakarta, Monday--A Jaka.rta gang of morphine dealers - was arrested toward the end of January by the Metro Jaya 7th Police Region Command, r~RDEKA learned today. The five members of the gang, who were picked up separately, usually distributed the narcotic in the vacinity of Kancil and Lusupan Alleys in Tanah Tinggi. The police raid yielded only 5 grams of brown morphine powder as evidence. MERDEKA learned that the five arrested were TTL, of Keamanan Street in , the Keagungan, Mangga Besar neighborhood, THL, from Mangga Besar, THT and FSR, with adresses in Galur, Central Jakarta, and Sym, residing at Keamanan Street, Wes t Jakarta. Police report that one of the gang is a chronic narcotics offender who had ~ust been released from Cipinang Prison. They also say that besides being traffickers, the five were habitual drug users themselves. It is zot cl.ear where the gang obtained its morphine supply. The Metro Jaya 7th Police Region Cou~and conducted the raid on 22 January 1981. [Text] [Jakarta MERDEKA in Indonesian 10 - Feb 81 p 3] 9792 CSO: 5300 _ 1~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 JAPAN BRIEFS _ STIMULANT DRUG ARRESTS--Kyoto 3 Mar ICYODO--Five gangsters and 63 others have _ been arrested here in connection with largest stimulant drug trafficking opera- a tion ever unearthed in Kyoto, police said Tuesday. Police also seized 90 grams of stimulants with a street value of yen 27 million. Arrested were Sueo Ota, 37, and four other members of the Okuta-Gumi gangster organization, along with 63 people suspected of buying stimulants from them. naelve of the customers were high school students or teenagers. Police said Ota's group had been operating from a number of apartments in southern Kyoto since 1973, but recently had set up a new and elaho rate sales hideout. Using a rent.2d room e~ith a triple door and electronic locks; police claim, the group sold stimulants 24-hours-a-day through the letter-box or a special slot window in a"vending machine" type process. Police estimate the group handled 40 or 50 customers.a day, with monthly sales totaling around yen 25 million. [TextJ [Tokyo KYODO in English 0539 GMT 3 Mar 81 OW] CSO: 5300 5 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 NEW ZEALAND BRIEFS ~ AUCKLAND DRUG RA,IDS--Auckland, Feb 10 (PA)--An early morning swoop over the city by 100 detectives and uniform police ended in 31 arrests on a total of 85 drug - and property charges. Detective Chief Inspector R.N, Ma.cdonald said more arrests would be made in the next few days, but only in "~ribs and drabs." Ma.ny of the - large number of houses visited today were ~earched under warrant. The police seized LSD, DMl~, hashish, prescription poicons ar,d cannabis. Property ~acovered included a car, stereo cassettes, photographic equipment, watches, antiques, clothing and bicycles to a total value of about $20,000. Those arrested will appear in the Auckland, Takapuna. and Henderson District Courts on charges of selling, supplying, dea.ling, cultivating and possessing class A, B and C controlled - drugs, and charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, and theft. ~Text~ ~Wellington THE EVENING POST in English l.l Feb 81 p 6~ _ CHRISTCHURCH DRUGS SYNDICATE--A 25-year-old Christchurch man changed his plea to guilty in the Auckland District Court when he faced three charges of importing drug - drugs. Murray James Ritchie, self-employed pa~.nter, was convicted and remanded in custody until March 20 for sentence by Judge Bryan Nicholson. Serge3nt Gary - Robertson said Ritchie's movements had been monitor~d hy the Christchurch police w~o were invest~gating the activities of a Christchurch drugs syndicate. On Janu- - . ary 1 Ritchie applied to the Reserve Bank f~r $2300 in overseas funds and on Jan~1- ary 21 he flew to Sydney for two days. He then f lew to America and returned to New Zealand on Februa.ry 9. Sergea.nt Robertson said Ritchie's luggage was searched when he arrived and he admitted having drugs concealed in wooden items in his suit- case. In a rolling pin and knife holder police found a total of 11,140 LSD tablets, with a street value of $77,980� Also in the holder were 19.2 grams of cannabis and - in a cutting board 31.2 grams of cocaine were found, valued at about $10,000. Police inquiries into