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APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY JPRS L/ 10092 3 November 1981 - World~vide Re or~ p NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS cFOUO s 1 ia 1~ Fg~~ FOREIGN BROADCAST INFORMATION SERVICE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 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 reports, and material enclosed in brackets are supplied by JPRS. Processing indicators such as [Text] or [Ex.cerpt] in the first line of each ite:u, or following the ~ latst line of a brief, indicate how the original information was processed. 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IiSE ONLY JPRS L/10092 3 November 1981 WORLDWIDE REPORT ~ARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS (FOUO 51/81) CONTENTS ASIA AUSTRALIA Victoria MP's Say Drug Ring Is Involved in Meat Scandal - (Greg Wilesmith; ~iE SYD~VEY MORNING HERALD, 12 Sep 81)........... 1 Heroin 'Flood' Expected Following Recent Police Seizures (Paul Molloy; THE SYDNEY MDRNING HERALD, 17 Sep 81) 3 7.tao Named in Hearing on Narcotics Bureau ~Leaks' to Qark (THE SY DNEY MORNING HERALD, 25 Sep 81) 5 Royal Commission on Drug Trafficking Hears Testimon3~ (TgiE AUSTRALIAN, 9, 10 Sep 81, T1iE AGE, 16 Sep 81) 6 Passport Racket, by Marsali MacKinnon Sylvester R~commendations, by Marsali MacKinnon Continuing Flow of Heroin, by Aileen Berry WA Opposition Proposes Amendments to Drugs Bill (ZHE WEST AUSTRALIAN, 9 Sep 81) 9 Netherlands Drug Supply Link Cut With Arrest in Perth (THE WEST AUSTRALIAN, 12 Sep 81).~ 10 Eleven Arrests, Drugs Seized in North Queen~land Raid (TEiE COURIER-MAIL, 24 Sep 81) 11 New Drug Legislation Introduced in Victoria Parliament (THE COURI~R-MAIL, 24 Sep 81) 13 - Drug Offenses Increasing in Queensland, Commission Told (THE COURIER-MAIL, 24 Sep 81) 14 - a - [III - WW - 138 FOUO] cnu n~srrr . r i TCC r~t?ti v APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 FOR OFFICIAL U5E ON~Y Heroin Seized, Four Held; Police Believe Drug Ring Broken (ZIIE WEST AUSTRALIAN, 19 Sep 81) 15 Briefs Heroin Case Sentence 17 BURMA Briefs Opium Seizure in Moulmein 18 Drugs Suppression in Lashio 18 Opium Sei zure a t Rail S ta tion 18 HONG KUNG Growing Number of Young Drug Pushers Worries Government (SOU7.1-I (~iINA MORNING POST, 28 Sep, 1 Oct 81) 19 Narcoti~s Offenses Ib uble, by Olivia Sin S chool A;i tidrug Camg~a ign Record Opium Seizure Sends Ztao Men to Jail for 5 Years (SOUTH C~iINA MORNING POST, 13 Oct 81) 21 N~J ZEALAND Heroin Hauls in 9 Months Triple Total for All of 1980 (Kaye Calder; EVENING POST, 21 Sep 81y 22 Seizure of Opium in Auckland One of Largest Recorded (EVENING POST, 22; 25 Aug 81) 23 - Drug Source Unknown Ttao Arrested Charged Police Uncover Laboratory Manufacturing Bromo-DMi~ (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 5 Oct 81) 24 Editorial Stresses Efforts To Stop Drug Trafficking (;Editorial; PRESS, 15 5ep 81) 25 PAKIS TAN Narcotics Packing Factory Unearthed (,KHYBER MAIL, 4 Oct 81) Z7 Briefs - Bogus Afghan Passports Seiz~d 28 Contraband Goods Seized 28 Drugs Seized Near Peshawar 28 Charas Seizure 29 Karact~i Hastiish Haul 29 Hashish Haul 29 - b - FOR OFFIGZAL US~ DNLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 M'OR OFFICIAI. USE ONLY Karachi Opiiim "rlaul 29 Quetta Opium Haul ~g PHILIPPINES Briefs Cebu Marihuana Far.n Raided 30 Nueva Ecija Marihuana Farm 30 THAILAND Response to U.S. 'Pressure' on Narcotics Discussed (Suthichai Yim; NATI4N REVIEW, 2 6ct 81) 31 Woman Arrested With Heroin Enroute to Beijing (BANGKOK POST, 20 Sep 81) 36 Burma Drug Caravan Clashes With Government Forces (Subin Khuankaeo; BANGKOK POST, 10 Oct 81) 37 Briefs Control of Qiemical Flow 39 U.S. Prisoner Exchange 39 Sangkhla Heroin Refinery Raided 39 He ro in Arres ts 40 Drug Financier Arrested 40 Bangkok Heroin Seizure 40 - Opium Dealers Sentenced 40 - Heroin Ilistributors Arrested 40 Marihuana Ring Leaders Sentenced 41 - Police Link in Seizure 41 Heroin Possession Sentence 41 LATIN AME RI CA - BO LI VIA B riefs Fate of Seized Coca 42 BRAZIL Cocaine, Marihuana Traffickers Arrested in Jardim Botanico (0 GLOBO, various dates, 0 ESTADO DE SAO PAULO, 9 Sep 81)......... 43 Tip Leads to Arrest Actor To Explain ~eck Judge To Ques tion Tra f fi cke rs Rancher Arrested for Trafficking TV Technician Denies Involvement - c - FOR OFF[C'IAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2447/02/09: CIA-RDP82-44850R444444474447-3 F'c~R c~1~F'IC'1:~t. t~1h l?V1.1 U.S. Charges Concerning Amazon Region Come as No Surprise (0 ESTADO DE SAO PAULO, 4 Sep 81) 47 Briefs Palice Arrest Traffickers 49 Cocsine Seized in Ccrumba 4^ - MEXICO Briefs Plane With Marihuana Crashes 50 Helicopters Sent to Tamaulipas 50 Cocaine From G~zco Seized 51 PARAGUAY - Briefs _ Drug Traf f ickers 52 VENEZUELA Briefs Narcotics Seizure 53 NEAR EAST AND. NOR~i AFRICA IRAN ~ ' Briefs - Torba t-e Heydariyeh Heroin Seizure 54 Torbat-e Heydariyeh Opium Seizure 54 Shiraz Opium Juice 54 Torbat-e Heydariyeh Brug Dealer 54 Torbat~e Heydariyeh Opium Juice 54 Torbat-e Heydariyeh Opium 54 Shiraz Heroin Seizure 54 Mashhad Heroin Seizure 54 Mashhad Airport Drug Seizure 54 Gachsaran Drug Seizure 54 Opium Juice Haul 55 Mashhad Drug Haul 55 Borazjan Opium Haul 55 - Drug Seizures 55 LEBAN ON Briefs Drug 5muggler Arrested 56 - d - FOR OFF[CIAL USF. ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 1~OR OFh'1('IA1. 115~: ONLI' SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA LIBERIA - Security Officer Arrested for Marihuana lheft (J. N. Elliott; NEW LIBERIAN, 2 Oct 81) 57 WE S T E UROPE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY Police Step Up Measures To Combat Heroin Traffic (STERN, 24 Sep 81) 58 NO RWAY Country Becoming Major Drug-Smuggling Route to Sweden (Morten Fyhn; AFTENPOSTEN, 10 Sep 81) 60 ~ _ Olso Narcotics-Section Police (hief Warns of Drug Situation (ARBEIDERBLA.