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APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02109: CIA-RDP82-00854R000400050027-3 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY JPRS L/9977 . ~ 10 September 1981 Worldwide Re ort p = NARCOTICS AND DQNGEROUS DRUGS tF0U0 42/81) FOREIGN Bf~OADCAST INFORMATION SERVICE FOR OFF[CIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02109: CIA-RDP82-00854R000400050027-3 NOTE JPRS publications contain information primarily from foreign newspapers, periodicals and 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 rep~rts, and material enclosed in brackets [J 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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NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS (EOUO 42/81) CONTENTS ASIA AUSTRAI,IA Profits From Drug Dealing Immune to Government Seizure (Toni Mcrae; THE AIISTRALIAN, 22 Jul 81) 1 Inquiry Into Sinclair Ring's Activities Here Imminent (THE WEST AUSTRALIAN, 15 Jul 81; THE COURIER-MAIL, 18 Jul 81)... 2 Continued Local Operations . NSW Investigation � ' ~ Members of Alleged Heroin Ring Apgear at Hearing (THE AGE, 15 Jul 81) 4 Briefs Drug-Driving Research . 5 Aero Club Drug Scheme 5 Heroin Trial for Four 5 Opium Charges ~ ( Jail for Heroin Import ( HONG RONG Brief s ~ Airport Cannabis Haul 7 Thai Trafficker Sentenced 7 British Journalist Convicted . 7 Morphine Trader Jailed 7 Malaysian Couriers Seized g Thai Merchants Charged, g Drug Trafficking Charges g Heroin Trafficker Jailed ~ ~ g 7.tao Traffickers Sentenced 9 Customs Officers Jailed 9 - a - [III - WW - 138 FOUO] ...+.+.r_ � APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 FOR OFFICIAL i3SE ONLY INDIA Briefs . Delhi Morphine Arrest 10 Bombay Heroin Seizure 10 Morphine Factory Discovered 10 PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CAINA Guangdong Drug, Prostitution Ban (WEN WEI P0, 18 Aug 81) 11 Guangzhou Security Cracks Drug Smuggling Case (TA K[TNG PAO, 22 Aug 81) 14 Briefs Opium Production Expansion , 16 PHILIPPINES Storefront Used as Heroin Trafficking Base (BULLETIN TODAY, 18 Aug 81) 17 EAST EUROPE CZECHOSLOVAKIA Briefs Drug Burglary 18 _ LATIN AMERICA BAHAMAS Prime Minister Discusses Issue of Druge (Gladstone Thurston; T_RIBUNE, 19 Aug 8Z) 19 Second Nassau Drug Vess~l, 12 Colombians Seized (Athena Damianos; THE TRIBUNE, 27 Jul 81) 22 BERMUDA Turk Sentenced to 10 Years for Heroin Smuggling (THE ROYAL GAZETTE, 5 Aug 81) 24 . - b - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007102/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R000400050027-3 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Briefs . Drug Supply Charge 25 Antiguan Charged 25 Mail Search Proposal Z5 BRAZII, Engineer Uses Diplomatic Pouch To Transport Hashish (0 GLOBO, various dates) 26 ' Engtneer With Cocaine Arrested Two More Traffickers Arrested Drug Traffickers at Precinct Cocaine Use Up Due�to Cheap Ac~tone, Ether � (JORNAL DO BRASIL, 29 Jul 81) 31 Brief s Spanish Cocaine Trafficker Arreated 33 Record Marihuana Bust 33 - COLOMBIA Judge of 'Cocaine Queen' Found Innocent ' ~ (EL ESPECTADOR, 24 Ju1 81)..... 34 Deputies Call for Suspension of Cocaine Destruction . ~ (EL TIF~'IPO, 29 Jul 81).. 37 Briefs Cocaine, Marihuana Raids Described 39 Cocaine Traffickers Arrested 39 MEXICO Antidrug Campaign Results for First Half Reported (EL SOL DE StNALOA, 13 Jul 81) 40 Plans for Antidrug Campaign Discussed at. Meeting (LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA, 19 dul 81) 41 Prison Personnel Claimed Selling Drugs to Inmates ~ (EL DIARIO DE NUEVO LAREDO, 19 Jul $1) 42 Cocaine Shipment Seized, Traffickers Captured (LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA, 7 Jul 81) 43 Sub~ects Charged With Cocaine Trafficking Obtain Release (EL DIARIO DE PIEDRAS NSGRAS, 15-17 Jul 81) 44 Cocaine Distribution Admitted Beating Claimed Inaufficient Evidence Found . - c - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 _ FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . Drugstore Owner Caught Supplying Addicts (LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA, 16 Jul 81) 46 Police Foil Attempt To Market Pills in Puerto Libertad (EL IMPARCIAL, 22 Jul 81) 48 Police Capture Wanted Marihuana Ring Member (LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA, 10 3u1 $1) 49 Marihuana Plantations Destrayed, Traffickers Captured (EL DIARIO DE NUEVO LARIDO, 29 Jul 81) 51 . Six Traffickers Held for Trial, Laboratory Seized (EL SOL DE SINALOA, 19 Jul 81) 52 . Large Amount of Marihuana Seized From Traffickers (EL FRONTERIZd, 10 Jul 81) 53 Briefs Four Traffickers Released 55 Pill Pushers Ar.rested 55 Cocaine Smuggler Caught ~ 56 Trafficking Ring Captured 56 Yacht With Marihuana Discovered 56 ST LUCIA Br~efs Police Crackdown ' S7 NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA IRAN Briefs ~ ' Drugs Discovery 58 Opium Discovery 58 SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ZIMBABWE Alcohol, Drug Abuse in Secondary Schools 'Widespread' (THE SUNDAY MAIL, 23.Aug 81) 59 Supplied by Locals~ by Giles Kuimba Firm Discipline - d - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY ~ WEST EUROPE DENMARK My~;terious Narcotic Substance~Blamed for Deaths � ~'(BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 7 Aug 81) 62 Copenh~gen Airport Customs Seize Record Cocaine Haul (Mogens Auning, Hans Moller; BERLINGSRE TIDENDE, 14 Jul 81)..... 63 Police Recapture Escaped Narcotics Smuggle.r (Bent Bak A~dersen; BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 22 Jul 81) 64 Narcotics Police Urge Action To Check Narcotics Used (Bent Bak Andersen; BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, 8 Aug 81) 66 Brief s � Drugs From Prescr~rtion Medicines 68 FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY Briefs More Severe Drug Dealing Penalties 69 Drug Sale Estimates 69 - Heroin Confiscated 69 FINI~AND ' Narcotics Scarcity Results in Increased Pharmacy Thefts (WSI SUOMI, 22 Jul 81) 70 GREECE Briefs Turks Caught With Heroin 72 ITALY ` Officials Seize Hash Boat - (ANSA, 26 Aug 81) 73 NORWAY Briefs Pakistani Ship Dumped Hashish 74 Record Amount of Hashish Seized 74 Twa Narcotics Overdose Deaths 75 TURKEY Briefs Hashish Seizure 76 - e - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 FOR OFFI~.,IAL USE ONLY UNITED KINGDOM Prison Sentences on Murder, Drugs Charges (Stanley Goldsmith; T'HE DAILY TELEGRAPH, 16 Jul 81) 77 Drugs Dealer Sentenced to Six Years (THE DAIZY TELEGRAPH, 24 Jul 81) 79 Twelve Held in Heroin Seizure (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH,'3, 4 Aug 81) 80 Heroin in Gas Tank, by T. A. Sandrock ~ Three Remanded Sentences Imposed for Smuggling Cannabis by Mail (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, 15 Jul 81) 81 Briefs Bail Forfeited 82 Cannabis Seized 82 'Drugs Supplier Jailed 82 - f - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 ~ AUSTRALIA PROFITS FROM DRUG DEALING Il~4lUNE TO GOVERNMENT SEIZURE Canberra THE AUSTRALIAN in English 22 Jul 81 p 3 [Article by Toni Mcrae] [ T ex t] ;y~ONEY and property accu- by the NSW Court of Criminal mulated by drug czar and Appeai which found that NSW iciller Alexander Sinclair v~ill courts had the poKer to con- probably remaia safe from fiscate mone~ accumulated ofticial seizure becaus~e of throagh illegal activities. Australlan law. Mr Walker said yesterday It has been estimat,~d that that if the State's courts did Sinclair, known also as Mr Big not have the power to order ' and convicted of murder at the forfeiture of ~~ill gotten the end ot the Mr Asia trial in gains" then he would ha~~e to Britain last ;veek. holds a for- rnnsider iC a matter of urgency tune of about S40 million, tt~ost� tio iptroduce new legislation. of it is in bank accounts anfl ~ W~er said he belieced property in Australia and New the matter was important . Zealand. enough to attempt to intro- But the NSW Attorney-Gen- duce legislation into the ne~t eral. Mr Walker, has been ad- session of Parliament which vised by legal experts that nei- ~g~ on August 12. ' ther NSW nor the Federal .�I ~~r~ting on further Government has the power to ' legal ad.vice which means w~e seize property or money ob- ~y S~ply have to further tained by criminal means. ~ amend the Poisons Act andior - The State's amended Poi- the Crimes Act to give the sons Act, which comes into et- State these powers of con- ~ fect on September 1. gives courts the power to order t9~e fiscation, he said. seizure of transport used for When Mrs Justice Heilbron drug running but it is belleved handed down her ~erdict in the act dces not guarantee the the Mr Asia trial in Lancastee,' Government's right to confis- England. she said the Austra- ' cate the proceeds of drug trat- lian authorities wouid no ficking acti~ ities. doubt ir~mediately act to seiae . And in June the High Court the enaa~mous fortune of the overturned an earlier decision 1~Ir Asia syndicate. CSO: 5300/7577 1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 . AUSTRALIA INQUIRY INTO SINCLAIR RING'S ACTIVITIES HERE II~4IINENT Continued Local Operations Perth THE WEST AUSTRALIr1N in English 15 Jul 81 p 5 [ T ex t] The federal-5tate judiclal inquiry into the Australian activities ot the "Mr Asia" drug sqndicate is s~t to begin as s result o[ Alezander Slnclair's conviction for the murder of a drugs racketeer, ~biarty Johnstone. The inquiry will soon another drug courier, is a former Auckland start advertising the ("Pommy") Harri ~.ewis, rugby player, Nclrnamed dates and venues oi hear� in NSW early in 1979. Diamond Jim. ings, where evidence on pollce investigating the last year he Sinclair's alleged drug� murder o! Maria His� traificking o rations ~lon (24), a iormer ~ought to be taking be CO~'p~~ drug courier, whose body a major part in the re~es The inquiry will exa- ~ found in Sydney ~b~hed heroin opera- mfne ible corruption ~'~ur in 1976, say that of fe eral or State law ahe was associated with He is known to own officers concerning the a F�~~d controlled by property in Hawaii and . deaths oi Douglas and Sinc }lis presence has been Isobel Wilson. Police iniorrryants in noted by authorities in The Wi]sons were Mr M e 1 b o urne confirmed Los Angeles. Asia" syndicate drug Yesterday that remnants gut intormants said couriers ~who are be- oi the, drug ring were ~terday that then had lleved to Yiave been killed atill operating in Austra� ~n no word o! his two years ago because lia� � whereabouts for several they tallced to the pollce. The inrorm~ts ~ia months. He had been last SInclair has been tinked that the rin~ was re� heard o! in the U.S. with lour murd~rs ~ br ken u twith St clabe~{re's It waa thought that be- Australia . p fore then he had been Sydney detectives be- a~~' ~ ~ overseeing the supply op- lieve that S i n c 1 a i r. A property speculator eration o1 heroin distri- known in Australia as who was the new boss oi bution in Australia and Terry Clark, may have the ring had moved his the U.S. ordered up to a dozen ex� headqwarter~ irom 14Se1� ~e inquiry in Austra� ecutions to control his bourne some time this ~a Wlll be headed by Mr .worldwide heroin ring. Ye~'� Justice Donald Stewart, NAb~D Though . he still owned o1 the NSW Supreme He was named in the ~roperty in Melbourne Court, and is scheduled M e 1 b o u r n e Coroner's e was now b~ed in to report within 12 Court as being respons� B~~e' months. ible ior the deatha o! the A New Zealander, 1~ It has the backing of Wilsona in Victoria in had a conviction in I~'ew ~e Federal, Victorian, 1979, - Zealand for supplying NSW and Que~nsland In the same court it hemin. governments. was also alleged that he Mother maior surviv It was prompted by an carried out the killing o! ing member oi the ring ~quest last year into the Wilson murders. The in- quest produced allega� . tions ot corruption with- in the Australtan lega2 system and government departments. . Z APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 NSW Investigation Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 18 Jul 81 p 10 [TextJ SYDNEY. - New South. tween the Mr Asia syndi- Mr Mackay was last see~ Wales detectives will visit cate, the failed Nugan Hand ~ in the Griffith Fiotel npar Britain soon tc interview Bank and Mr Mackay's dis- his family furniture storE members of ~he ~Ir ~,sia appearance. four years ago this week. ~ drug ring ~ver ~ the dis- Because ot British trial A notice inserted by family appearan~e of anti-drugs laws which prohibit the in- friend and solicitor Mr Iarn crusader ponald ;viackay. termgation on other mat- Salmon in the Griffitl~ The Premier, Mr R'ran, ters ot people on trial, NSW �~area NeNS" this week said said yesterday the detec- detectives had to wait until of Mr Mackay: "An i,n- tives also would fly to Italy now to interview Mr Asia spiring life ended too so4i3. to question ~at least one gang members. J~#ly 15, 15~7." man. 'The Lrial anded thls v0eek The investigation could after 121 da.ys with, New The .governmemt has be~:n lead to an inquest iiito the Zealand drug ring chief Al- under attack th`ts, yea~ irorn disappearance of the Griff- exander James Sinclair and t h e G r i f f fl t h comm.u- ith businessman in 1977. others found guilty of the nity for its faiuure tn ~~+1~1 Suggestions were made m u r d e r o! Christopher an inquest. during the Mr Asia trial in Martin Johnstone. But the Attorney-~ener- L a n c a s h i r e that there Mr Wran said that on al has said. tha~t ar~ Sn~quest might be a link between the their return to .Australia, cannoL ta4~e pfaGe. 'until po- drug ring and~Mr Mackay's t~e detectives would report lice have re,posf;e~d nis death d~isappearance. . to the Attorney-General, to a coroner. ~ - The link was also claimed Mr Walker. ~ in a Melbourne inquest ear- ~ W~ger would then Poli~~ fnquirie~ have in- lier this year. � . decide whether an inquest tensiftedc #n GrY~fith and Victoria's Assistant Com- � was necessary and the gov- Victoria iri recent months missioner ot Police, Mr ernment would make public after ~ public meeting in John Hall; told the hearino its reasons for holding an the Rivex~ina town in April that there were links be- inquest or not. demanderi an inquest. . CSO: 5300/7577 3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000404050027-3 r1USTRALIA MEMBERS OF ALLEGED HEROIN RING APPEAR AT HEARING � Melbourne THE AGE in English 15 Jul 81 p 19 [Text] q man described by police as trte ~[uswellbrook, New South Wales, Kay ringleader in a heroin impotting con- :4lunro Halley, 29. of Rushall Street, s irac was the onl one of n,ne de- Fitzroy, Valerie Joy Coy, 24, of Oak P Y Y Street, Flemingcon, Shona Marion Jean fendants wi~h the capacity to run it, Gilbert, 19, of Lennox Street, Hawthorn, a detective told iVlelbourne ~Iagis- . and Debra Sut Compt, 21, of Cuthbert trate's Court. yesterday. Street, Broadmeadow~. Station Ser;eant I~orman John Cur- Thomas VVilliam Alford. 30, of Lewis- Ne, of che Federal police's drug bureau, ham Road, Windsor, and Ernest Max- told ~ir John Caven. S~i. that Dennis wetl Heyne, of Ebb St:eet, Aspendale, Jan Sofianos, 30, of Lennox Street, both charged with two counts of con- Hawthorn, stood out among the defend- spiracy, have been sent i,or trial. an[s as the one who had sufficient cun- Sergeant Currie told the court that ning to control a drug ring. police had made a? unsuccessful raid ~ir Sofianos and three ocher defend- on ~ir Sofiano's property at Benvick ants are charged with two counu of on 22 1:�farch 19R0. He said no hero(n naving conspired to import heroin iroto cr drug-relafed' implementS had been ~ Australia. The others are Dennis VUiI- found. liam Green, 22, and Marcus John Bras- Sergeant Currie said that police had zeil, 22, both of Greville Street, Prah� received threats oi violence before a~- ran, and Bernard Edward Doll, 34~ of tending the property,-but the defend- Harris Street, Springval~ ants Nir poll, ~ir Alford, Mr Heyne Charged with one count of conspir- and A4r Sofianos had noc shown v?o- acy to import heroin are lence and had not attempted to flee. Robert Senior, 38, of Bengalla Road, The hearing is unfinished. CSO: 5300/7577 - ~ 4 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 AUSTRALIA BRIEFS DRUG-DRIVING RESEARCH--Sydney--A Sydney University research team is developing a tec.inique to trace drugs in blood samples from road accident victims. The re- search is aimed at finding how often drugs cause fatal road accidents. The main research problem has been the state of blood samples when they arrive at the pharmacy department. The samples are often a few weeks old and, as a result, the red blood cells have burst. This releases their contents into the serum-- the clear liquid, surrounding the blood cells, which contains traces of any drugs. This is called haemolysed blood. Normally, fresh blood samples are spun in a centrifuge to separate the cells from the serum. In haemolysed blood, this cannot be done. The new method involves putting the blood on an inert substance like a silica gel. This is basically a very pure fine sand, which absorbs the blood. A series of different solvents is then washed through the sand to extract all the drugs. The contents of the blood remain behind, stuck to the silica gel. The research project began last year. About 25Q case samples have been examined. _ The research team has found drugs in about 15 per cent of cases and they feel this underestimates the problem. [Text] [Melbourne THE AGE in English 15 Jul 81 p 21] AERO CLUB DRUG SCHEME--SydnQy--A Ballarat Aero Club flight to Malaysia was arranged to disguise a heroin smuggling operation, Central Court was told yesterday.' Police said that five Sydney men arranged to pay a pilot�$200,000 to bring 18 kilograms of heroin to Sydney. Police tape recorded some of the plan and filmed most of it. Sidney Wayne Warby, 36, company director, of Baulkham Hills; John Arthur Willard, 37, mechanic, of Winston Hills; Allan Henry Watson Mitchell, 39, company director, of Five Dock; and Barry Lionel Wootten, 33, haulage con- tractor, of Warrimoo, pleaded not guilty to having conspired with each other to imp~rt heroin to Sydney in February this year. Stanley Walter Charlesworth, 55, company director, of Gladesville, admitted the charge. Mr B. Brown committed Charlesworth for sentence. [Text~ [Melbourne THE AGE in English 21 Jul 81 p 3] HEROIN TRIAL FOR FOUR--Sydney--Tfao men and two women were committed for trial at Central Court yesterday charg~d with the alleged smuggling of $200,000 worth of heroin into Australia. Har_ry and Elaine Kobeissi and Samir and Ibtissam Masri were co~itted to trial in the District Court by Magistrate J. Anderson at a _ date to be fixed. The four appeared on charges of conspiring together and with others to import heroin between February 20 and April 4 this year. Mis Kobeissi was granted.$40,000 bail and Mrs Masri was granted $25,000 bail. Their husbands were refused bail. [Text] fBrisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 25 Jul 81 P loj 5 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400054427-3 OPIUM CHARGES--Two men appeared in the Central Court of Petty Sessions yester- day charged with supplying $50,000 worth of prepared opium on Saturday. Before the court were Spiro Matsimanis, 38, a shopkeeper of Enmore Road, Enmore, and Jim Apokis, 40, a labourer, of Villiers Street, Rockdale. Both were charged - with supplying prepared opitnn at Enmore on July 25. Apokis was also charged with possessing and cultivating Indian hemp and possessing prepared opium at Rockdale on July 25. No pleas were entered. Mr C. Briese, CSM, granted Apokis $20,000 bail on the conditions he surrender his passport and report daily to _ police. Matsimanis was granted $10,000 bail on the conditions he report to police daily and does not apply for a passport. The matters were adjourned to - August 6. [Text] [Sydney THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD in English 28 Jul 81 p 10] JAIL FOR HEROIN IMPORT--Sydney--A doctor described as a brilliant student at Sydney University and who later became a drug and alcohol addict was yesterday jailed for I5 years for conspiracy to import heroin. Richard John Regan McEvilly, 45, of Bondi, had been convicted on three charges of having conspired with two men and a woman to import heroin between December 1979, and May 1980. In the _ District Criminal Court yesterday Judge Hicks said McEvilly's scheme to bring heroin into Australia was a"tribute to his intelligence." But the police who investigated the case had shown "skill, ingenuity and persistence" equal to or superior to his. The court had been told that when he was arrested at Mel- bourne's Tullamarine Airport in May 1980, McEvilly had been found with a hair- spray can containing 15 small bags of heroin. [Excerpt] [Brisbane THE COURIER- MAIL in English 29 Jul 81 p 8] CSO: 5~00/7581 6 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 HONC3 KONG _ BRIEFS AIRPORT CANNABIS HAUL--Customs Officers at Kai Tak Airport detained a man and seizec? a kilogram of cann.abis whe�n he arrived from Manila yesterday. The man, aged '26, was searched by cust~ms officers on his arrival and found to have eight packets of cannabis strapped around his body. He was expected to be charged later with having dangerous drugs for the purpose of unlawful traff icking. [Text] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING PO~T in English 26 Jul 81 p 8] THAI TRAFFICKER SENTENCED--A 27-year-old Thai national was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for trafficking in heroin by Judge Leathlean at Kowloon District Court yesterday. Piengsungern Kitti was detained by customs off icers at Kai Tak airport on June 24 after arriving from Bangkok. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where doctors found 235 grams of a drug mixture containing 203 grams of heroin packed inside four condoms concealed in his rectum. Kitti pleaded guilty to pos- - sessing drugs for unlawful trafficking. Judge Leathlean ordered that $1,060 found on Kitti at the time of his arrest should be forfeited to the Crown. Kitti had claimed the money was given to him by a Chinese in Bangkok as a reward for carrying the drugs. [Excerpts] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 28 Jul 81 p 15] . ~ . BRITISH JOURNALIST CONVICTED--An unemployed British journalist, Robin ivan Savidge (27), was yesterday convicted at South Kowloon Court of trafficking in heroin and ~ possessing an instrument to inject dangerous drugs. The magistrate, Mr John Barton, remanded Savidge in custody, for two weeks for a report from the drug addiction rehabilitation centre before sentencing him. The court was told that until re- ' cently, Savidge worked as a sub-editor on an English-language newspaper but was now unemployed. He was arrested by police in the lobby of the Fu~i Hotel in Austin Road on June 22. He was carrying a polythene bag containing 15 grams of a mixture, which included 1.28 grams of heroin. Police also found a phial and hyperdermic syringe in his poc':cet. [Excerpts] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 5 Aug 81 p 14)� ~ MORPHINE TRADER JAILED--A dental technician was yesterday sentenced to nine years' imprisonment by Mr Commissioner Mayne, QC, in the High Court for possessing $1 mil- lion worth of dangerous drugs for unlawful trafficking. Wai Man (26) had pleaded not guilty to possessing 1,113.6 grams of a mixtur2 of salts of esters of morphine for unlawful trafficking, but a jury of five men and two women convicted him after deliberating for two hours. The court was told that Wai was arrested when he came out of a flat on the 20th floor of a building in Mei Foo Sun Chuen on October 31. 7 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 Police had been waiting outside for him. They found on him the keys to the flat. In the kitchen were two paper cartons containing dangerous drugs. [Excerpts] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 5 Aug 81 p 15] MALAYSIAN COURIERS SEIZED--Customs officers yesterday seized five kilograms of heroin base valued at $2.25 million when converted, from three Malaysians. Customs officers searched one of the Malay~ians when he arrived by air from Bangkok in the afternoon and found two kilograms a� heroin base tied to his calves and waist. After questioning the man, the officers, led by Assistant Superintendant David Tong of the nvestigation Bureau, rushed to a Tsimshatsui hotel and arrested two other Malaysians who had arrived on the same flight but were not searched. The officers found three kilograms of heroin base inside specially made pockets in their bag- _ gage. [Text] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 8 Aug 81 p 7] THAI MERCHANTS CHARGED--Two Thai merchants--Sae Eng Penglee (47) and Amorntakol- suwech Kittichai (27)--appeared at San Po Kong Court yesterday on a charge of pos- session of dangerous drugs for the purpose of unlawful trafficking. No plea was taken and Mr M. W. Fung fixed October 30 for committal proceedings. Both defend- _ ants were remanded in jail custody. Sae Eng is alleged to have had 1.449 kilos of a mixture containing 1.28 kilos esters of morphine at Kai Tak airport on July 8. Amorntakolsuwech is accused of possessing 1.451 kil~s of a mixture containing 1.164 kilos of esters of morphine on the same day in a flat at 26 Jordan Road. A 46-year-old Thai housewife, Sae Tae Pokyo, also appeared before Mr Fung on a sim- ilar charge. The case will be transferred to Kowloon District Court for plea to be taken on August 24. ~the woman is alleged to have had in her possession 123.74 grams of a mixture containing 105.07 grams of esters of morphine at Kai Tak air- port on July 30. She was remanded in ~ail custody. Senior customs Inspector Jacob Chen appeared for the prosecution. [Text] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 8 Aug 81 p 8] - DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES--A 43-year-old man, Cheung Sik-kie, appeared before Judge Chism at Kowloon District Court yesterday on two counts of possessing a total of 36.2 grams of a mixture of dangerous drugs for unlawful trafficking. Cheung plead- ed not guilty, saying the drugs were for his own consumption. He will appear in court again on January 21 for trial. He is alleged to have haa 5.64 grams of a mixture containing 1.49 grams of salts of esters of morphine at the junction of Tokwawan Road and Ma Tau Wai Road on July 17. He is also accused of having, on the same day, 30.56 grams of a mixture containing 8.48 grams of esters of morphine in a flat in Ma Tau Wai road, Tokwawan. Cheung was remanded in jail custody. [Text] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 11 Aug 81 p 10] HEROIN TRAFFICKER JAILED--A furniture worker was sentenced to eight years' impris- onment yesterday for possessing $400,000 worth of heroin for unlawful trafficking. Li Ah-shui (35) pleaded guilty before Mr Justice Jones in the High Court to having 901.43 grams of a mixture of salts and esters of morphine. Crown counsel Robin Walters told the court that Li was intercepted by customs officers at the entrance to the Wang Tau Hom temporary resite area on February 19. He was carrying a bag containing the dangerous drugs. [Excerpts] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 12 Aug 81 p 16] 8 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 TWO TRAFFICKERS SENTEN~ED--One of three men arrested by police for possessing dan- gerous drugs died in Laichikok Reception Centre, Victoria District Court was told - yesterday. Judge Ryan was told the man, Choi Chun-hon (31), died after his arrest of natural causes. The other two, Kwok Hing-fun (31) and Due Yulaning (18), were - convicted of possessing heroin for unlawful trafficking. Yesterday, Kwok was sen- tenced to three years' imprisonment and Due was remanded in cUStody for sentencing next Thursday. Evidence was given that a police party went to a flat on the fifth floor of a building in Thomson Road, Wanchai, at 9.45 pm on June 19. At that time Kwok was tenant of the flat. ~olice found the three men inside and when they _ entered the men ran towards the toilet. Police found two brown envelopes contain- ing four packets of suspected dangerous drugs, a cigarette packet containing five small packets of a mixture on a plastic stoal under a table, and more suspected dangerous drugs in a plastic bag on the table. The various packets were found to contain 58 grams of a mixture containing 15.61 grams of heroin. The men denied all knowledge of the drugs and said the packets weYe left in the flat by someone else. [Text] [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNtNG POST in English 13 Aug 81 p 12] CUSTOMS OFFICERS JAILED--Six customs and excise officers were yesterday sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from 2'~ years to four years for conspiring toge- ther to obstruct the course of justice in relation to the proper enforcement af the dangerous drugs laws of Hongkong. The six were Senior Inspector Sheik Abdul Rahman Bux (43), Inspectors Shing Kim-hung (35) and Kan Ping-lun (33), and customs officers Wong Chun-sing (30), Ng Fook-yiu (32) and Hui Wan-ming (30). Bux and Wong, alleged to have played a more important role in the offence, were each jailed for fouryears. The others were sent to jail for 2~ years. They had pleaded not - guilty, but were convicted by Judge Sanders at Tsun Wan District Court. It was allegEd that the defendants conspired together to obstruct the course of justice by not taking action against operators of drug divans and drug sellers in the Fan- ling and Sheung Shui areas in return for bribes from March 1979 to August last year. (Excerpts) [Hong Kong SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST in English 20 Aug 81 p 14] CSO: 5320 9 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2047/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000440050027-3 INDIA BRIEFS DELHI MORPHINE ARREST--New Delhi, July 31--The Delhi Police today alerted the Interpol following the seizure of a morphine manufacturing factory and narco- tics worth over Rs 20 lakhs. Mr Suresh Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), said two persons including a dismissed employee of the Narcotics De- partment, had been arrested. The hunt was on for a resident of Varanasi - involved in the drug ring. The help of the CBI (Narcotics) had been sought in the investigation of the case. Mr Roy said the police, in its biggest haul, seized from the factory, operating for about three months, 550 gms of morphine, ten kg of opium solution and 8.5 kg of opium, besides equipment for conversion of opium into morphine. The two arrested were Jaitu, dismissed employee who was working at the factor:~, located in the trans-Yamuna area at the time of the raid, and P. B. Gupta, a businessman, Mr Roy said.--PTI [Text] [Madras THE HINDU in English 1 Aug 81 p 6] BOMBAY HEROIN SEIZURE--Lombay, August 1--Intelligence officers of the customs preventive collector on Thursday seized 400 tolas of gold bullion as well as Indian and foreign currency notes collectively valued at Rs 8.21 lakhs from Mahalaxmi Stores, a shop at Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort. It was also stated that Chareabeath Nopuoprasat, a Thai natianal, and one Ashok Kumar Das were re- cently found carrying heroin valued at Rs 14.80 lakhs. They were arrested as they arrived from a flight from Bangkok at Sahar airport. [r.xcerpts] [Bombay THE TIMES OF INDIA in Er~glish 2 Aug 81 p S] MORPHINE FACTORY DISCOVERED--Ghazipur, Aug 8(UNI)--The kotwali police have un- earthed a clandestine morphine factory in the house of one Khalil here. One hun- dred grams of morphine, opium, some chemicals, and the apparatus used for producing morphine were recovered from the place yesterday. Khalil, a former employe.: of the Ghazipur opium factory, had already been detained for interrogation on clues provided by the accused held in connection with the morphine haul in Delhi last month. The police also arrested two other employees of the opium factory, Bikrama and Jang Bahadur, and one Sarajo in connection with the unearthing of the morphine factory here. [Text] [New Delhi PATRIOT in English 9 Aug 81 p 16] CSO: 5300/7016 10 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 PEQPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA GUANGDONG DRUG, PROSTITUTION BAN HK190339 Hong Kong WEN WEI PO in Chinese 18 Aug 81 p 3 [Dispatch: "Guangdong Promulgates Today Regulations Banning Drugs, Prostitution"] [Text] Guangzhou, 18 Aug--The llth meeting of the [word indistinct] Guangdong Provincial People's Congress Standing Committee adopted a resolution on 7 August approving the Guangdong Provincial People's Government's "provisional regulations banning the peddling and taking of drugs" and the "provisional regulations banning brothels and prostitution." The Provincial People's Government will promulgate and implement these two regulations on 18 August. The Guangdong Provincial People's Government's "Provisional Regulations Banning . Peddling and Taking of Drugs" Article 1: It is necessary to absolutely ban peddling and taking of drugs in order ~ to maintain social stability and safeguard the people's health. This regulation is formulated in accordance with the province's actual situation and relevant regula- tions such as "Criminal Laws of the People's Republic of China," the "State Council's - General Order on Strictly Forbidding Opium Smoking," and "Regulations of the People's Republic of China Regarding Enforcement of Public Order and Penalties." ' Article 2: People who are engaged in manufacturing, peddling and traff icking of opium, heroin, morphine and other drugs are to be punished in accordance with the relevant articles of the "Criminal Laws of the People's Republic of China." More severe punishment is to be imposed on the ringleaders of the narcotics-trafficking gangs. Article 3: In addition to confiscation of drugs, those who illegally purchase or keep a certain amount of drugs are to be subject to disciplinary detention and a fine of 100 to 3,000 yuan. In more severe cases, the criminals are to be educated through labor and subject to a f ine. - Article 4: Those who take drugs are to be subject to disciplinary detention and a f ine of 100 to 1,000 yuan, in addition to confiscation of drugs and imple- ments. Those who never repent despite repeated lessons or those who lure or abet others to take drugs are to be educated through labor and subject to a fine, 11 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 Article 5: Those who report and disclose manufacturing and peddling of drugs and drug users are to be commended and awarded. Those who obstruct any public security and judicial pez~:;onnel in their detection of drug peddling and taking of drugs and harbor drug users are to be warned, sttib,jt~ct to disciplinary detention or educated through labor and fined 50 to 500 y~;~n; those who harbor criminals engaging in drug peddling are to be more severely punished. Article 6: ~dith the exception of those who are subject to disciplinary detention and f ines, criminals are to be dealt with by the public security organs at and above county level according to the "Regulations of the People's Republic of China Regarding Enf orcement of Public Order and Penalties;" those criminals who are to be educated through labor are to be dealt with according to the "Supplement of the State Council's Regulations Regarding Education Through Labor;" and criminals who are responsible for their offences are to be dealt with according to the regulations of the "Law of Criminal Procedure of the People's Republic of China." Article 7: These regulations are implemented with effect from 18 August 1981. The Guangdong Provincial People's Government's "Provisional Regulations Banning Brothels and Prostitution" Article l: It is necessary to absolutely ban brothels and prostitution in order - to maintain social order and good social and moral customs. This regulation is formulated in accordance with the province's actual situation and the relevant regulations of the "Criminal Laws of the People's Republic of China" and "Regulations of the People's Republic of China Regarding Enf orcement of Public Order and Penalty." Article 2: Those who force and abet women to prostitute themselves or seduce and permit them to prostitute themselves for the sake of personal gain are to be punished according to the relevant regulations of the "Cri.minal Laws of the People's Republic of China." Article 3: Those who keep the company of prostitutes are to be subjected to disciplinary detention and to a fine of 100 to 3,000 yuan. They will be asked to sign an undertaking to repent and handed back to the units to which they belong or to their relatives for reeducation. In severe cases, they are to undergo education through labor and sub~ect to a f ine. Those who suffer from infectious venereal diseases are to be dealt with more severely. Article 4: Women engaged in prostitution are to be subject to disciplinary deten- tion and asked to sign an undertaking to repent. They will be handed back to the units to which they belong or to their relatives for reeducation. Those who fail to repent despite repeated lessons are to undergo education through labor. Those who have repented are not to be discriminated against. 12 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 Article 5: Those who report and disclose prostitution are to be commended and rewarded. Those who obstruct public security and judicial personnel in the detec- tion of prostitution or harbor prostitutes' clients and prostitutes are to be warned or are to undergo education through criticism. In severe cases, they are _ to be subject to disciplinary detention or to undergo education through labor and f3n~d 50 t~, 300 yuan. Article 6: With the exception of those who are subject to disciplinary detention and fi.nes, criminals are to be dealt with by the public security organs at and above county level according to the "Regulations of the People's Republic of China Regarding Enforcement of Public Order and Penalties;" those criminals who are to be educated through labor are to be dealt with according to the "Supplement of the State Council's Regulations Regarding Education Through Labor;" and criminals who are responsible for their offences are to be dealt with according to the regulations of the "Law of Criminal Procedure of the People's Republic of China." Article 7: These regulations are to be implemented with effect from 18 August 1981. CSO: 5300/2433 13 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R440400050027-3 PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHI~TA ~ GUANGZHOU SECURITY CRACKS DRUG SMUGGLING CASE HK251436 Hong Kong TA KUNG PAO in Chinese 22 Aug 81 p 4 [Report: "Guangzhou Cracks Drug Smuggling Case"] [Text] Guangzhou, 22 Aug--After a series of investigations, the Guangzhou public security organ recently uncovered a drug-trafficking group, which used Guangzhou as a transit base. Eight men and six women were arrested successively, and 16.95 kilograms of opium was seized. According to the investigation of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau, the dru~;s _ were brought in by the drug-smugglers at Yunnan border areas from a drug-trafficking group in a certain country of the "Golden Triangle" in Indochina, and were transported from Yunnan to Guangzhou by this drug-trafficking group. Then, in ~ Guangzhou, they contacted drug-smugglers in Hong Kong and smuggled the drugs into Hong Kong through such contacts to make exorbitant profits. Among the eight men and six women who were arrested, four men were from Guangzhou, three men and six women from Yunnan and the other man was from Hong Kong. He is believed to have been a purchaser for a drug-trafficking group in Hong Kong. It is clear now that the seven people are the key persons in the drug-trafficking group. They are awaiting trial by the legal organs in Guangzhou. This case came under investigation in April this year. At that time, quite a few Guangzhou residents had reported to the Public Security Bureau of Guangzhou, saying that some people were using this city as a transit station to smuggle drugs from the "Golden Triangle" into Hong Kong. After thorough investigations, the public security men in Guangzhou began their ~ arrests on 7 May. On that day, two local men were first arrested along with a Hong Kong visitor on Guangzhou's Nonglinxia Road while they were making an opium deal, and 3.35 kilograms of opium and some 8,000 yuan were found on the scene. Based on clues, the public security men made another arrest that night, and this time a couple was arrested in Guangzhou's Xiangqun Hotel. They flew to Guangzhou from Yunnan's Kunming in April to "establish contact" for trafficking drugs. On 10 May, the public security men arrested another two men and one woman at Guangzhou Airport, who also came from Kunming, and in their three boxes of "Yunnan rutabagas," 9 kilograms of opium was found. 