the importation were continuing. ~Text~ ~Auckland THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD in English 27 Feb 81 p 4~ CANNA.BIS COURIER SENTENCED--Two stereo speakers brought to New Zealand were packed - with cannabis worth more tha.n $50,000, the High Court at Auckland heard yesterday. _ A 35-year-old carpenter, Allan Middlehurst, from Billinge, ~a.ncashire, pleaded gui3.ty to importing the cannabis in October 1977, and was yesterday sentenced to nine months' imprisonment by Justice Holland. The judge said Middlehurst had been used as a courier but he had known full well tha.t he was a party to an offenceo - In passing sentence, Mr Justice Holland said he took into account that the accused had pleaded guilty and that he had spent three months in prison in England before his extradition and three months in prison i.n New Zealand. [Excerpts~ ~Auckland THE NEW ZEAI~~,ND HERALD in English 28 Feb 81 p 4l _ 6 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 . - CANNAt3IS I'ARMER 3AILED--A remote cannabis plantation spotted by helicopter in the Takaka hills west of Nelson led to an 18-mQnth jail sentence being imposed in the High Court yesterdayo Edwin Francis Dutch, 30, farmer, had pleaded guilty - in the Nelson District Court to two charges of possessing cannabis for suppl5~ and ~f cultivating cannabis. Mr Justice Ongley said it was a sophisticated enterprise in a fairly remote area and difficult to detect. There was an elaborate set-up _ _ involving considerab].e planning and preparation. ~Excerpt~ ~Wellington THE _ EVENING POST in English 14 Feb 81 p 6~ CHRISTCHURCH CANNP~IS SEIZURES--The Christchurch police have seized more than - 2000 cannabis plants this summer. "This is mc~re plants than last year. A lot are in small plots in riverbeds," said Detective Senior-Sergeant R.A. Meikle, - The most popular growing spots were isolated parts of the As?~ley and Waimaka.riri riverbeds. December was the biggest month for hauls of cannabis. The police - found two big plots of 200 and 400 plants. But these hauls were small cor�~pared with two ma~'a on t?-ie West Coast early this year. About 1400 plants were uprooted _ from one spot and 500 at another. [Excerpt~ ~Christchurch THE PRESS in English . 6 Feb 81 p 1~ _ _ WHITIANGA CANNA:IS HA.UL--Hamilton--An estimated 10 kilograms of processed cannabis worth about $1~,~~0, was seized in a drugs raid by police in Whitianga over the - weekend. Five search warrants were executed on houses in Whitianga and one in - Tairua on Friday i~ight and Saturday, resulting in two arrests, Whitianga police - and drugs dPtectives trom Hamilton discovered the cannabis haul packed in bundles in one house. About 50 cannabis plants were also found, ~Text~ ~Auckland THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD in English 16 Feb 81 p 3~ WEST COAST CANNABIS HAUL--The Greymouth C.I.B. has se:~zed more than 11U0 cannabis ~ - plants, most of them 2m to 3m in height, in the last week. The plants were found growing in Blackball, along the Coast Road, and near Moana. They weiehed in total ~ 300 kilograms, and had a ~asic value of $200 a kilogram, or more than $60,000. However, broken down into small qua.~cities, they would be worth much more "than you and I would earn in a lifetime," according to a C.I.B. spokesma.n. No arrests have beez made, but inquiries are continuing. More than 3 000 plants have been seized on the West Coast this y~~ r, and the police have urged people to report any discoveries of cannabis rowing in isolated areaso ~Text~ ~Christchurch THE PRESS in English 17 Feb 81 p 2~ - CSO: 5320 _ 7 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 ~ _ PAKISTAN ' . BRIEFS NARCOTICS SEIZID, SEVEN HELD--Sargodha, March 4--The City Police have arrested six persons including a chemist for possessing large c}uantity of contraband charas, opium, wine and running two distilleries. According to City Inspector, Ch. Mohd Khan, a person Salifullah of Mianwali, was intercepted while carrying six and a half seers of contraband charas and opium worth about Rs. 20,000. His Vespa scooter was impaunded. Meanwhile, in a surprise raid, Mushtaq, Yousaf, Pitrus and Alfred - _ of Tariqabad were arrested allegedly for.running distilleries and a large quantity of contraband wine was recovered from their possession. Syed Irfan Shab, a chemist of Mohallah Maqamehyat was also arrested for allegedly possessing one gallon of liquor.