~ET, 21 Sep $1) 62 Police Arrest Ten for Smuggling Heroin From Netherlands (Kathrine Kjelland; ARBEIDERBLADET, 2 Oci 81) 64 Books I7iscuss Youth Drug Environment (Liv Hegna; AFTENPOSTEN, 21 Sep 81) 66 ~ Briefs Oslo Narcotics Plan Proposed , 68 SWE DEN Police Begin Nationwide CYackdown on Street Drug Sales (Per Sjogren; DAGENS NYHETER, 25 Sep 81) 69 TURKEY Armenians Atlegedly Organize Narcotics Smuggling (GUNAYDIN, 22 Oct 81) 72 B rie f.s I~rge Heroin, Hashish Seizures 74 - e - FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 AUSTRALIA VICTORIA MP'S SAY DRUG RING IS INVOLVED It~ MEAT SCANDAL Sydney THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD in English 12 Sep 81 p 6 [Article by Gre~ Wilesmitii: "Drug Ring Controls Meat, MPs Claim"] [Excerpts] Two Victorian Liberal MPs claim that an international drug ring is involved in the meat export substitution racket. The MPs, Mr Maurice Williams (MLA, Doncaster) and Mr pon Saltmarsh, MLC, believe that organised crime in Australia and in the United States now controls major sectors of Australia's meat and transport industries. Mr Williams said that a director of one of Victo.ria's leading meat companies has links with the Las Vegas mafia. According to the MPs meat exports are an excellent way of smugg~ing drugs out of Australia. Cartons of ineat stamped Australia Approved are packed into containers on board ships. Dogs ~rained to "sniff" narcotics find it difficult to detect drugs concealed in meat. Neither of the MPs could the HERALD with any evidence to support their claims. They said that their information was privileged and sources could not be identi.fied. - However, Mr Williams suggested that evidence to the Royal Commission into drug trafficking should be collated with that presented to Mr Justice Woodward's Royal (:ommissi.on into the meat industry. Mr Williams has t~ad a longstanding intere~t in the alleged meat substi_tution rackets operating in Victoria. In November 1977 he told the Federal Police that meat processed at abattoirs - owned by the Melbourne City Cauncil and licensed only for the local market, t~ad allegedly been il~egally transferred to a meatworks which was licensed for ttie export trade. ~ 1'he police inve5tigated thc: allegations, but laid no charges. 1 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 On the cartons found to contain horse and kangaroo meats the stamp read 140C. That was the stamp af Profreeze, a business name registered with Protean (Hold- ings) Ltd of the inner Melbourne suburb of Richomond. Protean is a service company--it rents out its abattoirs, boning rooms and freezing stores to individual contractors and companies in the meat industry. It says it had been leasing boning room Z40C to Mr Richard Hammond, who traded as Hammond Wholesale and Retail Meats Pty Ltd. Mr Hammond appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday on 21 charges relating to the presence of horse and kangaroo meat in export beef cartons. No pleas were taken and Mr Hammond was released on $10,000 bail to appear again on dctober 9. The company, wtiich operates in most States in Australia, normally employs between 1,500 and 2,000 people and has an annual turnover of more than $100 million. It has expanded considerably this year, entering into a share transfer deal with the Mascot industries Ltd Group, through which it acquired that company's meat subsidiares in NSW, Western Australia and Victoria. One of the subsidiaries acquired was Pridham (Aust) Pty Ltd which, among other interests, operated a knackery at Dandenong, near Melbourne, where horses were slaughtered for pet food. The Protean Company is no stranger to controversy. The terms of its lease ~aitti Richmond council have been an issue i.n counciJ_ politics for years. Mr Williams tol.n tt~e Victorian Parliament in March last year that the com- pany's highly favorable lease had cost ratepayers "an enormous fortune." The company is involved in litigation with J.A. Dundas Pty Ltd., a suU- sidiary of Hortico (Aust) Pty Ltd, over plant and equipment at the Newmarket ahattoirs, owned by the Melbourne City Council and leased to Protean. CSO: 5300/7507 2 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400070007-3 AUSTRALIA HEROIN 'FLOOD' EXPECTED FOLLOWING RECENT POLICE SEIZURES Sydney THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD in English 17 Sep 81 p 2 [Article by Paul Molloy: "Detectives Prepare for Busy Heroin Period"] [TextJ Australian Federal Police Drugs Unit detectives fear a flood of high- grade Middle-Eastern heroin into Australia following two seizures of the drug worth nearly $1 million on the streets in the past week. In the latest operation, detectives from the unit, led by Detective-Sergeant Trevor Young, raided a house in Hampden Street, Lakemba, investigating a ship- ment of 420 grams of heroin. Th~ heroin, which was concealed in a hidden compartment in the soles of two pairs of shoes, had beeri detected last Friday after a tip-off from Interpol. A Lebanese couple returning to Sydney from a holiday in Lebanon abaard an Air India flight were detained at Sydney Airport by the detectives, who found the number 3 grade heroin which has a street value of more than $600,000. The detectives said it was~55 percent pure. Detective-Sergeant Young said the couple were innocent victims of smugglers who asked them to take the shoes to Australia for friends. After the shoes were opened, a powder was substituted for the heroin and the shoes stitched up again. The couple then gave the shoes to a courier. Police said that when they raided the house yesterday afternoon they found one of the pairs of shoes in the back of an automatic clothes drier. The otiier pair were in a bedroom. A 26-year-old Lakemba man will appear in the St James Court of Petty Sessions today charged with being knowingly concerned with the importation of heroin under the Customs Act. The raid closely follows the arrest of a man at Sydney Airp~rt a week ago who was carrying 100 grams of heroin in a plastic bag stitche~. into the shoulder padding of his coat. 3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400070007-3 The heroin came from the Golden Crescent area which runs through Turkey, Iran, Lebanon and Syria. There was a large opium crop there this year, which means heroin supplies will be larger than normal. Detective-Sergeant Young said that without good intelligence inside and out- side Australia it was difficult to detect this ty~e of smuggler. CSO: 5300/7507 4 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 AUSTRALIA TWO NAMED IN HE?,RING ON NARCOTICS BUREAU ~LEAKS' TO CLARK - Sydney THE SYDNEY ~IORNI:IG HERALD in English 25 Sep 81 p 8 ~Text~ The judge heading t11e ROyal ~~~if~ T~'uroer ~aid~tde � wilaoa goth wen [ormer pollcemen, be Commission into Drug Traf� ~Icqed that Clark, a convided mur safd. ficiting yesterd8y [ntroduCed ~rer and bead ot the ~ir a?sia ~~r Turner then toid t6e rnm- the names of two officers of the syn,Ucate, was payloR SZS.000 a ">>u~O� tbere were a number oI former poUcemen fn th~ bureau former Fedee8l 11~icotics ~~ear for materia! from the bureao. t6roughout 4ustralia Buresu in the context ot dis� Clark h,d smas6ed ehe arnu aod Later ~tr Turner said '~tr '~tulla- le~s ot a drug cou~ier wit6 a baae- ~y ynd ~Ir Phfllips were "two fine - c~icsion about the off~tce[ Al- ball bat sfte~ hearing a tape recocd- officers:' If Were was a leak from leged to be in the pay ot dni$ ing beh.een ~he courier sod two ~e buresu. "theY wauld be fae dealer TercenCe Cls[{C. oarcotks egents. ~1r 'ltirner said. from lq the~e two gentlemeo" ?he Roysl CommL/sioo. chalred 'I'be Royal Commiesion was also ~~g~~ e~ ~sobd Wilsoa wib bv ~ir JustEce Stewa~t, o[ t6e NSW told yesterdqy Wat a major poilce. had been courien for Claric's ~druR Suoreme Court. ie inoesttgat[o8 the operstloo, code�named Cres4 was 9m~ling ri~~ had alle~ed in Juoe. acdvitics ot Clark and 61s aseoc~ undu way w6eu Uarlc and sevenl 1978r t6at a senior bunau officer ates. sasociates were caff~6t� iu Brbbaae in Sydney, w6o wav ~ e:-police� Disctuelu; tb~ Nilsoot' a11eAa- io JanusrY. 