14 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 Since then, the public security organ has seized all necessary materia3.s of this drug-trafficking gr4up. On 3 June, the public security men pursued and captured another man ia~ tront of the entrance to the Provincial Peo~.le's Hospital in Guangzhou and seized ~.S kilograms of opium. On the same day, three women were arrested ~uat at the moment they wexe getting on an airplane to fly back to Kunming. They were accused of having secfetly transported 9 kilograms of opium from Kunmiag to Guangzhou and passing them to a waman surnamed Feng and a man. Th~se two were also unable to escape from the net of ~ustice. , CSO: 5300/2433 15 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 N PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA BRIEFS OPIUM PRODUCTION EXPAIVSION--The Chinese authorities are planning to expand opium production and sell it illegally to other countries. It has been learned that the acreage sown to the opium poppy in the area of Southwest China bordering Burma has noticeably increased in accordance with the authorities' instructions. It is reported that the authorities permit peasants in Yunnan Province's (Xishan) and other areas to plant the opium poppy on their private plots. Opium production is organized in Kunming, Nanning and other cities, and narcotics are shipped,to black markets in the world through the Golden Triangle. There are also drug addicts in China. According to reports from Guangzhou, the local police are taking emergency measures to ban drug usage in the south China city. AP reported this week that drug usage was practically eradicated after the establishment of the people's regime in China in 1949 but that now it is rampant again. [Text] [OW230145 Moscow Radio Peace and Progress in Mandarin to Southeast Asia 1300 GMT 21 Aug 81] CSO: 5300/2432 16 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 PHILIPPINES STOREFRONT USED AS HEROIN TRAFFICKING BASE Manila BULLETIN TODAY in English 18 Aug 81 p 24 [Text] Thamas Robert Doher- were arrested by ' Ma- ty, 28, one of three kati police oDeratives , Amerirans acTested Fri- while ~ursuing a hold- ~ day for alleged posse- up suspect who entered sion af heroin worth Doherty'~s room at 305 !1 million, uses a shell- Tradewinds hotel along craft store in Mandaue S o u t h"Superlughway, city as his front for Makati. drug trafficking acti- The hold�up suspect, vities. Cesar D. Banares, a 28- Intetligence sources year-old combo player, compiled by the, Cons- was cornered in the tabulary Anti-Narcotics room of Doherty who Unit (CANin also said plastic bag containing that Doherty and hi~s was seen holding a Fili~ina wife, EveIyn, 33 grams of heroin. ~ are facing ch~rges of Another American, illegal possession oP Glenn F~ Kaesug, 20~ n~rifuana aeloze a Ce- was also subsequently bu cour~ srrested by the police Javi . Perez Rub1o, 24, while allegedly receiv- one of the alleged local ing two pieces of lug- dru~ traffickers con- gage fmrn another Am- firmeH that Doherty. erican. The luggage char~es l2,000 ~er gram cont~ined rolling papers of heroin, Rubio, along and disposable needlea with Roberto Cer"vant~s and syringes used by : of Alabang, IVit~ntinlupa, drug p~r~hers. ~etro Manila, were ar- ~ CANU sources a,lso rested yesterday by said that Doherty ~has - M.~kati police operatives been commuting to and led by Sgt. Vic Alcaraz from Bangkok and Ce- and Patrolman Rolan bu four times tlus year, Garcia. indic;~ting that the Thai Doherty, t o g e t her capital is the source af with another American~ tbe heroin he distribut- Steven B~larama~ 30, ed in the cauntry. ~ CSO: 5300 17 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 CZECHOSLOVAKIA BRIEFS DRUG BUi.GLARY--An unidentified drug addict burglarized a health center in Prague 'stealing seven ampules of Dolsin and other drugs. Also stolen were prescription blanks and a rubber stamp. [Prague ZEMEDELSKE NOVINY in Czech 19 Aug 81 p 4] ~ CSO: 5300/3012 � 18 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 BAHAMAS PRIr~ MINISTER DISCUS~ES ISSUE OF DRUGS FL261840 Nassau TRIBUNE in English 19 Aug 81 p 1 ~ [Article by Gladstone ThurstonJ [Text] Prime Minister Lynden Pindling has called for more cooperation between his gover~ent and the United States in wiping out *_he billion dollar drug trade and alleviating the migration of Haitians to the Bahamas and America. Addressing a press confe-ence in Treasure Cay, Abaco, the prime minister also _ continued his lobbying for the Bahamas to be included as a country which is exempted fram the U.S. canventi_on-tax act. � On Friday last, Mr Pindling at Treasure Cay declared officially open a$3 million airport which can accommodate big ~ets. He saw Abaco as being in a strategic and important position as far as the development of the northern Bahamas is concerned. During the press conference Mr Pindling was asked whether he was looking to the U.S. Gover~ent to do anything to assist hi:~ in his development programs or, ' conversely, whether there is anything which the United States ought not to be doing. "One of the things that we hope the U.S. Government might see fit to do would be to include the Bahamas as a country which is exempted from the convention-tax act," Mr Pindling said, "which will allow U.S. conventions to be held in the Bahamas without penalty to those American companies which hold those conventions." Since the U.S. passed this law 3 years ago the Bahamas has lost an estimated $50 million in revenue, according to Director-General of Tourism Baltron Bethel. Also, Mr Pindling continued, there would need to be some assistance given to the Bahamas in materials and technical support so that the Bahamas can more properly and efficiently stem and eliminate completely the drug trafficking which goes through the Bahamas en route to the United States. "There are requirements which will be of assistance to us such as reconr~issance aircraft, fast patrol boats, sophisticated communication systems for shiP=to-shore, shore-to-air, ship-to-air which could better enable us to do the job which we think we need to do," Mr Pindling said. - 19 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 Although this assistance will benefit the Bahamas, since the Bahamas is the last port of call before the drugs enter the United States, it will also be uf benefit to the United States. ."It is also important for us to do something about this as well because of the great damage it is causing to the human resources of the Bahamas and it is setCing back the economic development process of the Bahamas and is ruining the social infrastructure of the Bahamas," Mr Pindling said. Mr Pindling said he would have no hesitation whatsoever in telling any American boatman or yachtsman to continue with any plan for cruising the waters of the Bahamas despite the drug trafficking. "I think there i.s no doubt that he will enjoy the full hospitality of the Bahamas," Mr Pindling said. "There is a possibility that he might run into either some of _ his own countrymen who are breaking the laws of the Bahamas, or he may run into some of my countrymen who are breaking the laws of the Bahamas with the full aid and assistance of his countrymen, but you are not to be upset with us if we attempt to bring your countrymen and our countrymen to justice." ~ He noted that there have been cases which have been reported in the press recently which are largely law enforcement cases where the Bahamian police and Defenee Force agencies were endeavoring to enforce the law. "But it is our objective to keep the land and water areas of the Bahamas safe for Bahamians and non-Bahamians alike and whatever is happening ought not to deter non-Bahamians alike and whatever is happening ought not to deter non--Bahamians from enjoying our waters," Mr Pindling said. The prime minister was asked to comment on the Reagan administration's policy towards the Haitian refugees. Mr Pindling said he saw the report about what purports to be a policy statement by the Reagan administration relating to the Haitian refugees. "I think it would not stem the flow of Haitian refugees to the Bahamas or the United States," Mr Pindling said. "What would stem the flow would be some economic program in Haiti that might offer some kind of hope to these thousands of people who risk their lives almost every day in small open sailing and sometimes motor _ boats to leave their shores and come to the Bahamas or the United States." But Mr Pindling said he was not sure whether that would stem the flow either as it would require such massive resources. The Haitians, he said, would need to see - samething happening in their country which would make it unnecessary for them to take that kind of a chance. In a way, Mr Pindling said, he was happy that Florida is experiencing the influx of Haitian refugees "because when we spoke of this before and had to take determined action we were sometimes looked at as evil men. Now of course, that problem has landed on the doorsteps and in the living rooms of the Floridians. They realize that we were not unreasonable and evil men at all and their solution is no better than ours. 20 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 "I think this will require some joint action that might involve discussions between governments of the United States, Haiti and ourselves to see what approach might be taken to ameliorate the whole situation. It is a very sad case of human misery." Abaco is in a strategic and important position as far ds the development of the northern Bahamas is concerned, Mr Pindling said. Andros is similarly located and is the key to the economic development of the western Bahamas. Exuma, he said, is the key island as far as the development of the southern Bahamas goes. "The development strategy therefore would be to promote and encourage economic development in Abaco, Andros, Exuma and other islands to the south of Exuma, having regard to the peculiar geographic features of each," he said. - The economic development of Abaco, he said, will at this stage revolve around its tourist, agriculture and fisheries potential. In due course of time, as those three come into focus, there would be considerable spin-offs from each. CSO: 5300/2432 't. . . 21 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 BAHAMAS SECOND NASSAU DRUG VESSEL, 12 COLOMBIANS SEIZED Nassau THE TRIBUNE in Enolish 27 Jul 81 p 1 [~Article by Athena Damianos] [Text] A 1 6 0-FOOT Ne v?� Up until press tim~, it could which was carrying a suspected Providence registered vessel not be confirmed whether the marijuana cazgo. ~ carrying hundreds of bales of~ two Geja's could possibly be "Mariner" is owned by what is l,elieved to be one and the same boat. In size IimmY. Hj~ll �j1~80) . Ltd, of ~ marijuana and 12 Colombians the 160-foot boat now being which ~ompany Nassau Tavv~ei was aaested in the Bimini area , held at Prince George's dock is Nigel Bowe is president. Mr by' the Ba;iariias Defence Force not the 106-foot Geja II, which Bowe's law partner, Charles late last nig~t. is registered, unless the latter � Wenzel Mackay, is listed as the The vessel, "Ceja II" - spelt has been greatly changed and company's vice-president. "Geja" on the ship's papers - enlarged. ' However, upon receiving is the second New Officers from the Defence news of the drug arrest from Providence-based boat to be Force patrol craft "Eleuthera," The Tribune, Mr Bowe said he seized by the Defence Force in ~ under the command of Lt and his partner are nominee less than a week. � � Anthony Allens, made the shareholders of the company, According to Commodore arrest after they were alerted not owners. He refused to ; William Swinley, it is the about "Geja" by the US Coast reveal the names of the owners, largest boat ever arrested by Guard. for whom he formed the the Defence Force. The vessel was first spotted company in January 1980. The ship's papers list George by "Eleuthera" in the area of Three days before "Mariner" W Pinder as the owner. No Northeast Providence Channcl. Was azrested, the Defence vessel by the name of "Ceja" is From there, it : led "Eleuthera Force arrested eight boats and registered uada~ t~e-Mercbaar: on a long chase that ended near 19 foreigners near Chub Cay. Shipping Act. � Bimini. They were charged with "Geja II," a 106-foot boat, Officers off "Eleuthera" po9session of drugs and ~ which is. considerably smaller reported crewmen were seen poaching. than the arrested vessel is throwing something off "Geja" "This demonstrates cleazly registered under the Shipping during the chase, yet again the Bahamas Defence Act. George W P"inder is listed At an early guess, the vessel Force's intention to apprehend as that boat's owner. was carrying about 300 bales ~ vessels in Bahamian waters However, The Tribune was of what is suspected to be that ars suspected of drug told that a lawyer tclephoned marijuana. "It certainly has the srauggling," Commander the Department of Maritime space to carry a lot more Swinley said today. Affairs sometime in May on (cargo)," said Commander "Now that we have berialf of the owner, alerting, g~ey, ~ su~ccessfully reduced the authorities that then was an Only last Tuesday, the poaching threat to very sinall intention to change the name Defence Force arrested the proportions, we can turn our and measurements of the boat. N e w P r o v i d e n c e attention to eradicating the registered-vessel "Mariner~" drug s~huggling at sea." , 22 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 [Editor's Note: Nassau THE TRIBUNE on 30 July 1981, page l, reports the "Twelve Colombians, charged with possession of 172 bales of marijuana, have been remanded in custody by Magistrate Shrin Edun. The Colombians were repre- sented by Nigel Bowe. The men were arrested aboard the 160-foot vessel "Ceja II" which was seized July 26 in the Bimini area by the Bahamas Defence + Force patrol craft "Eleuthera," under the command of Lieutenant Anthony Allens. Charged were Tranciado Forbes, 51, Juan Oliveros, 35 Pedro Arrieto, 37, Ilu- miando Berrio Correa, 21, Oscar Romero, 40, Jesus Berrio, 32, Luis Berzara, 49, Carlos Herrera, 23, Luis Paloncia, 26, Valentin Pertus, 24,Jorge Cortez, _ 42, and Alfredo [as published].] CSO: 5300/7580 . 23 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 BERMUDA TURK SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR HEROIN SMUGGLING Hamilton THE ROYAL GAZETTE in English 5 Aug 81 p 2 [ExcerptJ A Turkish fashion designer involved in a$250,000 heroin smuggling racket was yesterday jailed for 10 years. Ali Kilci, 25, admitted importing about four and a half ounces of 50 percent pure heroin on January 30 after being hired in London to work for the inter.national spy ring. The Supreme Court heard how Kilci was approached in the English capital where he lived and offered about $6,000 plus expenses to travel through Bermuda to Jamaica to collect a package containing drugs. At the time, shortly after Christmas, Kilci was unemployed, defending counsel Mr Toomas Ounapuu, said. "Mr Kilci became scared at the mention of the word drugs," he said. "But on January 14 he Zooked at his financial position and decided to take the chance." , A third man, known as Donny, told Kilci of the plan to come to Bermuda where he would meet some contacts before flying on to Jamaica. He would return to Bermuda before heading back to London. "Ki.lci asked what kind of drug it was and he was advised that it was cocaine," Mr Ounapuu continued. Kilci told his English wife that he was going to a fashion show ar~d left for Bermuda with about $1,400 expenses f rom the drug dealers. After staying at the Bermudiana Hotel Kilci travelled to Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he was given the drug package. He met up again with llonny and was told that if anything went wrong he.would get 10 years in ~ ail. "Kilci was surprised at the possible severity of the sentence and told thean that he didn't want to do it," said Mr Ounappu. "He was told that he had no _ choice and that if he didn't do it he would be physically harmed. Kilci reviewed the situation and decided to go through with it." He concealed the package inside his underwear and flew back to Bermuda. He was arrested by narcotics officers while still on the aircraft. From then on Kilci was cooperative with Police, the court was told. He took part, using a dummy drug package, in a scheme which led to the arrest of other members of the drug ring at a Police stake-out at the Bermudiana Hotel. CSO: 5300/7579 24 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 BERMU DA BRIEFS DRUG SUPPLY CHARGE--Berwyn Dears appeared in magistrates court yesterday on drugs charges. Dears, 35, of North Street, Hamilton, is accused of possess- ing diamorphine with intent to supply and possessing cocaine and cannabis. Miss Elisabeth Arfon-Jones, prosecuting, said 52 foils of heroin were involved in the charges. It is alleged that the offences were committed on Court Street on Monday. Dears was remanded until April 16. He was granted bail of $2,000 as well as a$2,000 surety, on condition that he reported daily to Hamil- ton Police Station. [Text] [Hamilton THE ROYAL GAZETTE in English 2 Apr 81 p 2] ANTIGUAN CHARGED--A man from Antigua who allegedly imported drugs into Bermuda has been remanded in custody by a magistrate court. Reginald St Luce, 37, of St John's, Antigua, will appear in magistrates court for mention on August 7. [Text] [Hamilton THE ROYAL GAZETTE in English 29 Jul 81 p 8] MAIL SEARCH PROPOSAL--Search of incoming first-class mail by Police for hard drug imports will most likely be considered by members of the Misuse of Drugs Committee soon. So said the committee's chairman Mr Roderick Pearman yester- day on the heels of a statement made this week by St Brendan's Hospital psychi- atrist Dr Michael Radford--who saicl that Police search of drugs would be one way Government could control imports of hard drugs such as heroin. Yesterday, Dr Radford said that while mail searches might be one possibility, he was not sure how Bermudians would react to having their mail opened. Mr Pearman said that his committee had considered recommending that Government allow mail searches three years ago, but decided to hold off. "We had explored mail searches in great depth three years ago and at tha t time the feeling was that it just would not be a palatable situation for Bermudians to be subjected to-- having their first class mail searched. This is something that can be dis- cussed again when the situation demands that it be discussed." Mr Pearman said that several cases had appeared before the courts of hard drugs being imported ~hrough first class mail and that this might have been avoided if Police had the power to search the mail. [Excerpt] [Haiailton THE ROYAL GAZETTE in English 3 Aug 81 p~ 1,3] The Progressive Labour Party has come out strongly against the suggestion.made by Mr Roderick Pearman, chairman of the Misuse of Drugs Committee, that consideration be given to the search of first class mail for hard drug import. Mr Frederick Wade, Shadow Minister of Finance, said that such a step would be a flagrant violation of people's human rights. Mr Wade stressed that there were other ways and methods that could be used to detect drugs without violating the right to privacy. "At the moment, Government uses dogs who are trained to sniff out cannabis, but they can also get dogs who are trained to detect other drugs as well," he said. [ExcerptsJ [Hamilton THE ROYAL GAZETTE in English 5 Aug 81 p 1] CSO: 5300/7579 25 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000400050027-3 BRAZIL ENGINEER USES DIPLOMATIC POUCH TO TRANSPORT HASHISH Engineer With Cocaine Arrested Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 31 Jul 81 p 9 [Text] Engineer Roberto Claudio Silva da Silveira of the Rio de Janeiro Highway Department (DER-RJ), arrested last Friday with almost a kilo of cocaine and accom- panied by Dr Jairo Luciano Cabral, was previously involved in Greece with the trafficking of 27 kg of hashish coming from Nepal and destined to arrive in Brazil through means of a diplomatic pouch sent via the Brazilian Embassy in Belgium. According to the Federal Police, this information was supplied by an INTERPOL source which also gave the name of a Belgian, Mark, as the engineer's accomplice. At the time--the end of 1973--it was Mark himself who was arrested in Greece. Roberto Claugio parted from his accomplice in India, passed by~way of Paris and continued to Rio where he was to await the merchandise, "since Mark was to make the arrangements at the embassy." The INTERPOL source believes the engineer was bringing cocaine to Europe before going to get hashish in Nepal. The international police investigations even suc- ceeded in ident~.fying the diplomat whose name was u~ed by the traffickers. In the report made at the time it was revealed that the shipment, made with diplomatic immunity, was to be labeled a"shipment of persian rugs." The box containing the Persian rugs and hashish shipment was in the name of Engin- eer Roberto Claudio Silva da Silveira and was already closed and sealed with the Brazilian Embassy as the remitter. It is now known why Mark went to Athens. He entered Greece by car and was accosted by the police near the center of the cap- ital. The local~police had already been alerted by INTERPOL. The source said that the box was opened after the police ~ound almost a kilo of hashish in the instrument panel of the car driven by Mark. When the Belgian was arrested, he said that a dipl.omat was involved but that he himself was innocent and that the drug belonged to Brazilian Roberto Claudio. Information about Mark's arrest and the seizure of the hashish was held up for some time by Europe's INTERPOL to allow its agency in Brazil and the Federal police to 26 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000400050027-3 prepare for action. Roberto Claudio, who had been awaiting the merchandise in Rio for sometime, wrote several letters to Zurich where Mark resides. Those letters were intercepted by the police. Difficult Deposition Deputy Valterson Bothelo of the Narcotics Bureau has not yet received a deposition from Engineer Roberto Claudio, who is still being held in Ponto Zero prison in Benfica. When he was arrested last Friday, his statements were taken down by a clerk, but the engineer refused to sign. After three attempts, the deputy gave up the interrogation since the engineer said he would make a dsposition only in curt. The inquiry proceedings were forwarded to the 28th Criminal Court and are in the custody of Prosecutor Rafael Saraiva who is to make the formal charge by Tuesday. If no further investigation is requested by that time, Judge Mario Ernesto Fer- reira will set a day and hour for the hearing. The period for referring the in- quiry to a court of justice expires today. The procedure applicable to drugs is a brief ceremony. ~ Various depositions have already been made a part of the inquiry, principally those of individuals whose names are on the list which was in the possession of the en- gineer. Some of those names--about 100--have detailed accounting notations in the margins, such as quantities of cocaine in grams, the value and date of a given transaction, but not methods of payment since the engineer conducted much of his trafficking on a credit basis. Intensive Activity In Roberto Claudio's apartment the police confiscated many receipts of deposits made in Account No 52 270 at Baner~ Agency, Visconde de Piraja, 559. From the vol- ume,of receipts and notations kept almost on a daily basis, the police believe there was intensive activity in the sale of drugs at that apartment. The police also found a total of 847 grams of cocaine at the engineer's apartment already broken down and separated into bags. Each bag had a label giving the quan- tity in milligrams, price and name of the customer. The engineer's list also con- _ tained the name of Dr Jairo Luciano Cabral. One of the notations indicates a debt of 150,000 cruzeiros. There was also a precision scale and a large number of checks ranging from 5,000 to 394,000 cruzeiros. The inquiry will also be aided by a blue-covered notebook containing notations connected with the cocaine traffic; this was found at the home of a Frenchman, a travel agent, with names, telephone numbers and addresses. The Frenchman was ar- rested at the engineer's apartment but, after making a deposition, was released by the police "due to lack of sufficient evidence to hold him." At Dr Jairo Luciano Cabral's home the police found a plastic bag "with an unspecified quanity of marihuana" in addition to two precision scales. 