--PPI [Text] [Islamabad THE MUSLIM in English 5 Mar 81 p 6] CSO: 5300 - 8 _ ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 ~ SRI LANKA BRIEFS - GANJA DESTROYED--The Police and Air Force, who were conducting ~oint combing- out operations in the ~ungles of Kataragama and Wellawaya over the weekend, detected over 50 acres of illicitly cultivated gan~a. They had uprooted and burnt over two lakhs of plants, a Police spokesman said yesterday. The Narco- tics Bureau and the Police Task Force units joined hands with the Air Force to - wipe out at least 75 per cent of the gan~a cultivations in these areas, police said. Police believe certain key businessmen are behind the cultivation of - ganja. Some of them are mudalalis from Dickwella, Matara, Wennappuwa, Grand- _ pass and Pettah. [Text] [Colombo THE CEYLON DAILY NEWS in English 24 Feb 81 p 1] CSO: 5300 9 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 - CANADA - ~ . BRIEFS ~ ~ DRUG DEALER SENTENCED--A Mersea Township man was sentenced in provincial court Monday to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and having other drugs for sale. Daniel Robert DeBergh, 22, was one of eight pezsons arrested Oct..22 following a four-month investigation by the RCMP which netted about $40,000 worth of drugs. Last June 17 DeBergh sold two grams of cocaine to an RCMP undercover agent for $250 and on Sept. 4 made another ~two-gram sale for $220. DeBergh admitted making the sales but disputed evidence that during the second sale he and the buyer discussed a deal for splitting an ounce of the drug. When he ~~as arrested at his home, a sttrip search revealesl DeBergh wa~ carrying 100 hits of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in his underwear. He pleaded guilty to possession of LSD for the purpose of trafficking. A fourth charge, trafficking in hashiah, was withdrawn. [Text] [Windsor THE WINDSOR STAR ~ - in English 10 Mar 81 p 6] - CSO: 5320 10 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 ARGENTINA - BRIEFS - DRUG TRAFFICKER IMPRISONED, F~PELLED--Buenos Aires, 18 Mar (NA)--The execu- tive branch has ordered the expulsion of Paraguayan citizen Francisco Ignacio Peralta who has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for drug traf�icking. Peralta will be expelled after he has served his sentence. [PY252247 Buer~os Aires NOTICIAS ARGENTINAS in Spanish 1335 GMT 18 Mar 81 PY] CSO: 5300 ll ' APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 BOLIVIA BRIEFS COCAINE FACTORY, ARRESTS--The National Directorate of Dangerous Substances has . reported that it has discovered a cocaine factory in Villa Santiago, E1 Alto, _ La Paz, and arrested Pedro Zegarra Choque and Roberto Gutierrez Huarco, seizing 400 grams of cocaine hydrochloride. [PY251517 La Paz PRESENCIA in Spanish lONlar81p10PY] - - TWO COCAINE FAGTORIES--La Paz, 6 Mar (TELAM)--Col Moises Schiriqui Bejarano, = commander of the Rangers Regiment of Santa Cruz, has reported that his unit has discovered two cocaine factories in Santa Cruz, the report indicates that 400 men worked day and night in the 2 factories producing about 60 kilograms of cocaine per day each. The factories belong to Roger Mendez and Amado Nallar. The security forces also found cattle, tractors, ~eeps and an airfield on the property. [PY251517 Buenos Aires TELAM in Spanish 1330 GMT 7 Mar 81 PY] COCA LEAVES SEIZED--The Bolivian armed forces have reported seizing 30,000 kilo- grams~of coca leaves in different parts of La Paz contained in 610 barrels, 621 bags and 139 bundles. [PY251517 La Paz EL DIARIO in Spanish 28 Feb 81 p 3 PY] - MORE COCA LEAVES SEIZED--La Paz, 17 Mar (AFP)--Maj Luis Cossio, ct:~ef of the Department for Control and Marketing of Coca Leaves, has reported that his de- partment has seized 80,000 kilograms of coca leaves in Sacaba, Cochabamba, worth approximately $1.3 million on the Santa Cruz market. The official com- ~ mented that the seized coca leaves could have produced 600 kilograms of cocaine. [PY251517 Paris AFP in Spanish 1532 GMT 17 Mar 81 PY] COCA PLANTATIONS--The Agriculture, Livestock and Peasant Affairs Ministry has reported that the peasants +~f the Chapare