1978. roan. 6ad been t6e "leak" to Clarl~. tions, ~ir Tta~n~r ~ald Dou(ilns Wil� T3e secret operattou. whlch in� ~1r Justice Steware said in the son claimed: "C1ark ie payinQ ow volred 3tafe aud Federal polke, Commission YesterdaY that the of your top oarp in SydneS'� t6a bureau, and other eoforcement bureau's ecda~t commander at the '7t'e either the c6tet or secood- agencks was coocerned wit6 the rime ~vus a�".~ir titullsly" wd ib io-charge. He's an es�polfceman." yacht carrying a l~d ot drugs commander ~as RaY Ph~~~P�~ B�th Asked w~ho w^a~ the chkf at tb~ down the east Auetraliao cout. w�ere ec-policemen, time, ~tr Turner wat tntemipted by Told that Clark 6ad admitted ' He named the ofHcers durln4 ~fr lustlce Stewart, mport8rtg 400,000 Thsi sdcl~s into e~~idence from Robcrt AI[red Turn� The judge said Mr ~'Iullal~ w~~e Aus~alla on a yacht. ~Lr Jn~Nce er, a fornxr bu~eau Investi~tor tbe sctin; commaader and apelled Stewart sald it wa~ "a nmuksble ~q,~ ~w� with tne Crlme intcill� tbe name. He dd ~(r Ray P611. colnddence" Clark was in Brlsbane Rence Section of th~ Au+trall~o Ilps wnr "We actwl canmaoder." r?6en the Anos wa~ olt W~ Queeusland c~t. CSO: 5300/7508 5 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R004400070007-3 AUSTR.ALIA ROY9L COMMISSION ON DRUG TRAFFICKING HEARS TESTIMQNY Passpo rt Racket Canberra THE AUSTRALIAN in English 9 Sep 81 p 1 [Article by Marsali MacKinnon: "Judge Hits at 'Loose' Control of Passports"] . [Excerpt] THE Department of For- moves to stop tKe copying of sports to "trade". either by eign Affairs disclosed yester- P~gPorts as "sriutting the selling them or swapping chem day about 5000 Australian stab~e door after the horse tor drugs and then reporting has bolted". them stolen. passports were lost or stolen The royal commisston, ap- ~2r Justice Stewart said even each yeac. It admitted painted by the Federal a person on bail on a drug = people could easily "trade" Government to inquire into charge who had co for.eit tiis drug crimes after the Mr Asia passport and report regulariy passports fOP dt11gS Or trial in Britain this year, to police would find iL "~ery, money and Te-enteC :1US� moved from Sydney to easy' to get another passport. � Canberra yesterday. ^If that person wanted to. he tt'alia '`C12an beC3US8 Of ~e commission is inquiring could go to, say, Meibourne loose passport Controls. inco che accivicies ot drug ring from 3ydney with a false birth The department said most b~s Tenence John Clarke, certificate, fill in the applica- passports w~ere lost or stolen in also known as Alexander tion form. have a pksotograph ~outh-~ ast Asia. James Sinclair, and tnto the Laken, and that's all there is to T21e director of the depart- deatha ot two of his dru� cour- it." he said. ment's passporc dtvision, :~Ir iers. New Zealand cpuple IL seemed "very stmple" for Fievin Gray, told the Royal Isobel and Douglas Wilson. peopla to obtain Fassports ille- Commiss~on into Drug Traf- ~(r (}ra~.cold the commission Kally, even if their names were ficking that the .'epartment the department did not check llsted on a pnssport register decec~ed only abouc six p~sport appllcation torms un- outllning criminal convictions, ~ '�recycled" passports a~~ear, less ther~ was some suspicion suspected terrorist activities .3nd Lhe commissioner, ~Ir about the applicant. 3uch or court orders restraining Juscice Stewart, satd because checks would be "beyond the movement trom the country. of the looseness of the pass- phystcal staffing resources of Mr Justice Stewart dis- port checking system ic would the department". missed evidence by ~ir Gray be "impossible to know how �~Unless there is a reason [o that the Government had many illegal passpc~rts there check, the application goes taken steps to make it harder are". straighc through." he said. to copy passpor~s. , He said people were possibly More passports were lost in using the stolen passports to South-East Asia than in any 1VEWSPAP,ER~ . tra~~el in the main drug-pro- other region, and "we think He said: "That is shutting ducing countries. then sub- most are attributable ~o the stable door after the horse sticuting genuine passports to theft". It seemed the passports h~ bolted. rc-enter Australia. The genu- w�ere being used for travel be- ~~you have qot to Ro to the ine passport wouid not have tween other countries, not to source and stop the falsifying stamps recording entry to and trom Australia. South-East Asian councries. Questioned by Mr Justice of documents such as birth He criticised government Stewart, he conceded that certificaLes." peopie could use thelr pas- 6 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000400070007-3 Sylvester Recommendations Canberra THE AUSTRALI~,v in English 10 Sep 81 p 1 [Art~cle by Marsali MacKinnon: "Petty Jealousies Hamper New Crime Unit, Inquiry Told"] ' [Text] PI:"C'CY jealousies and a tormed ABCI, u�as cf~e exis- t'ack of 1r~:5t 1mon~, tance oi "peccy jealousies" bptween earious branches of :lustr3li8'S ~olice' [orCeS police torces. ~~,ece allo�in~ orgarused Altilough the ABCI has been CClttle f0 aa171 an increastn; set up to trV to ot'ercome the n3[iondl fnuthold. ttle ~i1i'eC- lack of crust betw�een Austra- lian police forces. "I can't see tor o[ the .lustralian B~reau ho~ti~ a crirrunal incetliRence of l:r~minal IttleL'i~enc~ lOld ur.i~ w�ill git�e or�er its lntelli- .t I' rommi~SlOll `:C'5teC- gence to another oranch - - ~t�iuch can then make Che g;or~� cid~'. of the arrest". ~ 3ut he said "pians had been I't;e du~e.~or, ~ir I'rrci 5~:1- formulated" to o~~ercome che ~.e, tiP�,6' ZC1Idi1(1 commisston that 333 drug ~ ~:~iiil~~ i~obe! :~n:i Dou~las hauls had been de~ected b~' ~ti'~l.sun. tt:e dogs in [he past fice ~~ea:s. >IrS}i:c~>s;~r sutd t!lc bizgest The Federal Dou Detector ,~c~~t~len~ tar;tn~; ctie recencly- Unit, at presen~ used 45 doqs. in all State capitais. and c~pected to ha~~e iQ at work b}� Christmas. ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 Continuing Flow ot Heroin ~ieibourne T:IE ~GL in English ~5 Sep 81 p 5 _ ~:~rticle b~� ~ileen Berry: "'~sia' Case Did vot Halt Heroin Flow, Inquiry Told"] ;Textj The break-up of G'~e ~tr Asia breaking into wuebousea," he ~umbers of armed robberes ior drug SyndiC3te had a0t h3it- ~~d� drugs, gharmacy burgiaries and ed the fiuw Of heroin on ~r~nt Bel1 to{d the commis- raids on doctors' ;ars nad s;on ~.hare were rumors that dropped betlreen 20 per cent a~d t4 ~1ei~0urne StrzetS, tile people outside chC traditional 30 ?er cens from 1980 co 1981. Stewar' Roy~l Cummissi0n cr.:wnal element were involved "I believe this indicates t.".at oz Drug Tra:fiCking heard either directty. or indirectly heroin is freelv available in ihe through :he injection of money streets of ~[elbourne at che ~ yes:erday. urco drua businesses. But he moment." Sergeant Bell said. De~eccive ~en~or Sergeanc Gra- scressed that chere was no evid- He told the Royal Commiss~on, ham Bell told ~tr lustice Donald ence to wpport this. sitting in ~te!bourne for the first Scewar< i':ac hernin was stilt lree� Around ]0 large groups were ~ime, that ne believed couriers l,r avai:a5le ~nd that the street importing 'tieroin into Ausualfa, ' not known to ?he ~olice" u�ere pri~e ~ad remained ,table at :550 Se; geant Beil said, with no "'~ir recruited by the various ~~rgani- a^aosule since i97~. iie said :he Bi�'' at :he Rop of the pyramid. sations. Thtce couriers usual'v sl ~:dicace headed by Terrence 'These gr~ups know one anocher had a~�alid reason for visit?ne an Clark, was ~me nf :7am� ille~sl and if nne group i~ sh~rt ot o~~zrseas country and were pro- or~sr.isations b:ing;ng heroin into heroin, chey y~et it from annthet vided with a means fo~ concea~- Ru~cralia. grouo," he said. ine the drurts for !he return tria. ~ergeant Bell has been the of~- ~tr Justice Ste~vart: The Clark ~~e drug addicts .aemse;~�e; . cer in char~e or the administra- syndicace was ~ust one of many nad to resort ,o s.ealth to ~e- ;he ti~~e sec:ion~~f che ~'ict~ria Police such organisacions ? monev to suppurc cneir :~abi:s. He Dn:g Bureau since April 19; b. in Ser3eant Bell: Yse, sir. descrioed tae [ypicai neroin ad- cha: t:;ne, oe said. !he number ~ir Just;ce Stewart: And the dict as under 3~, and snempioy- c. dn:~ offences had decreased: fact chat :hls ha~ been broken ed. "He lets his health oo. ;ives oecause of the for*nacinn ~p ~ues not seem ro nave made ~n squalid conditions and :hieves," o; =xcial squads which deal~ with raucn dif~erence so far as the ar� ix sa~d. Aithough addic:s uere dr:~; uses and cranickers. ri~�al of neroin in this counrty ? Nve times more likely to be~ men 5er eant Bell: That is ~o, yes. ~han women many of the women .=.siced by Mr Cedric tiamoson, S ,C, assisting the Royal G~mr.;is- Efe said the gro;tps' acti~~[ies a'orking in massage parlors were - s:on if the break-up ~ir the Clark folluwed,thP conventional pattern : heroin users. s cicate had contributed to the of or~anised - a loo~e ~ the past, stclen co]or ~ele- e vision secs were a popular form ~ om aie ~�anuuslaccas:cns whera ~n(ederacion nther than one o( drug currency ,with one TV ^ody headed by one man. ~ir worth one ca sule of heroln, he there mav be a shortage uf heroin P o~ the streecs. ~t appears to be Hanipson asked: "You don said. readil~ availabel." necessanly have a hit man y~ur- ~fr Hampaon: They a~ert ~s self, but you ;cno~v where vou negotiable as dollar notes? Setgean~ Bell said the heroin can get one, is that it?". Ser- Sergeant Bell: Well, $3A was - Ras markeced in capsules - ~eant &11 agreed. Occasionsily what they wer~ worth. "Contac 5(~ ~apsules" - oa the ihe groups would "fall ouc" and The Roya! Commission has atreets for be~ween SSO and 555. violence would erup[, he said. been set up investi~ate the ac~i- "I have never heard of the price The difticulty with the various ~�i ~es of Terrence J~hn Claric, going beyond that," he said. The ~rRanisacions, Sergeant Bell said, who is wantM in Austnlia f~or purity ot the ~ieroin in the capsule ��as that the higher up the the murders of Netic Zealand dr~e aas becween 5 and 10 per cenc. pvramid a~ criminel got, the mure r.ouriers DouRlgs and Iaa~bel He described a shift in empoasis q,+;~~~ by orQanised crime in the State, ditficult it was i~~r police to get a conviction. The top men took C1at'k ia serving a life sentence tr~m bi~ burglaries :o the more ~PlL'~r risks and were less likely tn Prison in Erteland follov~ itt~ - proticable drug imp~ratir,n. "l ;o nandle the heroin themselves. ~ his conviction, under �he naroa be~ieve Gtiat some of the b~ttet- He produced iigures on drug A~esander James Sinclair, f~r !he knmvn crir~i~a;s around ~te~- offences for the Ru~�al Commis� murder r,f his former druas " bourne decided there u�as :nacn more money co be made hnn~ing s~on w:uch shoa~ed , ahat the ~r.ner Christapher 1~fartin "'~Ir Asia" Johrrstone. heroin into the country� ~han CSO: �00/ i ~Ob 8 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000400070007-3 _ AUSTRALI~ td:~ OP�OSITION PROPOSES ?~.~fE:1D~tENTS TO DRUGS BILL - Perth THE WEST ;~USTR-~LI~v in English 9 Sep 81 p 9 ``~'{t~ The 13 proposeci Opposition amendments to the W~ Government's new Misuse of Drugs Bill aim at one ot its most controvenial pro~�i~ions. One would change a sach force "as, is neces� The Oppositi~n cor.tin- prnvisi~m of the Bill ~ui�y in tl~e ctrcum- ued its attack on the ~vhich makt:s it an oL stances." Bill durin~ the secnnd fen~e t~~ be found on other proposed readinQ debate in the premises bcir.g used to Opposition amendments Assembly last nigiit, smc~ke drugs. would: b1r J. I'. Grill (L.ab. Yil- A pe:son would be ac� � Remove mandatory ~rn�Dundasi said that - quitteci if he proved that sentences for people con� Mr Hassell was not pre= he neither believed, sus� victed of ~~rtain oftences ~red .to listen to the pected or had reason to or ot conspiring to com- awyers, ~ioctors and ro}~- ~uspect tYiat a substance mit offences, al commission and would was a~rohibited divg or ~ bring down legislation lant. Require cert.iticates that would be harmful to P from analysts and botan- ~,VA and its youth. A n o t h e r amendment ists to be made available The Opposition Whip. ��ould require proof that to the pcrson cha?