27 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 Two More Traffickers Arrested Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 5 Aug 81 p 13 [Text] In addition to Engineer Roberto Claudio and Dr Jairo Cabral, two more per- sons were charged by Prosecutor Rafael Cesario with drug traff icking: travel agent Jean-Pierre Laeitre and bank clerk Lidia Queiroz Esteves. Judge Mario Ferreira of the 28th Criminal Court received the accusation and set Monday at 1300 hours as the time of the interrogation of the accused. The trial will continue and will be conducted in the privacy of the court as decided by the judge. Yesterday new documents were made a part of the proceedings and the number 084/81 was assigned to the trial. A courier from the Narc~tics Bureau hand-delivered to Prosecutor Rafael Cesario a large brown envelope full of papers among which were bank deposit receipts, sheets with notations and a blue-covered notebook contain- ing telephone numbers and addresses. There were also checks ranging in amounts from 3,000 to 397,000 cruzeiros and a separate list of issuers whom the police con- sider addicts. Secrecy Broken Yesterday afternoon at the prosecutor's office, Judge Mario Ferreira, irritated, wanted to know how 0 GLOBO had managed to break the court's secrecy inasmuch as the accusation made by the Attorney General's Office against the four persons ac- cused of cocaine trafficking was delivered directly by the prosecutor to the judge without passing through the criminal court's record office, as is customary pro- cedurP. After assuring the magistrate that he gave no information wkatever to the rsporter, the prosecutor asserted that the reporter had received confidential information about the trial from Attorney Evaristo de Moraes Filho who is defending bank clerk Lidia Cristina O,ueiroz Esteves. Prosecutor Rafael Cesario told a colleague yesterday that he was studying the pos- sibility of extending the secrecy of the trial "even until after the judge passes sentence." He also said he hopes further investigation will reveal other traffick- - ers. He plans to send a request to the magistrature asking Deputy,Milton da Costa, director of INTERPOL, to prevent Dr Jairo Luciano Cabral from giving further con- sultations. The doctor is being held with Engineer Roberto Claudio in the Ponto Zero prison in Benfica, and only yesterday he began to speak to newspaper people by telephone. As for the engineer, the doctor said he was unable to respond "as he was very ill, apprehensive due to lack of cocaine." Transporting Drugs In his accusation the prosecutor points out that both Jairo and Roberto Claudio were caught red-handed by the police who found the following items in the Jardim Botanico apartment: about 1 kg of cocaine, already packed in bags, a precision scale and documents pertaining to drug traffic. 28 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 Of the other two persons accused, only the Frenchman, Jean-Pierre, was in Roberto Claudio's apartment when they were caught red-handed. The bank clerk was charged since, according to the police, documentation found in the engineer's house im- plicated her in the trafficking. Jean-Pierre and Lidia are listed as go-betweens, that is, persons who deliver the drug from the trafficker to the addict. It is mentioned in the proceedings that the action taken by the Narcotics Bureau against the bank clerk resulted from a tip given by a father whose 16-year-old son was led by the group to become an addict. Lidia's name was the first obtained by the police, and that started the investigation which ended up in the trio's being caught red-handed. The court was ~lso given a deposit receipt made out by Roberto - Claudio in Lidia's name covering the sum of 160,000 cruzeiros and deposited in her account at the banking institution where she works. Hashish From Greece An informer stated yesterday that "in one of his rare lucid moments at Ponto Zero prison Roberto Claudio said he will produce a witness who will prove he is inno- cent in the affair involving the seizure of 25 kg of hashish in Greece." According to his new version, the witness is a woman, a friend of the engineer who, in 1973, traveled with him to the East. "Roberto Claudio and that woman were traveling together when, either in Iraq or Pakistan, they met the Belgian, Mark; he was traveling by car and offered them a ride. The three went together to India and, as the couple made many purchases, particularly Persian rugs, the woman gave the name of a Brazilian diplomat in Bel- gium who would forward the merchandise to Brazil." According to the informant, Roberto Clau3io will maintain in his interrogation that the diplomat and his traveling companion at the time "are friends and were even neighbors." "Roberto Claudio assured me that he did not intend to use the diplomatic pouch to send the purchases to Brazil. The diplomat was only going to be kind enough to arrange a normal shipment without compromising the Brazilian Embassy in Brussels. "Roberto and the girl left Mark while they were still in India, proceeded to Paris and thence to Rio, while the Belgian continued traveling by car. He promised to go by way of Brussels and deliver the box, which was in the engineer's name, for shipment. But on the way he must have purchased the hashish and, upon crossing the Turkish border, was arrested by the Greek police," the informant concluded. In the Federal Police file, information from INTERPOL on Engineer Roberto Claudio's activities abroad indicates that the 25 kg of hashish seized in Greece was hidden among the Persoan rugs in the engineer's box and that the hashish had been trans- ported by the Belgian in his car. Other informati~n indicates the confiscation of certain letters sent by Roberto Claudio from Rio to Zurich--where the Belgian had his permanent residence--complaining about the nonarrival of the shipment. Mark was already arrested at the time he had reported the engineer's involvement 29 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 and also accused the diplomat who is at present serving in a Brazilian Embassy in Latin America. Drug Traffickers at Precinct Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 26 Jul 81 p 24 [Text) . . , .M ~ ~ _ , � _ ~ . a ~ � ! � ' ~ . , , . ' ,s.` i *'~L 1 . Sytj ~ 7~t' . ~ Fye! J ~ ~r` . ~'Y: Y~ ~ " ' . ~ . I `x, ' j . f - , ~ � K ~ t . ~,1 i. ~ ' . . , ~ ~ . ~ rs ~ p ~ , ~i;_~ . . 'q. � . . . ' , . . . N ,j / 1A~ . ~i: . y', 1...; ~ti >k'f~. ' 61~~n ~ ~ ~ ~b~~k ~ C . : � . w;~ Y~~'~tr� ,a ~ ~ ~ ~ � ~ ~it 'y~ ~ + {bpy' / r ~�i~ ~;"~~Qk~'' 1 ~ Y ~ ~ ! ~i,e, h ~ ~F~ ' ~ ct, ry ~ ~ ~ ~ Y e. l~~ ~ ~,~~~,.V , .1}~. ~ ~~~q~: 4 "a' .~s,~ i- ~~s~.a f a 5r ~ t a ~ ~ ~ r1 ~t: ~ ~n 11. ~ ~ cr rG~p~ ~ ~ ti.,~ ~ f, '3 ~ Ra ,4~�~~ ~ ~,M? ,~y~t lM~j11~ ~ ~r r e\ ~ ''{:~1.. ~ . ~~Vl 'e } ~1 1 R. ~1~. . ~ Z1 ;r; , ~ ! - ; 1~ e ~ ,t, , , l,~ ~y . ~ ~a ~ ~ ~ ' ~ ~~tt~~% ' * ~ . ~ + ~ , hx ~ p f r+~~L - �jt, r ~ ~ ~t .r~ . ~ . . ~ q~ll~ t ~ ~ ~ps ~ r !n' ' i r. i . ~ 3 ~;i d ~,?b~ ` 1)~ ~ ~iu l~'i,~s . ~ , r 34'. ~ ~ ~�t:> ~ ~.1a~~.. ~ . ~ .~a ~ I f E ~i~.~~~~' 'i~~ ~r,~ T ~ . ~ At police headquarters, Dr Jairo Luciano Cabral (hand on face) and Engineer Roberto Claudio da Silveira 8568 CSO: 5300/2420 30 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2047/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000440050027-3 BRAZIL COCAINE USE UP DUE TO CHEAP ACETONE, ETHER Rio de Janeiro JORNAL DO BRASIL in Portuguese 29 3u1 81 p 14 [TextJ Federal Police agents reported that in a ye:~.r the use of cocaine has risen about 40 percent and that almost all the drug coming from Bolivia and Peru is being distilled in the country's principal capitals. The basic products used in preparing the drug--ether and acetone--cost much Iess in Brazil. Traff ickers are taking advantage of this and setting up distilleries in deserted spots in cities of the interior. The almost unlimited purchasing power of major traffickers, addicts related to im- portat persons and a lack of organization on the part of antidrug departments are cited by the Federal Police as the reasons for the increased traffic. According to the agents, it automatically follows that it is more difficult to catch indi- viduais red-handed inasmuch as cocaine is used in luxury hotels ar.d wealthy man- - ~sions and involves persons connected with the country's political machine. Major Traffickers ' According to information at hand, the police are not able to catch anyone red- handed in large hotels since agents are not prepared to frequent "those circles." An operation in Rio`s principal nightclubs is also unfeasible as the agents always run up against ~ndividuals who say: "Do you know with whom you are speaking?" Catching the major traffickers--which the police consider impossible--is very dif- f icult, for such traff ickers do not deal directly with drug transactions and it is always the smalltime traffickers who end up in court. "Cocaine is being widely used by high society, and the middle class--despite cer- tain difficulties--has also begun to use it," a Narcotics Bureau informant said. The police added that they have also been informed about traffic carried on by im- portant persons; but catching someone red-handed or even following a clue which may be accepted by the courts is "virtually impossible." The Federal Police is- - sued a report recently containing the names of the principal traff ickers--a step below the bigtime traffickers--who are operating in Rio. The report cites the following: Flay Campos de Queiros, son of Pedro d.e Queiros, one of the biggest distillers of cocaine at the Brazil-Bolivia border; Alcione 31 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 Luis Pelegrino, one of those responsible for drug trafficking in the Zona Sul; Valdir Ribeiro do Rosario, or Valdir Charuto, in decreed preventive custody; Carlos Krema, who is operating in the entire central part of the city, particularly in the "inferninhos" [little hells]; Alvanir Figueiredo, or Bauru, considered th~ all- powerful in Morro da Providencia; Mariano Vicente de Moura, trafficker in Lapa; Antonio Marcio Biagio, one of the biggest marihuana traffickers, in decre~d�pre- ventive custody; Valter Jose Maria, or Valter Negao, trafficker in the entire Realengo area; and Adilson Celestino, or Sabara, who is in prison and is contin- uing to conduct drug trafficking in Morro da Cachoeirinha. 8568 CSO: 5300/2420 ~ 32 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 BRAZIL BRIEFS SPANISH COCAINE TRAFFICKER ARRESTED--Campinas--Jose Ausio Soler, a 29-year-old , Spaniard in Brazil for 4 months as a tourist, was arrested by the Americana police evening before last; he was carrying 38 grams of pure cocaine which was to be taken to Spain and exchanged for LSD which was to be sold in the Campinas area. Early yesterday morning five addicts were arrested and, at the Holiday Inn where Soler was staying, the police found a"cash book" containing the names of drug pur- - chaserse Soler confessed that a traff icker colleague, Jose Maria Martinez de - Carneiro, also a Spaniard, ~eft the country last week "carrying 10 grams to be ex- changed." However, the police believe that Martinez left with more than 50 grams estimated to be worth about 200,000 cruzeiros. Jose Ausio Soler's arrest was made possible through tips received by the Americana Police Precinct. According to City Deputy Adolpho Magalhaes Lopes, "early in the investigation a police of- ficer purchased 2 grams from Soler, thus proving that he was a traff icker." Wed- nesday evening the police went to the Holiday Inn and arrested Jose Ausio Soler who had the 38 grams of cocaine with him for sale in Americana. After the arrest, the investigators remained in tne room and early in the morning arrested five per- sons who had come to purchase cocaine. Their names were not revealed. Jose Ausio Soler has already served time in the Barcelona penitentiary for trafficking co- caine. Yesterday the Aermicana police began to verify the names of those involved with him. Confronted by the press in the afternoon, Sol~r said that he had pur- chased the cocaine in Campinas but did not know the seller's name. "It was in the center of the city and I do not know the person," he said. The trafficker also confessed that his colleague had been trafficking drugs for months. The proceed- ings of the inquiry will be sent to the Federal Police, the Special Narcotics Bureau c~ the DEIC [Criminal Investigations Department] and the Foreign Police Headquarters where the Americana Precinct will request Soler's expulsion. [Text] [Sao Paulo 0 ESTADO DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 31 Jul 81 p 18] 8568 RECORD MARIHUANA BUST--In an unprecedented operation, the Rio Grande do Sul police and the Federal Police broke up one of the biggest drug-trafficking gangs operating in the country. Until now, 28 persons have been indicted, part of whom are already in prison. They were distributing marihuana in eight states under the leadership of Luis Newton Oliveira Galeano, a native of Rio Grande do Sul. This affair had been pursued secretly for the last 16 months when the seizure of 110 grams of mari- huana in Sapucaia do Sul, a suburb of Greater Porto Alegre, gave rise to investi- gations which were to be extended to various states, principally Parana and Santa Catarina. [Text] [Sao Paulo 0 ESTADO DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 6 Aug 81 p 26) 8568 CSO: 5300/2420 33 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R440400050027-3 COLOMBIA JUDGE OF 'COCAINE QUEE1~' FOUND INNOCENT Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 24 Jul 81 pp 13-A, 24-A [Text] In a hearing before a panel consisting of Magistrates Augusto Lozano Del- gado, Jorge Ortiz Rubio and Pantaleon Me~ia Garzon, the High Court of Bogota has ordered a permanent dismissal of charges against Leonor Izquierdo de Pava, the attorney wh~m the Superior Judicial Council summarily relieved of the post of Criminal Court Judge No 48 on the grounds that she had committed irregularities in the investigation sY~~e conducted in relation to Marleny Orjuela de Sanchez, the so-called "Cocaine Queen" and two other accused persons. J - . ~ ~ ::~w t ~ ' ' ~ ~ Y "i~~~ - i. i I Leonor Izquierdo de Pava, former judge No 48 of the Cri~minal Court The appelate panel handed down this decision in complete agreement with the opinion of its legal consultant, Dr Alfredo Gutierrez Reina. Tt arrived at the conclusion that the former ~udge had not cam~itted the crimes of arbitrary deten- tion and misfeasance in office with which she had been charged as a consequence of her actions in that case. 34 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 Vindication The ruling of the Court, which apparently is not subject to review by the Supreme Court, carries special importance not only in clearing the dismissed judge's good name but also in regard to the suit she has brougfit before the Council of State seeking the annulment of the action by which the Superior Judicial Council removed her from her post for clearcut ma.lfeasance on the basis of the principle of "known truth and good faith." This was the first dismissal case handled by the council since it began functioning. The Case of the "Cocaine Queen" It may be recalled that the scandal which culminated in the removal of Dr Izquierdo de Pava resulted from the capture of Marleny Orjuela de Sanchez during the course of an operation carried out by personnel of the national attorney gener- al's off ice during whictc the woman mentioned--whom someone called "Cocaine Queen"-- and Hector Yepes Morales and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez were captured, the latter two in possession of several kilos of cocaine. During the investigation Judge Izquierdo de Pava set Marleny Orjuela de Sanchez = free and that gave rise to the appointment of an inspector from the Attorney General's Off ice to examine the judge's actions. Dismissal and Trial While the scandal kept growing the judge carried out new investigations and, chang- ing her initial decision, handed down a detention order against the presumed "Cocaine Queen." Meanwhile, disciplinary action had been initiated which culmin- - ated in the judge's dismissal by the Superior Judicial Council and in the launching of an investigation of her for the presumed crimes of malfeasance in office and arbitrary detention. The Dropping of Charges The Bogota Superior Court decided this latter suit yesterday with the permanent dismissal of charges against the judge who had been removed on the gr~unds that she had freed the accused woman because at that moment in the proceedings there was not sufficient basis for handing down an order for detention due to the fact that personnel from the attorney general~s office who had captured her did not provide the necessary evidence, nor did they came to the judge's office to make the appropriate declaration. Rulings . Also the Court ruled that since the only statement against Marleny nad been given by Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, one of the accused, and that since that statement, taken by the personnel of the attorney general's office, had not been in accordance with legal formalities, the judge, naturally, could not consider it as having sufficient legal weight to order the detention of the accused woman. In reaching the conclusion that Dr Izquierdo de Pava acted within the law, the court 35 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 also took into account the fact that during his questioning Rodriguez himself ' denied the charges he had made and maintained that the signature which appeared _ on the statement was not his. The man~s assertion was subsequently corroborated by the expert graphologists of the Institute of Lega1 Medicine, a fact which demonstrated that the judge acted correctly in not accepting that supposed proof as valid. - 9204 CSO: 5300/2421 36 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R440400050027-3 COLOMBIA DEPUTiES CALL FOR SUSPENSION OF COCAINE DESTRUCTION Bogota EL TIII~O in Spanish 29 Jul 81 p 7-B [TextJ Deputies Edgar Orozco and Jesus Carvajal have requested that the govern- ment immediately suspend the destruction of the coca crops in Cauca. The two deputies asked the government to stop that action while promoting alterna- tive econamic measures to provide for the subsistence of the Indians and farmers who have engaged in coca cultivation. This petition is contained in a document which the two deputies presented to the lower House. The document had initially been presented as a proposal of the Congress but in the end they let it stand as a position paper. But at the same time another proposal was approved which establishes a parliamentary co~nittee which, together with a government committee, is to study the socio- economic and political situations which are developing in the south of Cauca Department because of the destruction of the coca fields. The text of the statement is as follows: "The undersigned deputies respectfully request the president of the republic, Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala, and the minister of ~ustice, Dr Felio Andrade Manrique, to order the immediate suspension of the destruction of coca fields in Cauca Department unti.l the government has complied with Article 60 of the Decree 1188 of 1974 (National Drug Law) which provides that "the national goverrnnent shall promote alternative economic measures to provide ~or the subsistence of the Indians and the farmers engaged in the cultivation of coca before this statute goes into effect." ~ The text of the proposal approved by the Congress is as follows: ~ "A parliamentary committee is to be established by this body~s leadership so that, jointly with a co~ittee appointed by the executive branch of the government, it may travel to Cauca Department and specifically to the municipalities of Patia, Bolivar, San Sebastian, Almaguer,~La Vega, Balboa, La Sierra and Argelia, in the south of Cauca Department, to E1 Tambo in the west of Cauca Department and Paez 37 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 and Inza in the east and study in depth the very serious socioeconomic and political situations which are developing in those regions because of the destruction of the coca crops which the Indians have been cultivating and on which they have depended for their,livelihood. The committee is ta present to the national Congress and to the president of the republic a judicious, thorough and exhaustive study on the immediate measures to be taken to solve this very serious problem and it will also inform the honorable Chamber whether the national government is complying with the provisions of Article 69 of Decree 1188 of 1974 (National Drug Law)." 