region are increasingly planting coca instead of rice and citrus. [La Paz Radio Illimani Network in Spanish 1130 GMT 21 Mar 81 PY] COCAINE MANUFACTURERS ON TRIAL--The 8th Army Division, stationed at Santa Cruz, has handed over to the courts for trial 11 persons involved in cocaine process- ing at 2 laboratories discovered along the Santa Cruz-Camiri Highway. [L~~ Paz Radio Illimani Network in Spanish 1130 GMT 20 Mar 81 PY] - CSO: 5300 - 12 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 CHILE - BRIEFS COCAINE LABORATORIES DISCOVERED--Police officers of the Fifth Brigade of Narco- tics Investigation have arrested four persons who have been accused of traffick- ing in cocaine. Along with the arrest of these persons, three laboratories for the processing of the drug were dismantled. According to what was reported yes- - terday at the Fifth Brigade headquartera, the traffickers are Fernando Pincheira Albrecht, 21 years of age; his father, Rolando Pincheira Valladares, 45 years of age, who has a civil police record as a drug trafficker and swindler; Juan . Parra Rios, 29 years of age; and Romulo Ayala Valenzuela, who has a history as _ a drug usei and trafficker. Investigators established that Pincheira Albrecht, at his father's instigation, was engaged in selling bags of cocaine in several brothels and night spots in the capital. ~ao of his steady customers were ~ _ arrested persons Parra Rios and Ayala Valenzuela who were surprised while in possession of 35 grams of narcotics which were the last purchase made from Pincheira Albrecht, to whom they had paid 1,500 pesos per gram for the drug. The civilian police stated that Ayala Parra drov2 a pickup truck in which the traffickers traveled from Valparaiso to Santiago for the purpose of acquiring . the cocaine, which they transferred and concealed in the vehicle. The drug was processed in clandestine laboratories, located at different points in the Fifth _ � Region, which were supplied by traffickers in the narthern part of the country. In additian to the arrest of several persons implicated in the affair, the po- lice seized a large quantity of the laboratory apparatus and of products destined for the processing of cocaine hydrochloride at three clandestine laboratories ~ _ located in Limache, Villa Alemana and Valparaiso. The persons arrested were plac.ed under the jurisdiction of the Fourth Criminal Court. [Text] [Santiago EL MERCURIO in Spanish 10 Feb 81 p C-5] 9204 COCAINE FACTORY--Police forces dismantled a laboratory fo~ processing cocaine in Vina Del Mar and arrested its owner, (Juan Munoz Holler), alias E1 Professor, who confessed he was the head of a ring of drug traffickers who operated throughout Chile. [PY171911 Santiago Chile Domestic Service in Spanish 1730 (1MT 17 Mar 81] CSO: 5300 . 13 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02108: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 COLOMBIA - MARIHUANA, OTHER CONTRABAND ,~.FFEGT MONEY MARKET - Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 6 Feb 81 Sec A p 9 [Text] Even though the Colombian exchange situation began to improve appreciably starting in 1968, when President Carlos Lleras established the fluctua~ing exchange ' system (with the fluctuation always in an upward direction), the dollar reserves grew rapidly only after December 1975, when coffee prices started to rise and mari- huana exporting became ver} good busin~ss. In November 1975, the gross international - reserves totaled $483.5 million, and in December 1980 they registered the sum of = - $5.4157 billion; in other words, an increase of nearly $5 billion in S years, or = an average o� $1 billion per year. This increase in reserves was a headache for the finance ministers during the period 1976-80. Since the Colombian system for controlling exchange requires the sale of foreign currency to the Bank of the Republ:tc, which pays for it with peso issues, as the dollars were generated, the medium of exchange, or money in circula- - tion, increased, and hence so did the demand and inflation. The authorities did ' everything possible to discourage the entry of dollars. There was even a phraee circulating that had been coined by a clever coffee growers calling the windows at which dollars were purchased an "unlucky teller's window." Colombian