�ged or Mr T. H. Bateman (Can- a person caught with a his or her solicitor at ning), said that the Bill pipe , and other utensils least 21 da~�s before trial. eroded civil liberties. [or smokin~ drugs had An amendmenC to the used them or that they g~ll proposed by the Mr B. R. tslaikie (Lib, had been used with his htinister tor Poiice, Mr Vasse) said that the Bill permission. Hassell, would require a~hoed the ,entiments of person to be searched by ~,~a~ un ~ Weat Aus� FORCE a person o! the same _ ~Iost of the other ~x or by a medical prac� OppositIon speakers h~d amendments, moved bY titioner, taken a soft aPproach to tiie Opposition spokes� Yotice of the amend� drug problem. - man on police matters, ments Is before~ the ~g� 'I'he ~,ebate is contin- ~Ir T. H. Jones (Colliel. ~slat.lve assembly, uing. ~ dcal with the tise o[ f o r c e by p~licemen searching fur druEs. The amendments ~~~ould require the police to use CS~: ~300/7506 9 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 AUSTRALIA NETHERLANDS DRUG SUPPLY LINK CUT WITH ARREST IN PERTH Perth THE WF,ST AUSTRALIAN in English 12 Sep 81 p 32 ['I'extJ A heroin connection between the Netherlands and Australia was smashed wtien members of the police drug squad arrested Frank Colangelo (23) in Perth. As a result of Colangelo's cooperation, the source of the drug was traced to - the Netherlands and the Dutch supply was broken with the help of Interpol. Colangelo, a the.rapist, of Selden Street, North Perth,.appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday for sentence on a charge of possessing heroin with intent to sell or supply it� He had admitted the offence, which occurred in August last year at North Beach. The court heard that. members of the drug squad kept Colangelo under observa- y tion before stopping him outside a chiropractor's clinic where he worked. - Syringe A search was made of his vehicle. When the dashboard was removed, the police Found a syringe, needles and a package containing heroin. Colangelo was taken to tiis home, where hewas stripped. More heroin was found hidden in hi5 underpants. Mr Justice Smith said that the pre-sentence report contained the all-too- familiar story of. a person starting on cannabis and progressing quickly to hard drugs. As a resulr of treatment, Colangelo had overcome his drug problem. But thanks to his help, a previously-unknown source of supply of the drug had been cut off and othex people were arrested and dealt with by the courts. Colangelo was placed on probation for two years on condition that he report as necessary to ttie Alcohol and Drug Authority. He was also ordered to do 100 hours community servicE~ work. CSO: 530U/7506 10 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400070007-3 ~U STRALI~ FLEVEd ~.RRL�STS, DI:L'GS Sct7.ED I~I ~1~JRTH QV~EidSI~~'~1D Rr1ID Brisbane THE COURIER-~IL in English 24 Sep 81 p 1 ~Test~ CAIRNS. - PO11CC swooped ~~6es. the other an ex-SAS soldier on communes in north Queens- a'ho had absconded ahlle on bail from Cairns, ~ere understood to be among land yesterday, grabbing heroin the people atrested. worth more than $500,000. Supt ~Iurphy said: "Ta�o drug squad Eleven geople from Cape Tribula- police were at Cape Tribulation foF the tlon, Athenon and Cairns ~ere u- last :ew weeks and at one cime bcth of resced in connection a~ith the posses- the pollcemen avere held at gunpolnt:' ?ion and selling of hard druga in- Both the policemen escaped without clsdir.g heroin, cocalne, :norphine, in)ury, Supt Murphy said. hashish and marlhuana. Supt biurphy sald a.45 calibre auto- The regional superJntendent of the maCic pistol used to threaten police, a - Far Northern R.e~:on. Supt Tony 31ur- pump-action shotgun and two .22 ca- phy, ~aid ~}~esterday 388 grams of he- libre rifles were aeized. roin had been seized by pollce in "Police were unable to recover s.45 Cairns alone and a�as esttmaced to ca~ibre sutomatic gun or a deninger have a s!reet value of more than. which avas ln the posseseion of s te- 5500,000. male who wat !ct the company of two Supt Mur,~hy said state and Fedenl other men" he said. Police and Customs otficers combined Simultaneous to the raid st Cape forces to obtain evidence cf trsfiicking Trlbulatfon, combined police torce ot hard drugs 1n Calrns snd Cape Z1ri- ralds aere carrled out. ln the Catrns bulatlon. urea. ~ie said tc~o men ~nd one woman Supt ~Surphy sald se~~en people were from Cape Tribulation were expecttd taken ln~o custody in Cairns on to appesr in the Caims !Kaglstratts cha~ges relatfng to hard drug tzafffck- C.~urt today. :ng. A.s well as the large smount of lie- Ta~o men, one who had absconded rotn, pollce selud instrumenta used for while on bail trom 1~Seibourae. on dzu~ admir?istering hard druaa and lsrge surts~ ot moneq, Supt .l~furphy sald. _ ~Editor's Note; In a follow-up report on 25 September, page 14, THE COURIER-MAIL said: "Seven people including two women appeared in the Cairns Magistrate's Court yesterday on drug-related charges following three simultaneous police raids in far north Queensland on Wed.nesday. Six were remanded in custody and did not enter a plea. The seventh, James Warwick Ma.nning, 24, gardener, of Cape Tribu- lation, pleaded not ;uilty to a charge of possessing marihuana and was remanded on $500 bail ~ntil Janua.ry 11 next year. ["The sis who appeared before ~Ir Scanlan, SM, were: Douglas Richard Jensen, 38, unemployed, of Cape Tribulation, charged with possession and cultivation of mari- huana from ~Iay 1 to September 23 this year. He was remanded to appear again today. Steven Geoffrey Bloomfield, 37, fisherman, of no fixed address, charged with possession or marihuana and with failing to appear in court after a ber_ch warrant for his arrest was issued in Cairns on June 9, 1980 on a charge of possession of heroin for sale. lie was rema.nded until toda~. Wayne Norman Waterson, 30, 11 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R004400070007-3 unemployed, of Creedy Street, Cairns, appeared on six separate charges, including two of selling morphine and cocaine in Cairns on September 8 and 11. He was remanded until next Monday. Murray Francis Keegan, 29, fisherman, of Creedy point, Cairns, was charged with selling morphine on September 11 in Cairns and was remanded until today. Linda Maureen Cardwell, 29, pensioner, of The Esplanade, Yorkey's Knob, near Cairns, was charged with selling heroin on September 11 in Cairr~s ~.nd was remanded until today. Stephanie Kerri Willis, 17, unemployed, of no fixed address, appeared on a charge of attempting to obtain a dangerous drug in Cairns and on a second ane of possessing $10 for the purposc: of obtaining drugs. She was remanded until today on both charges. ~"Four other people appeared in court on charges arising from further raids carried out yesterday."] CSO: 5300/7508 17. APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 AUSTRALIA NEW DRUG LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN VICTORIA PARLIAMENP Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 24 Sep 81 p 1 ~Text~ Melbourne--Drug traffickers face up to 25 years jail and fines of as much as $250,000 under legislation introduced in the Victorian Parliament yester- day . 