9204 CSO: 5300/2421 38 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02109: CIA-RDP82-00850R400400050027-3 ' COLOMBIA BRIEFS COCAINE, MARItNANA RAIDS DESCRIBID--Patrols of police specialized in the fight against narcotics dealt two new ~lows against the drug rings operating in Colombia when they seized more than 5 tons of marihuana and a crop of coca leaves. The operations took place in the urban periphery of Cienaga, Magdalena, where authori- ties found in a warehouse 130 packages ready for export and weighing 4.5 tons. When the drug traffickers became as~are of the police they escaped, leaving behind several firearms. Elsewhere in the same area, in a residence a~. the corner of 22nd Street and Highway 23, agents found more than a ton of pressed marihuana. Jose Angulo Soto, Carlos Otero Cano and Eduardo Salazar Lara who were arrested in that operation, were in possession of a submacl~inegun'with two clips, six boxes of 9 mm-caliber bullets, 300.30-caliber cartridges and a hydraulic press. And finally, the agents discovered a field of coca with more than 5,000 plants in Sandona on Tombillo Lane. [Text] [Bogota EL SIGLO in Spanish 28 Jul 81 p 2] 9204 COCAINE TRAFFICKERS ARRESTID--During a series of operations carried out last Tues- day units from the Police Departments of Cundinamarca and Huila captured five muggers who had just attacked an interurban bus and seven drug traffickers, some in possession of a considerable quantity of cocaine and the others while they were in front of two coca plantations. Personnel of the Huila Police Department cap- tur.ed Ernesto Gutierrez, Gerardo Acosta, Napoleon Molina, Aristizabal Vasquez Ramirez and Jose Palomino Jimenez on Soyarte Lane in the municipality of Pitalito. They were surprised whi.le traveling in a camper without license plates and carrying _ 2 pounds of pure cocaine and a scale for weighing cocaine. iJnits from the same department located two coca fields having the capacity to produce 100 "arrobas" [unit equiva~ent to 25 pounds] of coca on two farms called San Judas and San Lucas on Tampillas Lane in the jurisdiction of the municipality Rivera. [Excerpts] [Bogota EL ESPECTADOR in Spanish 3 Aug 81 p 23-A] 9204 CSO: 5300/2421 39 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 MEXICO ANTIDRUG CAMPAIGN RESULTS FOR FIRST HALF REPORTED Culiacan EL SOL DE SINALOA in Spanish 13 Jul 81 p 7 [Text] The activities carried out during the first half of the year by the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic in the battle against drug trafficking increased in comparison with the same period last year, as did the results, owing to the fact that the excellent rainfall in 1980 caused the drug plantations to thrive more. In making the foregoing statement, Hector Aviles Castillo, coordinator for Zone 06 of the permanent campaign against drug trafficking noted that, as of 30 June of this year 486 individuals were arrested and tried; whereas, last year, the number was 293. The seizures this year amounted to 2 tons, 562,555 kilograms, compared with 640,636 kilograms last year. In 1981, the amount of seed confiscated totaled about 50,092 kilograms, in contrast to 5,130 ktlograms; a~d, as for poppies, the figure was 7,396 kilograms in 1981 compared with 11,645 in 1980. This year, 24,552 kilograms of opium gum were seized, while the 1980 figure was 1,714 kilograms. According to Aviles Castillo, this year, 4,300 grams of heroin were seized, compared�with 5,237 in 1980. The department has also seized cocaine amounting to 85 grams in 1981; whereas, last year, the amount was 20 grams. Seizures were made of 9,976 toxic pi~ls, compared with 1,846 confi~scated during the first half of 1981. This year, five clandestine laboratories which had been used for processing drugs were destroyed, 54 vehicles were confiscated and two sma.ll aircraft were seized. The battle to destroy plantations has undergone a considerable increase, and hence the coordinator stated that all the equipment has had to be used for the longest possible period of time, bringing satisfactory results, and the harvesting of the plants has been precluded, thus avoiding their distributio~ both in the country and abrAad. ' 2909 CSO: 5330/37 40 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 MEXICO PLANS FOR ANTIDRUG CAMPAIGN DISCUSSED AT MEETING Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 19 Jul 81 Sec B p 14 [Text] Mexico City, 18 Jul (INFORMEX)--Today, Samuel Alva Leyva, second assistant attorney general and national coordinator of the permanent campaign against drugs, concluded the activities of the Fourth National Meeting of Regional Coordinators of this campaign, which was a total success. Views were exchanged, and new tech- niques for combating the drug traffic in our country were decided upon. Mention was made of the usefulness of the pilot plans, which consist of ma.king a general sweep in certain sections of the mountains, in order to make certain that not a single drug plantation is left in them. Priority is being given to tht areas in which poppy and marihuana production and trafficking are likely, according to Alva Leyva, who reported that, to date, eight pilot plans have been carried out in the ~~t~a'Ges of Guerrero, Michoacani Oaxaca, Jalisco, Veracruz, Chiapas and Durango, and in the periphery of the Federal District. He announced that, this year,eight additional plans will be put into effect in the states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Chihuahua, and the northwestern s~ction of the country and the Yucatan peninsula; and gave assurance that the permanent campaign against drug trafficking would continue in the future, in order to eradicate these nefarious plants harming the country. He cited the ma~or cooperation that the Mexican Army has been offering to the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), as well as all the police of Mexico, including the municipal forces. . The closing ceremony was attended by Fernando Baeza Melendez, a senior official from the PGR; Gen Raul Mendiolea, head of the Federal Judicial Police; Federico Ponce Ro~as, direc~tor of administration; Enrique Hernandez Ruiz, chief of the air services unit; and other officials of the institution. 2909 CSO: 5330/38 41 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 MEXICO PRISON PERSONNEL CLAIMED SELLING DRUGS TO INMATES Nuevo Laredo EL DIARIO DE NUEVO LAREDO in Spanish 19 Jul 81 Sec A p 2 [Text] Mexico City, 18 Jul (INFORMEX)--With the knowledge and tolerance of the authorities of the various prisons in Mexico City, intoxicating beverages and all types of drugs are still being brought into the prisons and sold to the inmates. The foregoing was learned from the many complaints made by numerous relatives of the prisoners, as well as by the employees themselves, to the effect that the high- ranking officials in charge of vigilance bring in the beverages, marihuana, cocaine and other drugs carried in their vehicles. According to the charge, this situation is most obvious at the Santa Martha Acatitla prison, headed by Juan Alberto Antolin Lozano; in which not only is there traffick- ing in wines, liquor and drugs, but there has been discovered the forging of American currency within the establistunent, as well as the illegal sale of cocaine which, rather than rehabilitating the inmate, deteriorates his physical condition further still. The same thing holds true for the Southeast and Northeast prisons. In the middle of this week, a report was made of the chief and deputy group chiefs at the northern prison, named Amad Molined and Pedro Antonio Castro, who are bringing in crates of wine to be adulterated and subsequently sold to the inmates. Two employees of that prison stated that they had on several occasions reported this criminal beverage and drug trafficking to the general director of prisons and social rehabilitation center, Juan Mucino Labastida, but that he has not paid any attention thus far and, on the contrary, this drug trafficking has increased. Both employees, whose names are not being given for obvious reasons, expressed their desire to report this serious situation directly to the secretary of government, inasmuch as the corruption inside the prisons is intolerable. 2909 CSO: 5300/38 42 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 MEXICO COCAINE SHIPMENT SEIZED, TRAFFICKERS CAPTURED Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 7 Jul 81 Sec B p 14 [Text] Mexicali--Federal police agents seized a shipment of cocaine worth about $800,000 (nearly 20 million pesos) on the black market in the United States, and arrested a drug trafficker who has an extensive criminal record for crimes against health. Almost simultaneously, United States authorities in Douglas, Arizona, ai ~~_ted an accomplice of Francisco Guzman Tovar, aged 39 (the individual arrested by the police here), who was identified as Forfirio Rocha Herrera, a resident of Mexicali. The agent of the Federal Public Ministry in this town, Jose S. Reta Diaz, received a report yesterday which was sent to him by the commander of the Federal Judicial Police, Pablo Garcia Martinez, in which the latter notified him of the results of a series of investigations ending in the seizure of 675 grams of cocaine and the capture of the trafficker Guzman Tovar, a resident of No 1995 Churubusco Avenue, on the former Coahuila communal farm in this Baja California capital. The spokesman for the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic said that Guzman Tovar was arrested a block from his residence, as he was driving a green 1975 Mercury car, with Baja California license plates 804-XHB. Upon being questioned he admitted to them that he was carrying in the vehicle's spare tire 675 grams of cocaine, which he had brought from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, - and which he intended to turn over soon to his accomplice, Porfirio Rocha Herrera, so that the latter could take it to the United States. However, Rocha was arrested by the police in Douglas, Arizona, where he will be arraigned for possession of and trafficking in 2 pounds of cocaine. According to Reta Diaz, Guzman and Rocha ~~re brothers-in-law, and the former has a long record of drug trafficking. 2909 CSO: 5300/38 43 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 MEXICO SUBJECTS CHARGED WITH COCAINE TRAFFICKING OBTAIN RELEASE Cocaine Distribution Admitted Piedras Negras EL DIARIO DE PIEDRAS NEGRAS in Spanish 15 Jul 81 Sec D p 4 [Text] Yesterday, the agent of the Federal Public Ministry, Xavier Elizondo, took the preliminary statement of the American and the woman who were arrested in Ciudad Acuna with cocaine in their possesion, and who said that they had made a contact for the sale of a moderate amount of that drug. . .This information was provided to EL DIARIO yesterday, with an indication that these individuals would be turned over to the federal ~udge of the second district court sometime today. The individuals in custody are Joe Kaminscki and Maria de los Angeles Delgado Reyes. The American had in his possession a bottle containing about S grams of cocaine, this being a sample for demonstrating the quality and purity of the drug, which they were attempting to sell. Also confiscated was the sum of nearly $5,000, included in the indictment, money which is presumed to be a result of previous sales. The two individuals were arrested by Comdr Mario Espinoza at the Camelia Bar in the red-light district of Ciudad Acuna, where they maintained their center of operations for distributing the drug. Beating Claimed Piedras Negras EL DIARIO DE PIIDRAS NEGRAS in Spanish 16 Jul 81 Sec D p 4; Sec A p 2 [Text] Hector Rodolfo de Hoyos, clerk of the district court in this town, took note of the protection sought by Hugo V31dez Guerra for his client; the Polish-American Joe Raminscki and Maria de los Angeles Delgado de Gomez, to protect them from being kept incommunicado, and from beating and torture. This action was reported yesterday, with an indication that the matter will be turned over to the federal court, where. a decision will l~ made concerning the protection requested, that is, the request made by the official defenders, because Gui~:lermo Ramos is also involved in this action. They demand that the individuals in custody be held for trial within 24 hours or released, with the pertinent court action. They claimed that they would disclose that the American was beaten to force him to admit his guilt. 44 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPR~VED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R004400054027-3 Joe Kaminscki and Maria de los Angeles Delgado were arrested by Federal Judicial Police forces in the bar known as Camelia, in the red-light district of Ciudad Acuna. The Pole was found to have a bottle containing cocaine in his possession, and when the health center made its tests, it issued cer~tification attesting to the fact that it was a gram of the aforementioned drug. The individuals under arrest, the drug and the slightly over $3,000 and 19,000 pesos were turned over to the agent of the Federal Public Ministry. Insufficient Evidence Found Piedras Negras EL DIARIO DE PIEDRAS NEGRAS in Spanish 17 Jul 81 Sec D p 2 [Text] Yesterday, the agent of the Federal Public Ministry, Xavier Elizondo, granted the release of the Polish-American Joe Kamniscki, as well as that of his girlfriend Maria de los Angeles Delgado de Gomez, after deciding that the amount of cocaine found in the American's possession was only for his personal consumption. The health center in this town also noted that the drug, that is, the cocaine, consisted of only 1 gram, and not S grams, because it had undergone several "cuts," and the laboratory workers at the health center determined that the Ameri.can was addicted to this type of drug. The defense made by Hugo Valdez Guerra and Guillermo Ramos, who even took steps to petition for protection from the federal court against beatings, being kept incommu- nicado and torture, was very skillful; and they succeeded in prompting the federal prosecutor to decide on the release of the subjects being held, without even remanding them to the federal ~udge, Canto Lopez. The two lawyers, possibly the most famous in their field, claimed in the defense of the cocaine traff icking American that he had been tortured in order to obtain a statement from him admitting to the crimes included in the charge. The defense _ succeeded in having the charges dropped. - This calls to mind a similar case, one involving Floyd Harris Shi~n, also an American, who was arrested with a grain of heroin, and whom the federal judge at the time there- fore sentenced to 7 years in prison. In the case which concerns us, the defense action was stronger and more categorical. In the case of Floyd Harris, although he was not tortured, he came to make his preliminary statement in a wheelchair, and later was on crutches. The Pole Kamniscki was arrested by the Federal Judicial Police in a vice den named Camelia. This American had in his possession the bottle containing cocaine which, at first, was claimed to be 5 grams, but later was found to be quite adulterated. In this case, one observed the fully justified action taken by the federal prosecutor. 2909 CSO: 5330/38 45 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 MEXICO DRUGSTORE OWNER CAUGHT SUPPLYING ADDICTS Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 16 Jul 81 Sec B p 7 [TextJ Mexicali--According to a report issued yesterday by the agent of the Federal Public Ministry, Apolonio Villarreal Sosa, the owner of a pharmacy located in the Pro-Hogar housing development was arrested by Federal Judicial Police agents when he was caught in the act of selling controlled pharmaceuticals (drugs) to two young addicts. In making the report on the case, the federal official urged the Mexicali community yesterday to report to the social represen.~ative entity of which he is in charge all owners and employees of local drugstores who engage in the illegal sale of substances which stimulate and depress the central nervous system. The individual under arrest is Andres Mendoza Lopez, aged 35, owner of the Mexicali Pharmacy, located at Rio Culiacan Street and Ignacio Ramirez Avenue, in the Pro-Hogar development. O~rer 13,000 toxic pills, which he kept in a box in the back yard of the establishment, were confiscated from him. Also arrested were Ignacio Magallon Valdez, aged 28, a resident of No 980 Montes de Oca Avenue, and Jose Luis Montano Zapata, aged 26, a resident of No 857 Abasolo Avenue, both in the Pro-Hogar housing development, who were caught purchasing 12 Optanox pills. They were placed at the disposal of the health authorities for rehabilitation. ' Villarreal Sosa announced that he and several Federal Judicial Police agents arrived at the aforementioned drugstore to look at the registration books for the pharma- ceuticals controlled by the Secretariat of Health and Assistance, inasmuch as they had receiv~d complains from several local residents to the effect tha.t drugs were being sold illegally in that establishment. Upon arriving, they caught Mendoza Lopez (the owner) selling 12 Optanox pills for 300 pesos to the youths Magallon Valdez and Montano Zapata. The latter were taken into custody upon leaving the establishment, and the former was asked for the aforementioned registration books. He did not have them, and later confessed to having beer. engaged in the sale of toxic pills for about 5 or 6 months. He removed a box from the back yard of the drug store, and turned it over to the authorities. 46 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 The official from the Office of the Attorney General of Justice stated that the two youths who were arrested admitted that they had been engaged in purchasing toxic pills for exactly 4 months. He said that any situation such as this should be reported, in order to eradicate the vice "because a community like this, at the height of development, cannot pro- gres:. as it should so long as there are social problems such as drug addiction." Lopez will be held for trial, on charges of a crime against health, and turned over to the f irst district court. 2909 CSO: 5330/38 47 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 MEXICO POLICE FOIL ATTEMPT TO MARKET PILLS IN PUERTO LIBERTAD Hermosillo EL IMPARCIAL in Spanish 22 Jul 81 Sec A p 8 - [Text] Two individuals who attempted to open a market for psychotropic pills were arrested by Federal Judicial Police forces with 6,000 of them. The two were arrested in different locations. The first one, Javier Mendoza.Cota, was detained while driving a Datsun, traversing a gap between Caborca and Puerto Libertad, and traces of psychotropic pills were found in his possession. Upon being questioned, this subject stateii that, on 11 July of this year, he had sold for the sum of 21,000 pesos 6,000 of these pills, also known as "whites," to Francisco Sau Navarro, in Puerto Libertad, Sonora. The latter was to be responsible for their sale in that location. The foregoing report was released by the agent of the Federal Public Ministry, Ernesto Avila Triana, who remarked that the importance of these arrests Yies in the fact that they precluded the opening of a market for this type of drug which the individuals in custody intended to start. He added that, owing to the surveillance carried out by the Federal Judicial Police in this area, it is known that there is no market for such pills; and evidence of ~ this is the fact that after having had them in his possession for 10 days, Francisco Sau Navarro had been unable to se1Z them. He went on to say that, therefore, this case is a success for the Federal Judicial Police, indicating an eff3.cient permanent battle against the drug traffic. The first to be arrested, Javier Mendoza Cota, told the Federal Judicial Police that his residence is currently in Tucson. When arrested, he was in a 1975 Datsun with state of Arizona plates ABB-369. 