imagination in monetary affairs reached its height with the development of Dr Abdon Espinosa's "exchange certificates" system, which established a multiple exchange system subsi- dizing imports and discouraging exports (it was not applied to the new exports). _ The rendering of services abroad was penalized, and these certificates were converted in a manner that served to sterilize. a large volume of money. _ Moreover, the period for the remittance of dollars for purchases abroad was reduced, so that the dollars would be used quickly, with a limit of 150 days. The import deposit, the sale of stock certificates and other sterilizing systems were estab- lished. Now, in 1981, the situation has begun to change and, judging from the figures, it _ would appear to be doing so rapidly. The price of coffee has declined, the mari- - huana trade has been depressed, and the system of coffee quotas has cut the export volume and eliminated the contraband that we were engaged in through Curacaa. .And all this has an will have appreciable effects, as we shall observe, both on the exchange rate and on the structure of Colombia's international trade. In 1980, the average reimbursement for coffee for the entire year was $1.34 per pound, and 11.1 million bags were exported; which produced $1.985 billion. In 1981, it is 1!~ - APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 _ estimated that 9.2 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee will be�exported (plus several more thousand to countries with payment that does not affect our rating), with a product, according to the experts, of no more than $1.2185 tiillion. In other words, in 1981, the receipts from coffee alone will be reduced by $766.5 million, unless there is another frost in Brazil during July and August, which would change these ~ - calculations. Furthermore, according to reports from a Colombian newspaper, the price of marihuana = has dropped 70 percent, a figure confirmed by experts on the coast. The dollars that fail to enter Colombia for this reason are virtually impossible to count, but they are many, and may amount to hundreds of millions. And not only has the price _ been reduced, but also it is qu:.te certain that there will be a reduction in the amount exported; because, previously, the Nort:? American buyers would run the risk and come to Colombia to purchase the grass, whereas now it will be Colombians who will have to travel in order to market the commodity in the United States. But actually, what will most affect the Colombian exchange situaticn is without doubt capital turnover. A large number of Colombian business firms, faced with the impossiblity of obtaining internal credit and of supporting their business, have resorted to dire~t credit abroad. These figures are very large. In addition, many Colombians and :'oreigners, since money produced considerably more in Colombia than - in the United States, because the interest not only covered modifications in the exchange rate, but also left a remainder that could be divided, brought capital and after selling it on the black market, lent it at interest. This capital turnover, _ both in credit and investment, is very common all over the w~rld. When the interest rate in a country rises, for example, such as now in the United States, the capital from other countries goes seeking higher interest. And the situation works in the reverse direction. The increase in interest and the return on capital in the United States will cause a great deal of money that exists in Colombia both in the form of credit and investment to return to that country. And when the black dollar begins to rise, and it surely will rise witrin a short time, everyone will run to the market - to buy before the rise becomes greater, and will naturally exert considerable pres- _ sure for thQ hike. For all the forf~going reasons, there should be little doubt that the black dollar, which remained under the official exchange rate all these _ years, will soon exceed the latter. In other words, in a month or a little more, there will be very appreciable rises in the price of the black dollar that is being freely negotiated throughout the country. - It is obvious that the rise in the black dollar will immediately affect that market, - and