'I'he llrugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Bill, brought in by the Victorian Health Minister, Mr Borthwick, also provides for confiscation of assets of traf- f ickers . The maximum fine of $250,000 for trafficking in a drug of dependence is $50,000 higher than that recommended by an inter-departmental working party on the drug problem. The working party's report provided the basis of the new legislation. This provision covers na.rcotics such as morphine, opium and its derivatives, such as heroin, and synthetic drugs stcch as methadone. Mr Borthwick said the Government had rejected the working party's recommendation that courts should have the option of imposing a fine or a~ail term, or both. "The Government takes the view that trafficking in drugs of dependence is such a heinous offence that the courts should not have an option of imposing a fine in ' lieu of a~ail sentence," he said. The Bill sets a maximum pena.lty of two years jail and/or $5000 fine for unlawful possession of a drug of dependence. ~ Trafficking in a restricted substanc~e, such as barbiturates will carry a maximum 10 years jail or $100,000 penalty or both. Possession will incur up to two y~ars jail, a$5000 fine or both. CSO: 5300/7508 13 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 AUSTRALIA DRUG OFFENSES INCREASING IN QUEENSLAND, COMMISSION TOLD Brisbane THE COURIER-MAIL in English 24 Sep 81 p 12~ LExcerpt~ Heroin was readily available throughout Queensland, the Brisbane Drug _ Squad chief told the Royal Commi.ssion of inquiry into drug trafficking in Australia yesterday. Insp. Eric Patrick Deveney told the commission hearing in Brisbane there was now twice the amount of heroin available o~ the the streets that there was 12 months ago. He said fewer drug addicts were registering for methodone treatment in Queensland this year. The Royal Commissioner, Mr Justice Stewart, said that with more heroin around, fewer addicts would have to turn to "the crutch of inethodone." Insp. Deveney said there had been a 20 percent increase this yea.r in offences relating to hard drugs, including heroin and LSD. There had also been a"sizeable increase" in the number of offences in the state relating to cannabis and hashish. He said cocaine was readily available in Queensland and LSD, which had been scarce for some time, was "coming back on," The commission is inquiring into possible drug trafficking and related activites of Terrence John Clark, also known as Alexander James Sinclair, and his associates. (Clark, reputed to be the head of an internationa.l drug ring called the Organisa- tion, is serving a life sentence in England for the murder of Ma.rtin Johnstone, the "Mr Asia" of the Australian-New Zealand-British heroin trade). Insp. Deveney agreed with Mr Justice Stewart that the supposed cessation o� Clark's operations had not made any difference to the avail~bility of heroin in Queensland. The main source of heroin was still importation through overseas couriers--the method the ~ommission has been told Clark adopted. "If you knock one down, another one pops up," Mr Justice Stewart said. He supposed it was because of the enormous profits that could be made. - CSO: 4300/7508 14 ; APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000400070007-3 ~1USTRALIA HEROIN SEIZED, FOUR HELD; POLICE BELIEVE DRLG RING 3ROKEN Perth THE ;dEST :~1,'STRALIc~N in English 19 Sep 81 p 5 ~Te:ct] SYDNEY: The Federal polfce believe they , broke up a major drug ring yesterday when they setzed heroin worth at least Sl milllon in a rald on a[lat [n suburban Double Bay. The Ex~lice arrested tw~o others involved, t h e y men and two women. The po![ce alleged that were unlikely to continue the group had been the courier system from The w�omen had ~peratinR between Sout}L South-East ~,sia. rived at Kingsford Smith East ?~sia and Australia The women, une aged :~ii�port on a G.30am for about four years. 19 and one in her mid. !~antas flight Prom 20s, and the men, both Sin~apore. The ring normally used in their mid 34s. ~ere - w�omen couriers who The police said that taped the hemin under taken to federai police they had a kilogram o1 cheir clothing, it was al� heaciquarters in Sydney tii~;h�grade heroin taped le~ed. Trips were made for questioninr. co their bodies. regularly between Aus� The police said they Customs ofiicers allo~v iralia and a number ol would appear in the Cen- ed them throug h and the Asinn countriea tral Court thls morning. polic~ lollowed the pair Customs oificers and A police spokesman said to the Double Bay flat the police had kept them that ~etecdves took where they met the t~vo under surveillance tor Special precautlons to men. some time belore yester� protect the child during , The four�yearald son of day's raid. the raid. one of the women also Detectivea said they ge was allowed to re- was at the fla~ thouqht that yesterday's main with his mother ari�ests signalle~ the end after the arrests and was uf the ring, being cared for by a _ Thoueh there were policewoman. i [Editor's N~te: Reporting the same police action, Brisbane's THE COURIER-MAIL in English on 19 September 1981, page 4, said, "Three people were charged last night after police seized heroin worth an estimated $1 million. Police said a :1ew Zealand :~oman, 19, was charged with possessing prohibited imports. The charge came les~ than two hours after two men of Italian origin faced similar charges. ~,11 three are due to appear in Sydney's Central Petty Sessions Court todaya ~ fourth person--another young New Zealand woman--also was arrested after police swooped on a house in the Sydney harborside suburb of Double Bay yesterday. She was still being questioned last night by rederal Police." 15 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 ~The report added, "A Federal Police spokeswoman said police seized one kilogram of high grade heroin in the raid. She said police had broken into a narcotics smuggling ring but belie~ed the ring leaders were still at large and investiga- tions would continue."] CSO: 5300/7508 ~ 16 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/42/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 AUSTRALIA BRIEFS HEROIN CASE SENTENCE--A young woman described as the able lieutenant in a $1 million heroin ring was convicted yesterday on charges of trafficicing drug. A Criminal Court jury found Cheryl Joy Cornish, 27, of no fixed address, guilty of one charge of conspiracy to traffic in heroin, and three charges of traffick- ing in heroin during 1980. Miss Cornish, pleaded not guilty to the charges. She was acquitted of two other charges of trafficking. Mr Justice Murray re- manded her for plea and sentence tomorrow. Three other people accused of ' involvement in