2909 CSO: 5330/37 48 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 MEXICO POLICE CAPTURE WANTED MARIHUANA RING MEMBER Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 10 Jul 81 Sec B p 14 , [Text] Mexicali--Jose Luis Carrasco Villegas, owner of a fodder business in Calexico, and a major member of a transcontinental ring of drug traffickers which was discover- ed and broken up on 6 January of this year by Mexican Army troops (during a shootout on a clandestine runway located in this municipality), was captured by Federal Judi- cial Police agents. In making the report, the agent of the Federal Public IrL.nistry in this ~urisdiction, Jose S. Reta Diaz, stated that Carrasco Villegas, aged 25, was arrested as he was driving a vehicle in the vicinity of this town. ~ ~ He noted that, in this way, a war'rant for arrest issued by the first district judge in the state, Jesus Gudino Pelayo, was implemented. Carrasco, owner of the company named Carrasco Fodder, established in Calexico, ha~? been sending drugs (mainly marihuana) to that town, from which they were distributed to different parts of the United States Background On the riight of 6 January of this year, Mexican Army troops held a gun battle with members of a drug trafficking ring on a cland~stine runway discovered in Laguna Seca, in the municipality of Mexicali, which resulted in the death of two of the traffickers ~ and the wounding of another. According to the report made at the time, Antonio Estra- da Gomez and Manuel Americo Castillo were killed, while the American pilot, Gregory L. Gillet, sustained a bullet wound. The Colombians Alberto Leon Hernandez, Fernando Caicedo Varon and Ciro Fernando Molina were arrested, as were the Mexicans Manuel Aguirre Galindo, Eduardo Escolares Jimenez, Rodolfo Palacios Rivera, Jose Teodulo Jimenez, Francisco Reyes Delgadillo, Jesus Alberto Sanchez Munoz, Rene Verdugo Urquidez and Jose Luis Reyes Delgadillo. On the scene of the incident, the Army seized a Colombian Air Force DC-4 plane (flown by the American pilot, Gregory L. Gillet), as well as 7.5 tons of marihuana located on that aircraft. The drugs had ~ust been brought from Colombia. It was said that the contact in that country was Juvenal Gomez Bara~as, while the contact in northwestern Mexico was Manuel Aguirre Galindo, who was arrested during the gun battle on 6 January. 49 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 Some names of the members of the ring who were not captured in the operation were concealed by the police, including that of Jose Luis Carrasco Villegas. The latter joined the ring years ago and, according to the report made yesterday by the federal prosecutvr, he had succeeded in taking several marihuana shipments across to the United States. The action against all the aforementioned subjects in custody is taking place in~.the first district court in this capital. 2909 CSO: 5330/38 50 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 MEXICO r1ARIHUANA PLANTATIONS DESTROYED, TRAFFICKERS CAPTURED Nuevo Laredo EL DIARIO D~ NUEVO LAREDO in Spanish 29 Jul 81 Sec C p 3 [Text] During their reconnaissance flights over the states situated between Tamauli- pas, Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, the Federal Judicial Police have located countless marihuana plantations which have been destroyed to prevent the poisoning of young people who, after having consumed drugs for certain p~riods of time, become genuine social outcasts. During the past few days, the federal agents discovered and destroyed several mari- huana plantations which had been utilized by five individuals from Nuevo Leon, who were found to have several kilograms of the "fateful" grass in their possession, as well as a moderate number of weapons and ammunition. Eleuterio Luna Panto~a, Julian Luna Siller, Everardo Rodriguez Tamez, Fernando Santos Perales and Orlando Tijerina Sanchez are the five sub~ects who had been engaged in growing marihuana on the Joyas d2 Anteojitos communal farm in the municipality of Arramberri, in the state of Nuevo Leon. During the search raid made by the federal police agents, 15 burlap bags containing over 70 kilograms of marihuana were seized. At the same time, in a 1974 Volkwagen vehicle with state of Nuero Leon license plates RLD-356, which these individuals had been using to transport small amounts of grass, they discovered weapons of various calibers and a considerable volume of ammunition. The federal authorities also proceeded to destroy a marihuana plantation measuring approximately 70 square meters, with a density of eight plants per meter, which was located on a site known as Puerto Pecedillos, in the municipality of Arramberri. 2909 CSO: 5330/39 51 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 MEXICO SIX TRAFFICKERS HELD FOR TRIAL, LABORATORY SEIZED . Culiacan EL SOL DE SINALOA in Spanish 19 Jul 81 Sec B p 2 [Text] Six persons were remanded by the agency of the Federal Public Ministry to the first district ~udge for crimes against health, in the degree of purchase, sale, processing and distribution of drugs, and any others that may result. They have confessed that they were engaged for some time in drug trafficking activities. ~ - The subjects presumed to be guilty are: Jose Guadalupe Quinones Torres, Felipe Angulo Torres, Enrique Quinones Torres, Jose Asencion Arau~o Hernandez, alias "Victor", Jesus Salvador Trujillo Rodriguez and Alma Rosa Marquez Zazueta, alias "Rossy", from whom the Federal Judicial Police confiscated 1 kilogram and 320 grams of mari- huana seed, 554 grams of opium gum and 54 grams of morphine, as well as primitive utensils which had been used in the clandestine laboratory run by these individuals. The arrest made by the forces under orders from the second commander of the Federal Judicial Police, Manuel Espindola Martinez, took place in the Lombardo Toledano development in this capital town, and those implicated had the laboratory at the E1 Diez camp in this central municipality. The success of the investigation was due to the speed with which the agents from the O~fice of the Attorney General of the Republic acted. In their report, they reveal that the woman who was arrested was a professional prostitute, and was engaged in both the distribution and transportation of the drugs, as we11 as the procurement of contacts for the purchase of drugs which were to be processed later. ti 2909 CSO: 5330/37 , = 52 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02109: CIA-RDP82-00850R400400050027-3 MEXICO LARGE AMOUNT OF MARIHUANA SEIZED FROM TRAFFICKERS � Ciudad Juarez EL FRONTERIZO in Spanish 10 Jul 81 Sec B p 2 [Text] Yesterday, agents of the Federal Judicial Police seized a ton and a half of . marihuana from the notorious criminal, Daniel Contreras Villanueva, alias "E1 Bonny~'. on a communal farm near the settlement of Villa Ahumada. Several agents under orders from the regional commander, Carlos Gabriel Santillanez Ramos, first made a se~zure yesterday of 500 kilograms of marihuana in some adobe walls located at kilometer 22 0~ the Pan-American Highway, arresting Rene Camarena Malnar, "Bonny's" accomplice, who admitted that most of the grass shipment was stored on the Villa Ahumada communal farm, near the settlement of the same name. Continuing the investigation, the Federal Judicial Police agents actually discovered on the aforementioned communal farm 1,000 more kilograms of the harmful grass, all owned by Contreras Villanueva. It was taken from there to this border in two vehicles which they commandeered, namely, a 1960 Ford truck and a 1980 pickup type truck. ~ On the same communal farm, the drug trafficker nicknamed "E1 Bonny" was arrested, and confessed that the marihuana was his, and that he had purchased it in the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, from some individuals who acted as his contact and with whom he had been operating for several years. It was also learned that a 9 millimeter caliber pistol was confiscated from "Bonny's " accomplice, Camarena Malnar, who did not have time to use it whan he was apprehended by the Federal Police agents. T~ao other persons have also apparently been arrested, but their names were not given so as not to interfere with the investigations; but they would appear to be the contacts in Oaxaca and Veracruz whom "E1 Bonny" mentioned. Today, this pair of drug traffickers will be turned over to the Federal Public Ministry where "Bonny" will be charged with some crimes committed previously, including in particular the death of a young mna. 53 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 { : r;'~ u:; x ! ~ .'k,~+~ Lf i~ r~ r~ ~ , _ ~ r~ :`'~V ~:,t ~ f!'; ~ j . ~ ~ , . ~ ~ ~ . / ~a . ~d~.1 l ~ ~ . , ~ y ~ / f The drug trafficker Daniel Contreras Villanueva, alias "E1 Bonny." and his accomplice, Rene Camarena Malnar, were captured without a struggle after having been caught by the Federal Judicial Police with a ton and a half of marihuar.a. 2909 CSO: 5330/37 54 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 MEXICO BRIEFS FOUR TRAFFICKERS RELEASED--Four federal prisoners who were convicted and sentenced for having trafficked in drugs recovered their freedom during the past few days, some because of having served their sentences and another because he received pre- release benefits. Prominent among them is the drug trafficker Pablo Vazquez Flores, alias "E1 Coreano," who, as may be recalled, succeeded in escaping from the La Loma prison on 1 December 1976, but was recaptured 10 days later. This individual managed to obtain from the General Directorate of Coordinated Crime Prevention and Social Rehabilitation Services the pre-release benefits in the form of daily egress with nighttime confinement. On the basis of a trial which was held in the second district court, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison and given a fine of 10,000 pesos. It was also reported that Calixto Quirino Juarez, who entered La Loma on 26 November 1975, having been sentenced to 8 years and 6 months in prison, regained nis freedom when that sentence was considered to have been served. Jorge Perez Cardona, who entered jail on 26 July 1977 with a 7 year sentence, was freed upon the completion of that sentence. Finally, it was announced that Manuel Diaz Caballero, sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in prison, obtained pre-release bene- fits in the form of daily egress and nightt3me confinement. [Text] [Nuevo Laredo RL MANANA in Spanish 30 Jul 81 Sec B p 7] 2909 PILL PUSHERS ARRESTED--Mexicali--On Saturday afternoon, municipal police agents succeeded in arresting four individuals who were members of a criminal gang supply- ing toxic pills to the youths who gather every day in Heroes de Chapultepec Park, adjoining the United States border. A total of 730 psychotropic pills of various types was seized from them. The individuals under arrest are Ruben Lopez Lopez, Jose Jimenez Ruiz, Raul~Valdez and Rodrigo ~alas Flores, aged 18, 17, 24 and 17 years, respectively; all of whom are reside~ts of this capital. A repor~t sent by the municipal police to the public ministry placing the four subjects in custody at the latter's disposal states that they were caught by agents from that entity while distributing drugs among the young addicts who congregate in that park, locat- ed a few meters from the borderline with the United States. Except for Rodrigo Salas Flores, who was in normal condition, all the others were given a medical examination, the results of which showed that they were drugged with depressant pills affecting the nervous system. From all of them the police collected 730 pills of different kinds, as well as a portable radio and other items the origin of which will also be investigated. This is, in fact the heaviest blow dealt by the local police to the drug distributors who have been meeting in that location for the past several years. [TextJ [Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 20 Jul 81 Sec B p 14J 2909 55 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 COCAINE SMUGGLER CAUGHT--Mexico City, 7 Jul (INFORMEX)--This morning, at the Mexico City International Airport, the Federal Judicial Police arrested the Mexican drug trafficker Juana Dominguez Lozada, and confiscated from her nearly a kilogram of pure cocaine worth S million pesos. The woman was arrested when she left flight - 646 of the LACSA airline arriving from Costa Rica, where she claimed to have pur- chased the drug for subsequent distribution in this capital to addicts, particularly in red-light district nightclubs. She was carrying the drug in small plastic bags attached to her underwear. The drug trafficker explained that she had arrived in this capital on other occasions carrying similar amounts of cocaine, but managed to evade the polica vigilance on all of them. The judicial police succeeded in catch- ing this woman after the dog Fritz detected the drug during the inspection. Today, Dominguez Lozada was placed at the disposal of the General Directorate of Prelimi- nary Investigations of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, and she will later be transferred to the sixth penal court in which she will be tried. [Text] [Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 8 Jul 81 Sec B p 16] 2905 TRAFFICKING RING CAPTURED--Mexico City, 15 Jul (INFORMEX)--A well organized ring of drug traffickers and car thieves was captured in Osxaca. Near Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, over half a ton of marihuana was seized, and those responsible for it, namely, Aristeo Alonso Utrera, Jorge Agustin del Valle Cortes and Adan Cristobal Teodoro, were captured. The first-named of the group was caught at Rio Lalana, on the Palomares-Tuxtepec highway, in a 1975 Ford pickup truck without license plates, which was also carrying 200 kilograms of marihuana. After this, the judicial police managed to locate a machine-shop in Tuxtepec, owned by Wilfrido Aguirre Hondal, an accomplice of the others, and five small trucks, three automobiles and a Ford pick- up truck were found on the site. In the investigation, it was discovered that all these vehicles had been purchased by those persons without the respective documen- tation; and hence the possibility of their having stolen them has not been prec~.uded. The individuals in custody, the marihuana and the vehicles were turned over to the Federal Public Ministry in Oaxaca, where they will be assigned to the pertinent judge. [Text] [Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 16 Jul 81 Sec B p 7] 2909 YACHT WITH MARIHUANA DISCOVERED--Mexico City, 16 Jul (NOTIMEX)--An American luxury yacht, the "Alexandria," loaded with over a ton of marihuana, bound for the port of Miami, Florida, ran aground on the Mexican coast and was discovered by the police. In Chetumal, Quintana Roo, the crew members Edward Myers Millard and Bruce Boatryght ~aere apprehended. Both attempted to obtain "underwater" aid to free their boat which was located near the Xkabex beaches from the shoals. The federal agents made a visual search inside the vessel, finding 91 plastic and 15 burlap bags containing 1 ton and 60 kilograms of Colombian marihuana, known as "lamb's tail" and "red hair." The yacht, with a hold in its lower section, is of American registry. The crew may possibly have made a mistake and deviated from its course from Colombia to Florida, running aground c,n the shores of Quintana Roo. The traffickers confessed to having procured the drug from well-known Colombian distributors, and said that they intended to transfer it, for sale at high prices, to Galveston and Miami, in the United States. [Text] [Piedras Negras EL DIARIO DE PIEDRAS NEGRAS in Spanish 17 Jul 81 p 1] 2909 CSO: 5330/38 56 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 ST LUCIA BRIEFS POLICE CRACKDOWN--Castries, St Lucia, Thursday, (CANA)--St Lucia police have declared war against drug traffickers operating around Saint Lucia and in a series of raids over the past 14 days, have seized and destroyed over EC$30 million ($1 EC equal 37 U.S. cents) worth of marijuana. The latest incident involved the arrest of a Jamaican at the airport last night, when EC $250 000 worth of marijuana was found stacked away in 's6 record jackets. He appeared in court this morning and was charged $4 000 and sent to prison for one year. Earlier this week police shot and killed Emmanuel Isidore of the town of Soufriere, and wounded another man when a group of rastafarians opened fire on a search party. Four men fled but the police seized EC $5 million worth of marijuana and a quantity of guns and ammunition. But the lawmen made their biggest raid over last week, when they raised the village of Anse-La-Raye and arrested a man for allegedly being in possession of marijuana valued at EC$18 million. [Text] [Bridgetown ADVOCATE-NEWS in English 31 Jul 81 p 3] � CSO: 5300/7580 57 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 IRAN BRIEFS DRUGS DISCOVERY--PARS reports that the Public Relations Office of the gendarmerie of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced: Gendarmerie personnel in Zahedan, Khorasan, Kerman and Lorestan, as a result of their hard work and round-the-clock efforts during the past 20 days, succeeded in discovering 43 firearms, 44 grenades, 9,049 rounds of ammunition, about 64 kg of opium, more than 8 kg of heroin and 9 kg of hashish, 38,390 packages of cigarettes and 13 fabric rolls. In this connection, a number of people were a.rrested and handed over to the authorities. [Text] [Tehraii Domestic Service in Persian 1030 GMT 25 Aug 81] OPIUM DISCOVERY--PARS reports that the strike squad of the guards corps in Seyyedabad near Torbat-e Heydariyeh last night succeeded in discovering a smuggler with more than 8.57 kg of opium. He was arrested and handed over to the authorities together with his f ile. [Text] [Tehran Domestic Service in Persian 1030 GMT 25 Aug 81] CSO: 5300/2432 58 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 ZIMBABWE ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE IN SEOONDl1RY SCHOOLS 'WIDESPREAD' Supplied by Locals Salisbury THE SUNIaAY MAIL in English 23 Aug 81 p l ~Article by Giles Kuimba] ~Textl 1'~E\TY-FOL~R senior pupils, includin~ 11 prefect3 beTeved~ to have been involved in ~n alcohol and drug-tal;in ; ring, have been es_ elled 1~rom tlie ~alvation Army's ~Iazoe Secondary School, 321:m nortli of Salisburv. authorities believe that the prot~lem of alcohol and drugs in the conntry's secondary echools ie now w~deapread, and hae reached eerious ` proportions. The espulaion~ at iiaaoe followed s reign of terror during which senior students, under the influence of druga and alcohol, mosdy kachasu, ~eat ~np junior students whom they accused of being friendly with membera of staff. ~ Ia oae incident a - pareat took court actioa G ~ � ~ against 11 senior boys ~i0urts Inkling who assaulted hie son, ~e f~~ors were also ~e ~L ~in the causing grievous bodily ~t oa erraads to et g h3rm. g headmaster, Mr John kachasu and dagga out- ~iuteiwa, who is known es They pleaded guilty side the school premises $$trict disciplinarlan, had and were flned ;30 or - olten at nighk ~ that all was not well was 30 days~ lmprisonmeat. Kaagaroo courts were ~ May when a parent In aa e~ort to cover held to try juniocs con- reported that his son had up their uctivities, the sidered to have contra- been beatea up at night seaior boys in Forms 3 vened any o! the rulings by ~~e Form 4 students and 4, includiag preiects, la,td down by senior boys. had earlier issued strin- So great was the terror who had accused him of gent instructions to juntor instilled in the juniors ~~g to teachers. boys ia Forms 1 and 2 to that none o! the beatines, APter im?estigating the a~�oid contacts and friend- which were carrted out in matter, Mr Mateitva called stil s with the headmaster in the parents of the cul- P the dead of night, were rits and asked them to and members ot sta~ at reported to the head- ~}}~~~y {helr soa~ lrom all costs. master or any member of ~e School. They tivere told: "Fieep etaft. "At the time I sincerely away from the headmas- The victims were or- believed it � to ' be an t~r and stxtl. No contacts. dered to wear sunglasses (solated incideai," Mr Not even a greetfng." ~ hide black, awollen ;ytutei~va said. Rut a Junior boys were forced eyes, from the stalt. by senlors to wash their In many cases intended month later he received hlankets, bedsheets and victims trled to escape letters lrom the oarents unlforms. Those who re- into the bush where they of two other ~uniors who fused received severe beat- had also been severely ings. spent the night, returning ~,ten up. to the school� in the mor- ~vestiga�tina, he dis- ning. covered that the two vic- 59 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 tims, both la Form 2, were knew nothing. time that tre beattnas members oP the school ~~It was puzzling that took place after midni ht ~on was bad in some band who had t~en as- students dtd not speak to Whea all ections gof ~ases, the prIncipal ot ~aulted because they had teachers, not even a'good ~ Waddilove Tralnin; In- gone to collect a mu�lcal mornin;', and that was dormitorles and school stitution, Mr Fi. J. Malaba, iastrument from the sup- unusua!." grounds had been com- saId in an interview: eriateadent who tau ht pleted. "We had aa alcohol and g . . "But what palned me ~e~ y~Cl~],~S most of all was that the dagga problem, partic- After returning the in- very pretects I had relied ularly last year when we strument, they had been The third shock came upon to help me maintain had a doubie iatal� ot accosted by sLY senior when police went to the discipltne in the school Forms 1 aad 2. .l~Iost of boys aad accused of being school and collected six were the ones behind ail ~em oame from towas "tshombes" I sell-outs) be- seaior boys charged wtth t h e d i s t u r b a, n c e s. 8~ ~m schools which cause they had talked to assauit after a vicious at- ~aturall,y, th~r are no had been closed their teacher. "Fou were tack oa a number o! ju- loa;er at the schoot," he "It appeared that with reporting our activiUes," aior boys. . ,~id, nothing to' do the they were accused. This time it was the The s c h o 0 1' s sup- youngsterg had long been In the middle of the police themselves who cal- erintendent, Captain P. S. in contact with elements night the two juniors were led in the pareata to col- ~;dlovu, has sent a cir- involved in dag~ a and aI- dra,;;ed out of bed and lect thelr sons from the cular r.