it is possible t?iat there will be an increase in contraba~nd of exports of cer- tain products, such as sugar, in the sales of cornmcdities over the Venezuelan and - Ecuadorean borders and, later on, in the price of official market imports, wherein it would no: be worthwhile to underbill any longer and, in addition, there wi11 be a reduction in th~ official income for services. But this is so extensive that we shall leave the analysis of other effects for next week. 2909 CSO: 5300 ~5 - APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 COLOMBIA i TRAFFICkr.RS, 40 KILOS OF CaCAINE SEIZEB Bogota EL ESPFCTADOR in Spanish 29 Jan 81 Sec A p 24 [Text] In an operation carried out in the vicinity of Suba, in northwest Bogota, members of the Antinarcotics Group attached to the Office of the Attorney General ~ of the Nation seized 40 kilograms of coca~ine with a high degree of purity, and captured three drug traffickers with international connections. In the same operation, �ive late-model cars which had been equipped to conceal drugs were confiscated. The action took place at the El Amarredero gas station, located a mere 100 meters from the DAS [Administrative Department of Security] academy, in Suba. Those captured were identified as Jose Fernando Bernal Santacoloma, Jose Felipe Vargas Useche and Guillermo Cepeda Mendoza. Vehicles Seized The vehicles that were seized include a truck with license plates AI-1319, two - Toyotas with license plates ND-0730 and KA-4712, a Datsun sports car and a Nissan with automatic transmission. - It was reported that, so as not to arouse suspicion among the residents, the members of the ring arrived at the gas station in their luxury cars, with the pretext of going to eat or enjoy a drink while their vehicles were camouflaged to hide the - drugs. When this work had been done, they disappeared from the scene, so as later to ship the cocaine abroad. The coca was hidden in the front doors of the vehicles, in the upholstery and in the engine. Al1 of the foregoing was done about 1900 hours in the evening, a time when the section was without electric power. Neighbors of DAS The authorities were perplexed at the brazen manner in which the cocaine traffickers operated, since it did not matter to them at all that the "center of operations" 16 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02148: CIA-RDP82-44850R000300104405-2 was located a mere 100 meters from the academy of one of the top-ranking s~ate security agenctes. - ~'he members of the Antinarcotics Group are conducting the respective investig2tion aimed at locating the whereabouts of the other members of the ring. It was also reported that the site was visited by various individuals who went there for the purpose of supplying themselves with small amounts for personal use. P i ,~t - . , . ; ; � . ~ , ; : . . , ~ _ ~ ~ d. t ` 7 &; ' I I Ip I ~ I ~V + , i ~ ; t+ ~s . ~ ~ , q, � }t'.: _ ' 'i, ~ : j , : . " ~ ~ ~ r . , ~t.. ' ~ ~ . ~ ^ s: ~ ~ . _ . ii< _ . � ~ i,-.~. - ;f Y A. -0 ' 4 ui ' ~ ~ ~ ~ jx r..* .~r"~; s _ ~r ~ , x'~ I ~~d~ ~ ar x: r . ~ ~ 4~ } ~ .iF~. a . + ~1~ y . f . - . y .j. ' 'X}�h'3 t~ p i '}'.~"i ` Y'... ':i. jfs S..I,, ~ y X'x ~f � /b+'~% y K s,.~~` ~ ; A . ~ Y : s . ~ _ _ - , . ,-t Jose Fernando Bernal, Jose Felipe Vargas Useche and Guillermo Cepeda Mendoza, who were captured with 40 kilograms of cocaine. _ 2909 CSO: 5300 17 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 COLOMBIA ARMY CORPORAL, CIVILIANS SEIZED WITH MARIHUANA Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 27 Jan 81 Sec p 25 [Text]~A second corporal of the National Army, identified as Jose Gonzalo Franco - Castillo, and private citizens Sergio Orgaciza ~nd Guillermo Coronel Rodriguez were captured by a police patrol when they were riding in a Ford 350 truck in - ~which they were transporting 13 bales of pr~ssed marihuana, 5 carbines and a - _ pistol. The captu~e of the drug traffickers took place in the locality of La Ye, in the jurisdiction of the Guajira section of San Juan, in the course of an operation - carried out by several police units last weekend. In addition to the marihuana shipment, the agents seized the truck, three M-1 car- bines, a San Cristobal carbine, a 22-caliber carbine and a Beretta pistol. As a result of the first investigative action, it was established that Franco Castillo, the second corporal included among those captured, who was wearing his regular uniform, belongs to the Rondon Cavalry group with headquarters in Buenavista. 