the drug business were acquitted. They were Donna Lee Norphett, 24, of Fitzgerald Street, South Yarra; Cheryl Lee-Ann Heinrich, 19, of Crosvenor Street, Balaclava, and Robert Maxwell McClure, 35, of Summerhill Road, East Reservoir. ['!'ext] (Melbourne THE AGE in English 16 Sep 81 p 19] CSO: 5300/7507 17 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 BURMA BRIEFS OPIUM SEIZURE IN MOULMEIN--Acting on information pXOVided bq a responsible person, station Commander U Tha Sint, area-in-charge Lance Corporal Tin U Lay and a police squad of Moulmein's Dine-wunkwin police station, together with ward people's councillors, on 30 September searched two suspects at the corner of Thukha-wadi - Road, Shwemyaing Thiri Ward. The search party found 2.4 viss [1 viss equals 3.6 pounds] of black opium worth more than 8,000 kyat. The two men--ata, alias Khin Maung Shwe, 21, of Haw Street, No 1 ward, Kalaw Township; and U Kyaw Zaw, 60, of Kyaikchin Village tract, Pyinmana--were charged under sections 6.B, 7.B of the narcotic drugs law. [Rangoon MYANMA ALIN in Burmese 6 Oct 81 p 6 BK] - DRUGS SUPPRESSION IN LASHIO--Under the drugs suppression campaign conducted in Lashio Township from 1 to 20 September 1981, sellers, carriers and users of narcotic drugs were arrested. A total of 36 persons involved in 18 cases were charged, and _ heroin weighing 1.8756 kilograms and worth about 230,000 kyat and opium weighing 22.6483 kilograms and worth more than 50,000 kyat were seized. [Text] [Rangoon MYANMA ALIN in Burmese 13 Oct 81 p 4 BK] OPIUM S~IZURE AT RAIL STATION--At 1500 on 24 September, over 9 viss~[1 viss equals 3.6 pounds] of raw opium worth more than 30,000 kyat sealed in condensed milk tins were seized at Mandalay Railway Station from Tin Ma Yin Hwan, Maung Lone and Maung Yan Chun Yu of No 5 ward, Lashio. The three, who were about to board the Myitkyina train for Mohnyin, were charged under sections 6B, 7B and lOB of the narcotic drugs law by the railways police. [Textl [BK161251 Rangoon LOKTHr1 PYEITHU NEZIN in Burmese 1 Oct 81 p 5] CSO: 5300/4523 8 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 HONG KONG GROWING ~1U~IBER OF YOUNG DRUG PUSHERS WORRIES GOVERNMENT - Narcotics Offenses Double Hong Kong SOUTH CHI:~1r1 ~IORIVIiVG FOST in English 28 Sep 81 p 15 ~drticle by Olivia Sin~ ~Text] yesterday of the Central and Government to allocate moro The Guvernment is Western District anit�narcot- maney to anti-drugs educa- worried about the dramat- 15 Thn~ceremon in Edin- ~~~n'O epu ulnd of revention ic increase in the number Y~ P� p of yuung drug pushers this burgh Place, att~acted an is more impc,rtant than a ton eat, ~s eciall in the new audience o! about 2.000 pea of cure. y P Y, P~~, "We necd more money to ~ow�ns, a prom~nent com- p Worrying crend, 'vfr provide good advertisements munity leader said y'ester- Stur:ipf said, is that drug of. and sell the concept, just like dd~. fenden are operating in the other successful zonsumer The increase has been new towns and the ~Iew goods," he said. aspecially no~iced in recent Territories. "Continuous effort must munths wich the largc amount Residents uf new towns be made to educate ~eople ui cheap her~~in available, experiencing adaptation diCfi- about the evjls of drugs. ' said `fr Karl 5tumpt, uf the culties could be vulnerable to He said it was a pity [hat Action Committee Against drugs, he said. so much more money was 'Varcutics. Some of them who are spent on law enforcement ~tr Stumpi, whu is also frustrated about their piaces than on preventivic eduCacion. vice-chairman of the t~ong- and job prospects in new ' A Government spokesman kong Communicy Council. towns might t~rn to drugs as at the opening said the Gov- said the number of youngsters a means of escape. ernment had set aside about involved in narcotics offences "And this is causing the 51.4 million for preventive from January ~o August this Government concern," he education this financial year. vear had doubled compared said. The spokesman said a - with the same period last To tackle the probtem. Mr large-scale anti-narcotics year. Stumpf, chairman of campaign, costin~ 5150.000. About 250 young people, ACAV s prevenlive educa� will be launched in Sha[in in aged from I~i to 21, w~ere tion and publicity sub-com- February next year. found invuh�ed in drug oF- mittee, said ACAN will step Mr Stumpf also urged fences this yerr. up ics campaign against drugs that a separate department be ~tust uf them sell drugs in the new towns. ut up to deal with all prob- for thc sakt of "easy money." ACAV has also recruited lems Caced by young people. but are not consumers them- }pp young volunteers to help "I feel the present effort is selves, ~1r Stumpf said. with the publicity drive, he too fragmented. It is being "E3ut their involvement ~~d, split among the Social Wel- will increa~e thcir chances of He was impressed by the fare Department, the Educa- taking drugs and becoming large number of volunteers tion Department, the Urban addicts," he warnrd. willing to give up their leisure Services Department and the "Besides, their activitics time. Labour Department," he ma~ lead to more pnople fall- ��We hope they will reach said. ing prey tu drugs." out to other young people and ~tore would be done iF the ~tr titumpl was speaking show them the right path." responsibility Was held by une aitrr the opcning ceremuny Ltr Stumpf also urged tfie department, he said. 19 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R400404070047-3 School Antidrug Campaign Hong hong SOUTH Cfil~ '.~1DRNING POST in English 1 Oct 81 p 12 ~Test~ The Government is step- ping up its anti-narcotics campaign in schools in a bid to cutb drug trafficking amung students, it was learn- cd yesterday. Officers from che narcoc- ics division have been making the rounds in schools to give ta!ks on the evils of drug abuse. The division plans to pro- duce a tilm warning young- sters oC the danger of ' selling drugs for eas~+ money.;' The division's acting sen- ior information uffcer. Mr Peter tila, said the Govern- ment i~ very concerned about che increase of young drug pushers. He said the number of youngsters involved in natcot- ics oFfences from January to ,August this year had doubled compared with tho same peri- od last year. CSO: 5320/9094 ?0 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 HOhG KONG RECORD OPIUi~! SEIZURE SENDS T?d0 MEN TO JAIL FOR 5 YEARS Hong F~ong SOUTH CHI~ ~IORNING POST in English 13 Oct 81 p 17 ~Te:ct] T'wo men who were arrested with what The walla walla then headed towards was descrit~ed by the authorities as the largest Yaumati, but instead of stopping as ordered _ seizure of prepared opium in Hongkong since. by a customs launch, it accelerated. 