~ all :~areats cohol." ~ bea:en up.� ca~np, snd ~ir :4luteiwa about the disturbanc?s at l~Ir Malaba sa&d he ~ad Said ~fr l~Iuteiwa: "~1- Tefused to have the boys the schooi. It warned that had to aak two parents ttou;h I again called in baek in the aehooL ~ gw,~t actioa would con- this year to withdrsw the pareats and as;ted ~ a 2aurth inctde~nt, ~ue to be taken to gua- thetr sons frsm the. scaaol them to take their sons aeveral younger Forsa 4 ~~e ofPenders. ~cause they were behav- awa-� with them, Lhis t~me ~Y9 were severely beatea ,~,ir biuteiwa said the ing 11ke habitual crim- I tivas wonied sick Some- up by prefects who ac- ~ inals. thin serious was ohviou- cused them of being seil- ta.king o! alcohal ~a He b 1 a m e d t h e g outs because the had not dagga was now wide- sly ;oing on, but no one taken art ia earlier gpre~ ~ the country's prevalence oP dagga and wouid say what it was. P aecoada schools, alcohol among students oa "I was fo ;ed, more so ~~IIS'~ �r j~ors. local people frone sur- because a meeting with A parent reported the Five couatry school~ ~unding villaoes and the stuiP, aa3 arother case to police and the 11 coatacted last week all farms who, for the sake of w:th the preiects, fatled to Prefects were Dur- ~agreed that they had making mon?y and not _ :�~~veal ��'~at was ~Nrnag. ing the hearings the head- laced slmilar problems, carina to whom they sold The pr�i2cts said they master heard for the first particular2y last year. it, made it avalIable to rlgreeing that the situa- schoolchUdren. Firm Discipline Salisbury THE SUNDAY MAIL in English 23 Aug 81 p 14 _ ~Editorial~ ~ Tex t ~ - - . THE 3unday 1Isi1 publiahea toclay a sad stury of a~erious breakdown' of discipline at the Jlazoe Secondarp School. We believe tliis ie not an isolated case, but the vieible sympton? of a widespread disease - indeed, the tip of a huge iceberg. . In the same manner tliat the di~ease cor- roded the ~lazoe Secondarp School with tlie authorities remainino ignorant, it could al~ be existing at many other achools with the authori- tiea living in� a fools' puradise. So there is naught for the comfort of the rest of tlie schoole in the country. - Discipline ie aa indispensable to a schoul aa it iA to an army. There can be no learning or teacliing without il~e establishment uf ~lisci~lilie. 60 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 :1nv etlort to teach w�ithout 'establisl~ing disei- pline 6r~t, is a futile indul~ence crving waste of valuable time. When studente amoke ~]agoa and take other - mind-stultif~-ing dru_~, ~Iri~ik the murderous kachasu a?id other~ intoxicating ~Irinks; whzn thev clas,ifti� tliPir teacher~ a3 their enemies and break all etTrcti~~e communications with them; " when thev b~ome a pocket of power, chal. len~ing tlie I~eadmaster aud able to prescribe thrir ow~n rules an~ regulationa and to puni~h other etudent. - that scliool has gone to the dog~. It has become a den of gangsters, and aome- tliing dramatic and drastic must be done to restore both the bodv and spirit of tl~e school. ~cting with kid�olovea ~vill aot help in deal- ing with w~rped�minded thu~s. Tough action ie the onlf eolution. Better no school than keep a hile�out of criminale in tlie guise of a achool. 1~1any peuple in our countrr ruisconstrue the ~ meaning o! our indei~endence. Thep think it ia an open-sesacne to all manner of deliauchery - - lazing, drow~ning in alcoliul and committing all the ecil~ one can tliiuk of, H~ith impunity. Some students think it is an age of permis- _ +icenes~ tl~at spr,lls tlie end of hard work and uf ezamination~ ot scliool; an~i at the end of the year thev will be pasaed er�en if ther never cast a glance at a book. = T'his ie the time to sliow to Zunbabweane, ~ ' students or workers, even in a most painful way, the real meaning of inde~endence. Tomorrow will be too late. Wlien attitt~des of permissi~~e- nr.~e ha~�z cry,tall't.~ed, it will need a sledge- - hainmer to extirpate them. CSO: 5300/4963 61 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 DENMARK MYSTERIOUS NARCOTIC SUBSTANCE BLAMED FOR DEA'THS Copenhagen BERLINGSKE TIDENDE in Danish 7 Aug 81 p 7 _ ~Text~ Nineteen people were arrested yesterday in connection with the riot patrol's sear:h for a mysterious substance that has taken the lives of six Copen- hagen drug addicts and one in Arhus in recent weeks. On one of those detained police found heroin in a 50 percent concentration. In an apartment on Istedgade 16 people were arrested and a substance was found that preliminary study showed to be a mfxture of heroin and cocaine. Wednesday morning Dr. Johannes Hagelsten, chief physician in the narcotics section of Municipal Hospital, warned that five people had been brought in unconscious as ~ a result of narcotics. 'I~ao of them died. Later that day police found 16-year-old Pia dead in a Vesterbro apartment and in the restroom of a department store in Arhus a young woman was found dead with a hypodermic needle in her hand. The weekend before six people were brought in to Municipal Hospital with narcotics poisoning. Three of them died later. Members of the riot patrol have been warning Copenhagen addicts against the new d- ~~g in the last few days. Two men were jailed yesterday after a closed court hearing in connection with the mysterious substance. One is thought to have a direct connzi:tion with Pia's death. The chief of the riot patrol, Police Commissioner Ove Nielsen, told BERLINGSKE TIDENDE that after the many fatalities a quantity of 50 percent heroin had been found. The heroin normally sold varies between 3 and 10 percent. Recently the heroin available in Copenhagen has been very thin. If 50 percent heroin has now hit the market a normal "fix" can be a fatal overdose. 6578 CSO: 5300/2424 ~ 62 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 DENMARK COPENHAGEN AIRPORT CUSTOMS SEIZE RECORD COCAINE HAUL Copenhagen BERLINGSKE TIDENDE in Danish 14 Jul 81 p 1 . [Article by Mogens Auning and Hans Moller] [Text~ 7'~ie biggest attempted cocaine smuggling affair in Europe to date was uncovered "r,y customs agents at Kastrup Airport. This was a delivery of around 6 kg with a street value of roughly 20 million kroner. The find was made on a woman p~assenger, a 29-year-old office worker from Chile aLid it was discovered purely by chance. A routine spot check of an attractive, well-dressed wotnan. The discovery was made Sunday afternoon as passengers from a flight from London went through customs. In a routine check the customs mE� asked to see the Ch.ilean woman's luggage, two suitcases. A search showed both suitcases had false bottoms. The police were called in and when the false bottoms were cut open the cocaine came to light. A closer check of the woman showed that she had two passports and was equipped with a great many airplane tickets. The price of cocaine hovers around 1000 kroner per gram in the "import branch." _ For dealers the price is thus around 6 million kroner. But this price does not apply when the drug is sold on the street since profits are then added amounting to more than several hundred percent. At the moment this drug is very popular among the so-called Copenhagen "jet set." The Copenhagen narcotics police would not conunent on the seizure. They would con- firm only that a person had been jailed after a preliminary examination behind closed doors. 6578 CSO: 5300/2424 63 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400450027-3 DENMARK POLICE RECAPTURE ESCAPED NARCOTICS SMUGGLER Copenhagen BERLINGSKE TIDENDE in Danish 22 Jul 81 p 2 [Article by Bent Bak Andersen] [Text] After having been free for almnst 3 years, Danish narcotics dealer Jan Vandal, 33, is once more in a Danish prison. During his flight he amassed a for- tune of 830,000 kroner in a Swiss bank. Jan Vandal was seized by Swiss authorities on 16 May of this year bearing a false passport. A check of his fingerprints quickly revealed that this was the escaped narcotics dealer who failed to return in 1978 after an outside leave from the penal institution in Vridsloselille. When the 33-year-old man--former substitute teacher and rug merchant, sentenced earlier for dealing in hashish--failed to return he had only a few months lef t to serve of a sentence of 5 years imprisonment for narcotics dealing. While in custody in 1975 and during the first months he served of the 5-year sentence, Jan Vandal studied medicine in his prison cell. Later--in April 1978-- he was given leave so he could hear medical lectures at Copenhagen University. On 15 June 1978 Vandal did not return to his cell in Vridslose and since then he has been on the wanted list all over the world via lnterpol until he was arrested in Switzerland. After receiving a suspended sentence for falsifying documents in Switzerland Jan - Vandal was handed over to continue serving his sentence in Denmark in the middle of this month. There are also a few charges on violating the narcotics laws which the narcotics police would like to talk to him about. - Police can only speculate what the narcotics dealer was doing in the 3 years he was out of jail but 830,000 kroner in Jan Vandal's name are deposited in a Swiss bank account. Danish police authorities are now trying to get this~money turned over but there are several problems. Jan Vandal is one of the group of young people who in the mid-1960's smuggled in large amounts of hashish, specifically intended for the so-called "whiskey belt" outside Copenhagen. He conducted the smuggling operations under cover of rug imports but there were never any receipts_ for rug sales. 64 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 A year ago things almost went wrong for Jan Vandal. He was detained by West German police in Munich along with his wife Ritva but th2 West German police only - had a wanted notice out for Ritva who was also in possession of a small amount of narcotics. Jan Vandal was allowed to leave and remained free another year before the trap closed in on him. For the time being the 33-year-old narcotics dealer has been placed in an isola- tion cell until 12 August. 6578 CSO: 5300/2424 ~ ~ 65 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400054027-3 DENMARK NARCOTICS POLICE URGE ACTION TO CHECK NARCOTICS USID Copenhagen BERLINGSKE TIDENDE in Danish 8 Aug 81 p 3 ~Article by Bent Bak Andersen] [Text] The Copenhagen riot patrol is now asking higher police authorities to authorize money for sending in samples of the narcotics seized every day from dealers and addicts at least once a week to the Institute of Forensic Medicine. The proposal was made because of the many recent deaths among drug addicts in _ Copenhagen and Arhus. Preliminary investigations show that the victims took heroin in concentrations of 50 percent whereas they normally inject heroin with concentrations between 3 and 10 percent. The shock given the body by the high concentrations paralyzes the breathing system, among other things, and can be lethal to less-adept addicts. "The reason why we are recommending a weekly at~alysis of the various drugs we confiscate every day is that we could then form a picture of how high the drug concentrations are and thus of how dangerous they are. If this helps us to save just one human life a lot will have been accomplished and we also hope we can warn drug addicts in good time before they buy and inject the drugs," said Police Commissioner Ove Nielsen of the riot patrol. Preliminary investigations of the drugs that killed several addicts showed them to be 50 percent pure heroin while other batches resembled cinnamon. If the pure heroin is injected into the veins in the same quantity as drug addicts normally inject the central nervous system of the victim is paralyzed and in most cases the addict dies. Forensic medical researchers coLid not say offhand why the brown heroin caused death but preliminary analyses could be so , poorly refined that it contains foreign particles that could cause death through poisoning or paralysis. If a drug addict consumes an overdose of cocaine, which is a mental and physical upper, the breat'hing system is paralyzed and death occurs quickly. Nothing at the moment suggests that any of the dead narcotics addicts had con- , sumed a mixture of heroin and cocaine, a report that was widely circulated. . 66 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 _ The police now think they have come a good bit of the way toward clearing up the many deaths among drug addicts. Yesterday night riot police arrested a Danish woman with 25 grams of highly concentrated heroin on her. Nornially this heroin would have to be diluted 10 to 1 before injection. The police also detained a Dutch citizen thought to be in close contact with the Danish woman who may have helped her obtain the drug. Police found 1 gram of the polluted brown heroin on - him. Both had a preliminary court hearing late in the day, charged under the strict narcotics paragraph in the Penal Code. 6578 CSO: 5300/2424 67 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 DEIv'MARK BRIEFS DRUGS FROM PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES--Up to 60 percent of the drugs sold on the ille- gal narcotics market come from legally-sold prescription medicines that have been " resold. This is shown by calculations made by the People's Movement Against Hard Drugs. In that connection the movement has planned a demonstration at the Health Buresu Friday afternoon to protest the fact that doctors are much too quick and too willing to write out prescriptions for narcotic substances. The demonstration is part of a larger action being organized in Copenhagen Thursday and Friday by the People's Movement Against Hard Drugs. During the 2 days surprise actions will be taken against various aspects of the Copenhagen drug scene. In addition there will be poster displays and music--Thursday afternoon at Christianshavn Torv and Friday afternoon at Nytorv. ~Text] ~Copenhagen INFORMATION in Danish 6 Aug 81 p 4] 6578 CSO: 5300/2424 68 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY BRIEFS MORE SEVERE DRUG DEALING PENALTIES--Bonn. The ~undesrat voted yesterday for the new drug law, passed unanimously by the Bundestag at the end of May, which is to intensify the fight against drugs. The law goes into effect on 1 January 1982; its intention is to punish drug crimes more severely and to get more drug-addicted criminals to participate in social-therapau~ic measures. In the future especially, heavier cases of drug dealing will carry a maximum sentence of 10 years. The maximum sentence for simple drug dealing.will be increased from 3 to 4 years. Felons who are instrumental in solving crimes or preventing further activities can expect their sentence to be shortened or dropped. If a drug addicted felon does not have more than 2 years of prison and if he can prove that he is already in drug therapy, his sentence would not have to be served fully. Participation in therapy at an institution recognized by the state can count toward the sentence; the rest of the sentence can be served on probation. [Text] [West Berlin DER TAGESSPIEGEL in German 27 German 81 p 6] DRUG SALE ESTIMATES--Bonn, 6 July--Experts estimate that annually 2 to 3 tons of heroin are brought to and consumed in the FRG. State 9ecretary Guenter Hartkopf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior stated this number in a response--now published-- to a questionnaire of the CDU/CSU representative Manfred Langner. A study by Prof A. Kreuzer (Giessen), commissioned by the Federal Government, confirme~ this quantity, said Hartkopf. The basis for this computation was the number of heroin addicts with an average daily dose of 100 mg of heroin; times of voluntary or involuntary withdrawal and insufficient supply were taken into account. The so-called final consumption amount is estimated at DM 650 to 900 million. This number was computed on the basis of the average price of heroin offered on the street--about DM 300 per gram. Last year 267 kg of heroin were secured--9 to 12 percent of the estimated - amount that is consumed in the FRG. [Text] [Frankfurt/Main FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE in German 7 Jul 81 p 7] 9232 HEROIN CONFISCATED--Berlin, 17 Aug (DPA)--Officials of the police customs joint narcotics investigation unit confiscated 2 kg of heroin and detained two Germans and three Turkish dealers in another strike against the Berlin narcotics scene. Warrants were issued for their arrest. The police today put the wholesale value of the heroin at DM240,000. The afficials last Thursday found 1.2 kg of heroin in the home of one of the Turks and another 600 grams in his car. The other Turk and the two Germans each had 50 grams on them. The four men confessed to having stolen the heroin from the third Turk who was also detained stated the police. Last week, the officials made the biggest heroin find to date in Berlin of 4.1 kg. This year the city's police so far confiscated a total of 12 kg of heroin. The f igure for 1980 was 17 kg. [TextJ [Hamburg DPA in German 1444 GMT 17 Aug 81] 69 CSO: 5300/2432 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400054427-3 FINI,~31~ID NARCOTICS SCARCITY RESULTS IN INCR~SF�D PHAItMACY THEFTS _ Helsinki UUSI SUOMI in Finnish 22 Jul 81 p 3 [Article: "Another Attempt in Helsinki, Drug Shortage Increases Pharmacy Thefts"] [Text] On Tuesday the Helsinki Criminal Police arrested and jailed a 24-year old construction worker, who broke into the Carelia Pharmacy in flelsinki a week ago. This was the second pharmacy theft in Helsinki wi.thin a's time. "There is a crying shortage of drugs on the market," stated the police in explain- ing the increase in thefts. The construction worker in question stole several thousand various types of tran- quilizers and approximately 3,000 pills containing narcotics from the pharmacy. He managed to consume several of the pills before he was apprehended. The police caught the thief red-handed and also confiscated all the pills he had managed to steal. A li~tle less than a manth ago thieves broke into a pharmacy in Lauttasaari and at that time also the police were successful in i~ediately apprehending.the in- dividuals. "A Crying Shortage" ~ Even though it is premature to draw any conclusions from only two.thef ts, they do, however, in the opinion of the police indicate that there is a severe.short- - age of narcotics. . "This is, on the other hand, a result of what we have accamplished in. the last year and a half," states Inspector Torsti Koskinen of the Narcotics Section of ~ the Helsinki Criminal Police. In the current year the narcotics police have succeeded in bxea.kin.g up extensive cocaine and heroin rings in Helsinki. - "The confiscation of hash3,sh in Spain last March, however, has had a most decisive effect on the drug situation. "The Spanish police confiscated more than 20 kilos of hashish, which was supposed 70 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2047102109: CIA-RDP82-00850R400404050027-3 to have been smuggled into Finl~nd," stated Koskinen. Last year the narcotics police disclosed a large narcotics case in Paukarlahti, confiscated approximately 1 kilo of hashish at the end of the year, and Dolorex was taken off the market. This has all resulted in the fact that there is a sev- ere shortage of drugs on the street market. "The situation will remain peaceful for this year and perhaps next year as lang as the money men are in jail. "However, the drug problem will worsen 3ust as soon as they are able to re-esta- blish their orgaaization." 