2909 - CSO: 5300 18 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 COLOMBIA BRIEFS . COCAINE SEIZED AT AIRPORT--Units from the Antinarcoti.cs Group of the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation seized a shipment of 5 kilograms of cocaine, which had been concealed in two suitcases with false bottoms, a.t the E1 Dorado airport. - The new bloti~ at the drug traffic took place at 0800 hours Tuesday morning, when the individual carrying the two bags, who was captured and identified as Ricardo Hernan- ~ dez Londono, of Colombian nationality, was about to take off for San Juan, Puerto Rico, on SAM fli;ht 502. The ac.cused was sent to the DAS [Administrative Department of Securityl t~ turned over to the pertinent judge, while the alkaloid shipment was stored ~iL a security vault in the Attorney General's Office until its destruc- tion is ord_red. [Text] [Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 29 Jan 81 Sec A p 16] 2909 ~ JAILED TRAFFICKER ELECTROCUTED--An inmate of the National Model Jail who had been arrested for drug trafficking died~as a result of electrocution inside the jail - - yesterday af ternoon. Hernan Paramo, agea 31, made contact with a cable while a _ short-circuit was occurring. [Text] [Bogota EL TIEMPO in Spanish 5 Feb 81 Sec C p 6] 2909 CSO: 5300 19 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 - ~UBA P - GARCIA MEZA, ARCE CONNECTION WITH DRUGS NOTED _ Havana GRANMA WEEKLY REVIEW in English 22 Feb 81 p 5 [Article by Joaquin Rivery] [Text] � SEVER~L WEEKS aher t}ie Boliviaa coup d'etat of luly 17, 1980~ the two Luisa in pawer _ - Luii Gare(o Meu and Lui~ Aree G6mez - . weat into a ~eriee of tanerume thar would have put the worzt ipoiled bnt ta ahame, 1'he cawe of the ucrou wae that It had been made known all over the wodd tlut the two of them and their "musi~ters" had been accused of control~ ling': traffic in cocaine. - The hivo Lui~a . responded br announcing an - allout offeneive ~gunst narcotica, They gave the news aHencia "scoop~" about atresu and "ieizures" of luge amonntt of . cocalne, - But. it see~ a~ if all their effora to cover - vp were of no avdl, Only a few day: aQo, the Sp~ril:h nevv~ `gency EFE made it ~nown that Bolivia geta a 60~percent cut of the 2000 million dollar~ made eaeh year from the illegal traffic of cocaine bctwan Peru, Ecuador Colombia and Bolivia. Thet'a 1200 million do7lar~, more or les~. ' It'a true th~t many persons have been arreated , and acGUSed of�tr~fficking in cocaine, Since,july of la~t year, Bolivia'a j+~il~ hsve been p~cked witM poor pea~enta who had been growing coca. ' It'a not "j~:stice'~" fault lE the peasants acted on their own inatead of dealing with the agents of tfie two Luixe. The~re fighting stiff competi- don in the narcotia market, As for the rest of the story~ read the news dispatch that follows: "LA PAZ, ~olivia. Februer~c� 9 (AFP), - Bolivia now ha~ i0 new millionairw thank~ to the f~bulous proiit in cocaine traffic ~ccording to a report 1e+ued hete tod~y by tfie Interna ~ tiond Narcodc~ Controt Board." N~turally; the Board doea not reved nema. But if the two Luiaes ahd their "ddp" have become wealthy~ we can aaaure you th~t none of them is new ~t . this kind of busina~, be- cau:e they've bern in . it for quite some time. However, they ~uust be ~iven due rs~pect, ba cause, after ~Il, one of the Luisa - Garcfa Meu is the, pnaident of the country, and ~ _ the otha one - Arce Gbma - is the mini~ter ~ of the interior. . ' . � Joequin Rivery 20 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02108: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 ~ - . . ~ ~ ~ ~ . ' � _ ~ . ~ ' ~ - . ' ~~0 . ~ . " . _ . ~ ~ o . ~ ~ ~ . . ~ _ ~ ~ ~ ~ . - ~ . . ~ : . ~ D ~ . ~~~iNs- . . . . ~ . ~N eox~ , . v~ ~ ~'LL NEYE~R . . . G0~ BROKE - . . . wnr . , - . : . - ~ . , ~ � ' _ - ~ - ~ _J_._. . . . � ~ - CSO: 3020 ~ ? 