10576 CSO: 5300/2419 71 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 GREECE BRIEFS TURKS CAUGHT WITH HEROIN--Salonica, 12 Aug--Yesterday shortly after entering~ Greece a family gang traff icking in heroin was arrested with 7.3 kilograms of the hard drug. The members of the gang are: 63-year-old Memet Housein Karasi, a Turkish farmer; his 37-year-old son Ismet Touyouzoul, a laborer in FRG; and his 33-year-old daughter, Netzila Seitoglou, a laborer. According to police saurce information the three members of the gang were in a private passenger car with German plates transporting the above quantity of heroin well hidden in the spare tire. They plar~ned to sell it in Stuttgart for DM50,000 (1.2 million drachmas). The vehicle with the Turks was stopped by police agents at the Kipon customs checkpoint after it had entered our country. But a search failed to turn up the heroin. Still, the customs agents were suspicious and they had data that led them to contact the police departments of Komotini and Zanthi to follow the car. En route to Zanthi there were no indications of anything suspicious. Outside of Zanthi, however, near Varamaika, there was a sl.ip-up. Touyouzoul opened up the trunk and checked the spare time. This made the police tailing the car suspicious and they made them stop for a fresh search, Sure enough, on opening the inner tube of the spare tire they discovered the heroin. The occupants of the vehicle were brought before th~ D.A. If marketed in Greece the same amount of heroin would be valued at more than 10 million drachmas. [Text] [Athens ELEVTHEROTYPIA in Greek 12 Aug 81 p 3] CSO: 5300/5595 72 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R004400054027-3 ITALY OFFICIALS SEIZE HASH BOAT AU261618 Rome ANSA in English I530 GMT 26 Aug 81 (Text) Bari, southern Italy, 26 Aug (ANSA)--The 33 quintals (over 36 tons) of hashish seized Tuesday aboard tlie Lebanese motor vessel, Lucas Sky, moored in this Adriatic port city, were earmarked for the Dutch, West German and French markets, port authorities reported today. They also disclosed that along with the huge cargo of hashish, one hundred liters of hashish oil was found by customs police searching the holds of the ship. The value of the illegal cargo was put at some 25 million dollars and investigators speculated that these earnings would have been used to pay for weapons for a European terrorist organization. Police and magistrates here were reportedly convinced that the Lucas Sky, sailing under another name, was the ship which unloaded the Soviet-made rocket launchers at another Adriatic port two years ago found in the possession of a leader of the ultra-lef~wing Autonomia Operaia (Workers' Autonomy), Daniele Pifano. According to the initial investigation into the movementa of the ahip, the Lucas Sky developed motor trouble in the Otranto Channel, between Italy and Albania, and the captain abandoned ship aboard a lifeboat after instructing the Italian first mate to radio for a tug to tow the vessel to the port of Bari. Earlier this week, customs police turned up a number of irregularities including a Spanish flag flown by the vessel of Lebanese registry when the ship was underway, and incomplete identification documents for.the six members of the crew. Police confirmed today that these crewmen were under arrest and identified them as Moussa Malko Moussa, 25 years old, and two more Lebanese nationals, 31 year-old Youssef Hanna Fouad and 24-year-old Georges Boutros Sanir, Turkish national Jellou Daoud, 55, and two Italians, Diego Superina, 24, and Giuseppe Savino, 32. The thirty-three quintals of hashish were wrapped in waterproof packages and were apparently prepared for shipment so that the packages could be tossed into the sea, if the need aroae, and later recovered. CSO: 5300/2432 73 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2047/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000440050027-3 NORWAY BRIEFS PAKISTANI SHIP DUI~ED HASHISH--The captain of the Pakistani gra3~i carrier Makran, which arrived in Stavanger, Tuesday, dimmped 144 kilograms of hashish overboard before the ship arrived in the Norwegian oil port directly from Karachi ~n Pakistan, says acting customs district chief Olav Skaden in Stavanger to NTB. The hashish would have had a value of an estimated 15 million kroner in street sales in Norway, and it is possible that more hashish is hidden aboard the vessel. Skaden states that the captain himself reported the dumping of the l.arge amount of hashish when customs inspectors boarded the vessel Tuesday, and that there is no reason to doubt the captain's word. The captain has said that af ter the ship left Rarachi he received a tip to the effect that large amounts of hashish might be hidden aboard, and that together with the ship's other officers he ~nade two searches of the vessel. At first, 109 kilograms of hashish were found under a locker in the crew mess. This was dimmped as the ship passed Aden in the Red Sza. An additional 35 kilograms - was found when the ship entered the English Channel. This hashish, as well, was dimmped overboard. According to what NTB has lea.rned, the entire crew was simmmond on de~k and witnessed the hashish being dumped. This wa~ probably a bitter pill to swallow for those in the crew involved in the smuggling attempt. According to the captain the reason for the d~ping was that he did not feel safe with hashish worth that much aboard the ship. [Text] [Oslo ~FTENPOSTEN in Norwegian 6 Aug 81 p 9] 11,256 RECORD AMOUNT OF HASHISH SEIZID--Customs authorities have cnnfiscated a number of~ - large amounts of hashish in July. "A total of $.3 kilograms have been found, and four of the confiscations were relatively large. Aside from the previous month of this year, when single large amounts increased statistics, this in one of the largest ever of seizuzes. This may be due to the fact that we put our crews on overtime," says Vidar Vestereng of the customs directorate to NTB. It began with - seizure of 2 kilograms of hashish aboard a Pakis*_ar.i grain carrier in Stavanger on 6 July. A Belgian w~oman was stopped with 3.5 kilograms of hashish in her suitcase at Fornebu airport on 23 July, and 4 days later a British seaman was arrested with 1.1 kilograms of hashish in his possession when he went ashore from a Norwegian ship in Oslo. The last great hashish seizure was made in Kristiansand on 28 July, when a Danish citiz~n stopped when he went ashore from a ferry with 1 kilogram of hashish taped to his leg. seiaed ;r. Tuly were 8.5 gra.s of heroin, 7 grams of mari~uana, and 103.5 grams of amphetamines. jTAxt] [Oslo AFTFNPOSTEN in Norwegian 6 Aug 81 p 9] 11,256 74 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 TWO NARCOTICS OVERDOSE DEATHS--A young boy was found dead in an~apartment at Staver Wednesday. Everything indicates that the cause of death was a drug overdose. The boy was known to the police for his contact with the Oslo drug environment. This was the second death this week related to narcotics. Monday, a 20-year.-old man was Taund dead in an apartment at Oppsal, evidently also the result of an overdose. (Text) {Qslo AFTENPOSTEN in Norwegian 23 Jul 81 p 4] 11,256 CSO: 5300/2422 . , 75 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 TURKEY ' BRIEFS HASHISH SEIZURE--Rugs and tin worth 20 million lira and 200 kilos of hashish were seized while being smuggled into Turkey from Iran and Syria guards patrolling Gaziantep's Akcakoyunlu border region went into action upon observing signalling lights in the Syrian sector and seized 200 kilos of hashish which the smugglers were obliged to abandon. Meanwhile, Kocaeli Security Directorate teams discovered 20 million lira worth of lead and rugs during a search of a tanker truck-license 16-EE-825. Eight members of the smuggling ring were apprehended. [Text] [Istanbul TERCUMAN in Turkish 7 Aug 81 p 14] = CSO: 5300/5594 76 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 UNITED KINGDOM PRISON SENTENCES ON MURDER, DRDGS CHARGES London TI~ IIAILY TELEGRAPH in English 16 Jul 81 p 3 [Article by Stanley Gold~mith] [Text] ~ . +a Cocaine deal ~ LEX~NDER JAMES SINCLAIR, who mur- A dered his artner lri an lII "You imported, you conspired. p ternational +n import, you consp:~ed to drugs syndicate, was jailed for life yesterday supply:~ She said Sinclair paid " out with a recommendation that.he serve at least of hls many millions for a cncaiae deal which fell not far 20 years. short of �150,000. vo one ~vould know the profit from that deal. At the end of the 123-day " Handless Corpse " Ia your own woras, once tFial at Lancaster Castle, ~ 1rIrs Justice HEILBRON this country was full,y organised, handed out five life sentences for the murder of ~~ou could have been Aettin~ at least nine million a Year." she flamboyant drugs racketeer~ saia. �'rbe misery and deaths Marty Johnstone. ~t least �25 .m'lli3n, most ~ your or~anisation would have from your nefarious drugs created in this countrv if You The body of Johnstone, 2i, operations;' she said. had not been stopped are quite iCIIOWII a5 "~T a'~lSlfl~'~ N'dS "YOUC great' wealth If18y be fri~chtening." found, handless and muti- ' deep-frozen' by the Australian Bnt to yon, livin~ in the lap iated, ' in Delph Quarry, Government but steps will be lap of luxury, it was business- ~ taken to see if some of it can big �bsiness, well�organised bsi- Chorley, in October, 1.i79. be unfrozen sufficientlv �for you ness. It made money and moae.v On Sinclair's orders, he had to pay the sum of �1 million meaat everythin~ to vou. It been shot in the head by bou.~tht everythin~ for you. ~YDREW ~rIAHER, his friend who towards the cost of your prose- you ran a vast empire - "turned Judas" and who was Ntion. which bad moved half across also jailed for life. � Earlier. Sindair. 36, a fair- the world. but it all ended for Prison sentences� were also 6aired Yew Zea~aader, had you here in a small lake in a stood modonless. arms Folded, imposed on Siaclair and eight as the ju4ge told him: "You are small Lancashire town in a wa,y others for drugs conspiracy. a ruthless and dan erous man which you never, ever, antici- coavictions. pated , and which all vour who pursued an evi trade, and enorm~ius, shrewd and careful Sinclair was jailed for a you have beea convicted b,y orgamsina coutd not preveat." total of 17 years, to run con- the jury an overwhefming evi- curreat with the life sentence, dence of being a mastermind `In the way' on two drugs charges but as behind this most terrible drug Turnin~t to the murder, the he was about to leave the ~yndicate. court, the judge told him she "Trafficking 'in heroin, judge said: "It is aPparent that could see no reasou why this ' cocaine and cannatris-it mat- you had no more time for _ country should have to bear all Johnstone, your erstwhiJe friend the prose~ution costs. tered not, so long as those and ex-business associate. He dru~s showed hu~e profits. was now standin~t in the way of ` Deep-frozen ' We81th You and others pedatled the saccess of yocr continued misery and death: and that s~~n- and increasiagly profitable On your own admission, you dicate or some of its members operations. are an immensiey wealth.y man, ~.~ith yau as its head, moved to "He had cheated you or other I understand-give or take a this country and be~an opera� 9yndicate members, or w you million. or two--you are worth tions intending to make vast thought, and he was com- Fortuaes for its members." pletely dispensable. ' 77 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-40850R040400054027-3 He had to be g4t rid of. ~He ' Life sentences ~ had to be l:illed - and you � organised aad ordained that hfaher was also sentenced to terrible murder. You master- twu terms of 14 years con- miaded it - oE that there can current imprisonment on drugs be no doubt wbatever.'~ . ~hThree other men were As Sinclair was kd away to sentenced to life imprisonment start his senteace, he was smil- with uo minimum recommen- ing and wiaked at his friends dation. They were JaHSs in court. SMtrH, 39, of Durward Rise, 1'he judge paid tribute to the Livingston, West Lothiaa, police in their baridling of the HIILLIAM K1REY, 28, of Daisy cae and ttraaked them for their Meadow, Clayton Brook. Pres- vig~iieace in mounting the mas- ton, and FREDERICB Russec.t, sive xecuritv operation at Lan� 40, ~ of Briar Close, Finchley, caster Castle. London. Det. Supt. Ray Rimmer, Smith also received two con- deputy he~ad of Lancashire ~rrent sentences of eight C C D, who led the hunt for the years each on the drugs s3+ndicate, received the judXe's ~harges, Kirby, who "took " higltest commendatian." She pride in perfefcting false suit- said h~ and his team deserved cases" received two concurrent the greatest praise for the 10-yeaz terms, and Russeil, a brilliant, painstaking aad suc�~ "very in9uential" syndicate cessful investigatioa." ~ member, t w o concurrent She saict: " Yobody shouid 14year terms. underestimate the tremendous Russell's comtnon law wife, scope of the worldwide inquir.y LEiLA BAACLAY, 49, said 'by che ~ti�hich resulted in the convic- judge to be ' a greedy, ruth- tion of aine memhers of en less a~d w~ickEd woman;' was organisation ~chose activities sen�tenced to two coacurrent ��ere a menace to this country terms af 13 years on the drugs and mi~ht har�e caused untold charges. � - misery here.' Costs ridets After Sinclair had been dealt ~e judge ordered Rnssell - ~vith, l~trs Justice Heilbron to a�?0,000 towards the ro- tumed to the other prisoners secution costs, 1laher �10000 ~vha�~ were led into court one and Barclay �5,000, by one. ' On other drugs c h a r a e s l ~iaher, 7. of Robin Hey, Leyland, Lancs., was "a cold� Enno[, Htxc~tax. 32, of High - blooded killer" who should also Road, Leytan, Sinclair's lieu- serve at least 24 years, the tenant, was ~iven tsvo con- judge rec~mmended. cunent terms of 10 years. He had carr~ed out the "chil� Two ohher men ~each receiced lin;" murder to every last two aoncurrent five�year sen� . gruesome detail of butchery to tences. CHRISTOPHER BI.ACKhiAN~ � try to prevent identificatioa, 37, of Priacess Road, Regen�t's she said. Park, a drugs rnUrier, and � $YLVESTER PIDGEON, 42, a150 Of Hig~h Road, Leyton. a lesscr but necessary cog " who did Useful services far Sinclair. - CSO: 5320/29 78 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R000440050027-3 UNITED KINGDOM DRUGS DEALER SENTENCED TO SIx YEARS London TAE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 24 Jul 81 p 3 [Text] ~ K~Y figure in an inter- � Evil trafflc � national drugs organisa� Jailing him for playing a tion whi~h smuggIed ~�22 leading part in an " ev~l~ tratTic " mil~ion worth of Morocan Judge .Joxx GowER, QC, ordered cannabis and �12 in;llion of him to forfeit �146,ou0~ tound South American- cocaine at his home and his ihree cars, - into Britain was jailed for a Jaguar; a BMW, and a Alfa six years at Lewes crown Romeo. . court yesterday. Mr HuasaT Duxrr, prosecuting Pem. .IOSEPH ~ PARKER~ 37, a said Parker had admitted that some drugs came in via the builder, of Coast Road, Pevensey Moroacan diplomatic bag, some Bay, Sussex, admittc; 70 were brou~ht in by Parker ' charges of coaspiring to ~uggle aboard a.hir~d �yaeht he sailed. or to supply drugs aver Ehe past from Franet, acM~ consignments nine years. - ' flown into Iieathrow airport He was one of 26 . people from Lisbon were smuggled arrested in March wfiea detec- thron~h with the help of tives raided addresses in Lon- bribed loaders. don, Ke~t, Sussex aad Cornwall, Cocaine was rushed through in " Operation Bentley." � customs at Brussels by a team - Twenty-four of them pleaded of Bolivian pick�pockets whose not 'guilt,y to dr~rg offe~rces at mebhod was to storm the Lewes yesterday and were re- "tiothing to Declare"�barrier. manded to await trial. Parker Couriers, including an elderly is likely to be the chief prose- man disguised as a priest, ~u~a ~m~� - brought cocaine from Peru ' strapped to their bodies. Judge GowsR tokt Parker he had taken into consideration the ' fact that towards the end he had become disgusted by what he was doing. And he had put - himseif at considerable risk by giving information to the police. CSO: 5320/29 79 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 UNITED KINGDOM TWELVE HELD IN SEROIN SEI~URE Heroin in Gas Tank London THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 3 Aug 81 p 3 [Article by T. A. Sandrock] [ Text ] ~ BRITISH couple arid RO ~ Operation Elvis 'Purks are being ~es- A man, two women a~n~ five � tioned by custa~[ns ~invest�i-'�' children who were wit~ the gators about high grade; � vetude w~re initiaiiy detained heroin with a street value: but one woman and the cl�Mren of �3 m~illioa seized at the ' were later released. weekend. T6e Turks, three womea and The Britons-said to be hns seven mea, were arrested., ia band and wffe from Roystoa, ~ndon at �the weekend fo~l'aw Herts-were detained late on ~ng raids in Greemvich, Ctap- Friday after a Volkswagen ham, Wood Green and Wembley. motor caravaa was stopped:at Customs offiars who� m~da these arrests seized aaother Dover. 4~21b of heroin. � � . An examinadon of the ve~ick ^_'he arr~sts follow an,under, showed metal containers ~~told i cover iavestigation codenamed; in� about 226b of th~ herois Operation Elvia which has.been. inside the petroi tank. go~ng on for more than;''two~ The caravan had been~ orit of months. Britain for about three` weelc~i Investigators were aeting .on aad travelled on its 'rttur~ informarion that pure heroin journe,y fro~ Turkey. would ~be smuggled from Turkey, probably by a group posing as holidaymakers. Three Remanded . London THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 4 Aug 81 p 3 [Text] Three people, including a hu:,band and wife, charged with importing 221b of heroin through Dover port at ~he weekend, were remanded in custody yesterday for a week by Dover magistrates. Accused are Roy Adams, 35, a carpenter, of Houseman Avenue, Royston, Herts, and his wife Joan, 35, parents of five children, and Sinan Cemal, 44, a self-employed caterer, of Clifton Avenue, Wembley. CSO: 5320/29 80 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 UNITED KINGDOM SENTENCES II~OSED FOR SMUGGLING CANNABIS BY MAIL London THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 15 Jul 81 p 3 [TextJ "'YYFORD Vaughan- .had'~~~admitted a smugtcling : Thomas, the writer char~e and also received a nine- and broadcaster, stood by month suspended seatence and . his son yesterday after a�150 Sne. he had admitted his part ~er father said to the court: "I knew she was ia finaaaal� .in a dru;s ring smuggting trouble before this offeace arose. cannabis by post. I asked her if I'couYd help: I'm DAVID YAOG$AN-~I~l016(AS, 5I, a not a man of phenome~l means 61m director, ~was givea a nine- . but I felt she was in aeed of month suspeaded prisoa sen. a bit of help. But she refused tence and Sned �150 at'Knigbts- the offer. bridge Crown Court. Mr � P~rEtt BurrEasuaY, prose- After the heariag,. his father cntinR, said Customs otficials said�: " He is my son; he is not ' believed the gan~ imported . a criminal. I am very glad David cannabis worth �45,000 by hid- is free, it was . a vecy' ~~nall ~nq it in the oarces of books matter. He was just helping out whi~ were posted co Britain. a~friend without thinking of the The two ringleaders travelled consequences:' . to India regu~arlY on business � David was descrtbed as a and they were the � organisers "fool not a rogue" by hir of the scheme. Thev were ~ . JEns:~csr Cae~un, his eu~player, SMSMY RIDLEY, 44, a house rti for his involvement. with a s~orer, of Randolvh Avenue, gang smuggling cannabis resin Maida Vale, and Ps~cc , from India. GnnesM, ez, s furniture de- His home in Goodeve Park, signer, of The Green. Freeland, ~ Bristol, was used as a post bos O~ord. Both were jaiied for 2 2 for 6ve drugs parcels aad he Yean. was paid about �500. Six other mem~ers of the rtantt admitted dru~ smugg;ing. Fineneial trouble. One was .iailed for six moliths Also . in the dock was Etiaou and the others received sus- GOUGH 27, af Raadolp}l vended .sentences aad fines. Crescent, Maida Vale, daughfer of Michael Gough, the aMor. Sh~ CSO: 5320/28 81 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400050027-3 UNITED KINGDOM BRIEFS BAIL FORFEITED--A 50,000-pound bail deposit, left with solicitors by a company director on a drugs conspiracy charge, was ordered to be forfeited yesterday when he failed to appear before the florseferry Road magistrates. Muhamed Ashraf, 46, a Pakistani, who had given an address at Grove Court, Grove End Road, St Johns Wood, had apparently left the country on June 29 and returned to Pakistan, said police. [Text] [London THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 18 Jul 81 p 3] CANNABIS SEIZED--In an operation codenamed "The Tempest" customs officers and police seized more than a ton of cannabis with a street value of 1,250,000 pounds, during raids in Hampshire, London and Surrey yesterday. Last night ten people were helping with inquiries at various police stations. Further a~rests are expected later. [Text] [London THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 22 Jul 81 p 4] DRUGS SUPPLIER JAILED--A tailor became a big-time operator in a drug smuggling racket and handled cocaine worth over 256,000 pounds, it was stated at the Old Bailey yesterday. Detectives found his second consignment worth 128,000 pounds hidden inside a pillow when they aearched his bed after a tip off. James West, 37, of Primrose Gardens, Hampstead, pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply the drug and was ~ailed for six years. Mr Recorder Gray, QC, told him: "Young people have the hooks of addiction driven deep by the likes of you in this satanic co~erce. As a wholesaler in drugs you cannot expect a retailer's punisiiment." [Text] [London THE DAILY TELEGRAPH in English 11 Aug 81 p 3] ~ CSO: 5320/28 END 82 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400050027-3