21 - APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 PANAMA BRIEFS COCAINE SMUGGLER ARRESTED--Jos~ Roberto Munoz, a Chilean citizen living in Brazil, - was arrested at Tocumen Airport on 26 Fsbruary with 600 grams of cocaine in bags - attached to his body. Munoz said he was paid $3,000 to take the narcotic to ~ Guatemala. [Panama City MATUTINO in Spanish 6 Mar 81 PA] COCAINE SMUGGLING--Narcotics agents arrested U.S. citizen Robert Jay Gonzalez at Tocumen Airport on 10 March. Plastic bags containing approximately 1.5 kg of cocaine, which he said he bought for $7,000 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, were found in his luggage. Gonzalez was en route to Nassau. [Panama City MATUTINO in Spanish ~ 11 Mar 81 p 4-A PA] CSO: 5300 _ 22 - APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 VENEZUELA EDITORIAL VOICES CONCERN OVER DRUG TRAFFIC PENETRATION _ Caracas EL DIARIO DE CARACAS in Spanish 8 Feb 81 p Es [Editorial: "Here Come the Drugs"] [Text] Last week the authorities chalked up several police successes by seizing cocaine whose value on the streets of Caracas has been estimated at several mil- ?ion bolivars. This drug, which represents the most recent triumph of Bolivian, Peruvian and Colombian drug traffickers, is now also i~eing processed in Brazil, _ where Manaos has been identified as a processing and oistribution center. Thus Venezuela i~ virtually surrounded by countries which produce and export "white snow," which is still being sent preferably to the Un~ted States, the Caribbean area and Western Europe. The pressure to penetrate the potentially lucrative Venezuelan market has been unrelenting and without doubt--in many cases--success- , ful. As a rule, it has been estimated that the amount which reaches the users or addicts is equal to the amount seized, thus establishing the cycle of dependency ' which becomes stronger and stronger. Up to now Venezuela has been a market with an appetite, but under control. The traffic of hallucinogens, marihuana and other narcotics, of hard and soft drugs, has remained relatively stable, without spectacular ups and downs. Recent activ- ity shows, however, that the narcotics traffickers are fixing their attention on Venezuela with growing interest. In other countries contx'ol measures are making - the drug business a more and more risky enterprise, for which reason markets are sought whose penetration offers fewer obstacles. Under present conditions, the Venezuelan authorities involved are not adequately prepared to confront the on- _ slaught of the international drug traffic. And if the necessary preventive steps are not taken there could well be--in the not too distant future--a drug addiction epidemic in Caracas and in the principal cities in the country. 9204 CSO: 5300 23 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/08: CIA-RDP82-00850R000300100005-2 VENEZUELA POLICE ACTION NETS 17 ARRESTS OF TRAFFICKERS, USERS Caracas EL UNIVERSAL in Spanish 8 Feb 81 Sec 4 p 38 [Text) The metropolitan police have announced the capture of 17 drug traffick- - ers and consumers in the course of an operation carried ou*_ in different sectors - of Caracas and the District of Sucre. The press office of the metropolitan police has reported that the majority of _ those apprehended had a record for the same crimes and that a large number of Mandrax capsules and bags of marihuana, which they had ready for distribution, were seized from them. The press office stated that some of the arrested persons were identified as: Tony Ram~n Lopez Romero, 25 years of age; Henan Cipriano Paraquimo Villegas, 32 years of age; Victor Manuel Ulacio Alvarado, 23 years of age; Richard Oswaido Meijias, 21 years of age; and Freddy Antonio Martinez Pinto, 32 years of age. All have been arrested several times by the metropolitan command in Cotiza. It was also reported that the 17 persons were arrested in the parishes of La Vega, _ E1 Valle, E1 Recreo, Sucre, La Pastora, Antimanos and in Petare, District of Sucre. The chief of the Intelligence Divj~_oii of the metropolitan police stated that the persons mentioned will be placed under the jurisdiction of the Antinarcotics and Interpol Division of the Judicial Tecnnical Police. He also announced that the officers under his command will continue this antidrug operation in order to achieve true social health in all sections of the metropoli- tan area. F;''.::?:?iS. -4'` ::n ~3i'. . ~ � t 1~ . 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