1969 were yesterday each sentenced to five years' imprisonment. � When it was eventually intercepted at the Fung Siu�sun (25), hawker, and Yik Tsz- sauthern approach to the Yaumati typhoon wai (?3), unemQloyed, plcaded guilt y� befare shelter, the defendants jumped overboard. Mr Jusnce Babet in thc High Court to Customs officers also jumped into the sea possasing E10 million worth oF prepured and brought them back to the walla walla. opium for unlawful'trafficking. On board the boat, customs officers found Acting assistan~ pr~ncipal Crown counsel th~ canons, the suicase and the hold-aU G.1. Plowman said at 8.30 am on April 5, t6e containing peckets of opium. defendants were sun by customs offiars I~r Plowman said the packets contained a leaving the motor vessel, Lu Chiang, at the total of 82.67 kilos of prepared opium. [t was _ Western Anchorage, the Iargest seizure of it~ k~nd since 1969. - The vessel had arrived two days earlier ,q~ the time of the seizure, tho market _ from Singapore and Korea. value of dehydrated prepared opium was The defendants'passed down two cartons, about 5125,000per kilo. a a suitcase and a hold�all to a waiting walla Mr Patrick Yu appeared for the dePend- walle before boarding it. , anu. CSO: 5320/9096 21 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-04850R000400070007-3 ~~TEW ZEAL~:iD HEROI:1 H~IULS IN 9 LfONTHS TRIPLE TOTaL FOR ALL OF 1980 - ~Jellington EVENING POST in English 21 Sep 81 p 22 ~~rticle by Kaye Calder~ ~TeYt~ Amounts of heroln National Drug Intelligence .~iso on the plus side are :bialaysia is a tr_~dicicnal reachiag New Zegland B~u at Police Nat~onal the considerable benefits in buying :egion for ra'.c iero- have i~creased dramati- Headquarters, takes up his gat6enng evidence on !Yew in, hocvever. Recent ~a~teras cally in t6e past nine �e~� ~t. Zealand criminals ~ravelling have seen an ecr.phasis on months. Alreed ~j~ Police have been pressing through Asia on drug-buying ra:k heroin instead c; c;:�~ Y Pa for a posting to Singapore operations. white powder heroin. 6ave tripled the total for several years. The thre~ This in turn gives an But it is as a re~istr.bu- seiztue for the whole of year appointment was Einal- added impetus fo investiga- !ion centre for cour:ers :5at _ last year. ly approved by Government lions preventing the flow of Siogapore comes incu :ts last month. drugs in New Zealand. own. For the first siz moaths De~ec~i~e Chief Inspector Police know that several There have been at- of this year, police seyzed ~~1e Galbra~th is already New Zealanden are well-es- tempts. for example. ;o 770.89 gtams of the illicit b~ in Bangkok, and De- tablished drug operators. port cocaine from 5out : d r u g, c o m p a r e d t o ~~ve Iaspector Lin Sinton Some are using their con- America through Singaeor~, 219.77gms in the equivalent ~o gydney. tacts Erom the ":~Ir As~a" but would-be oaerators have period last year. Establlshing liaison posts ring heyday, but new groups come up against tough ioca! tiiorphine seizures are up io South-east Asia has are constaatly emergtng. controls. from 72.04gms last year to played, and will continue to As a liaison officer, 31r The Vew Zealand Laison 840.77gms for the period ea- piay, a big part in drug de- Fitzharris does not have any ofiicers ~rill also t+e momtor- ding June S0. There has also teccion in this country, says powers as such as a p~lice ing the increased ~DIL':n been one major opium '.V1r Fitzharris. otficer in Singapore. production that EIo~Fs seizure in Auckland. Not only have police The job revolves around througb Souch�east Asia The increases piace stopped large quantities ot close ties wit6 local author- from countnes like .afg:;an- greater slgnificance on che drugs irom reaching New ities and other law enforc~ istan. Iran aad just-aunounced appointment Zealand but intelligence ment agencies from Austral- Political anrest, partic~- of Detective Inspector Paul gleaned in the area has aLso ia, the US and Canada. larly in lran, has meant ~hat Fitzharris to Singapore as meant an increase in the ~~Ir Fitzharris said there some of the drugs have not New Zealaod's third lialson number ot prosecutions for is a commitment and spirit been comin3 out. office in South-east ??sia. hard drugs avhich would oth- of intemational co-operatioo `~epal coo is s[ill a major IntelliRence on illicit erwise 6ave gone un- co sWp the flow of drug9 in so Doe tor cannab~s r~in. drug traEficking from South- detected. i~� a~~. cl.:.e ...:s..v� ~h^ �~r~;r east Asia's Golden Triaagle ''Some ot our biggest Responsibae for drug ao- increase could be Fart of the through to New Zealand will seizures are made not in tivity in Malaysia and Indo- bumper crop harvested in be stepped up from Novem- New Zealand but in foreign ~~a, he sees Singapore as a the Golden Triangle ~h~s ber when '.~ir Fitzharris, the c o u n t r i e s,'' s a i d M r d~ lsrather~than a n u chasr siellr f lterir mehrnu h~nrom present co-ordinator of tbe Fitzharris. ing p~lace. p India� g g CSO: 5320/9095 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 NEW ZEALAND SEIZURE OF OPIUM IN ~UCKIt1ND ONE OF LP,RGEST RECORDED Drug Source Unknown = Wellinoton EVENING POST in ~nglish 22 ~,ug 81 p 1 ~Te:ct] Auckland, Today (PA)--South Auckland detectives are trying to pin down the source of more than S250,Q00 worth of opium seized in a Sandringham streeC ;resterday in one of the biggest hauls made in New Zealand. The team of drug squad detectives headed bu Detectiv~ Sergeant Stu ~fagnall, acting on a tip-off, staked out a car and house in the atreet and pounced at mid-morning, seizing two bo:ces containing about 4.6kg of raw opium and arresting two mena Two middle-aged men were remanded without plea on a charge of aossessing opium for supply or sale when they appeared in the Otahuhu District Court today. - Mr 3ruce Laing JP remanded them in custody until Tuesday and granted them interim suppression of name. Two ?,rrested Charged ldellington EVENING POST in English 25 Aug 81 p 30 ~Text~ A(,~CKLAVD, Today ~PA). - Two men charged with Mr Jo6n . Haigh appear- possessing =500,000 worth of ing tor both, applied for con� opium for sale or supply tinued name suppression be- were remanded today m the cause the seriousness of the District Court at Otahuhu charges would embarrass until September 17 for a cheir famiiies and the ac- depositions hearing. cused would defend the lianu Chhima Gopalj6, 44, ~narges. market gardene~, oi ~ut ,iudge Uuncan re- Takapuna, and tiel~on Ed- tused. He said: "The matter ward Singh, ~1, dye setter, ot is much too serious and the - Sandringham, were re- fact that it (the charge) is manded in custody by Judge goiag to be defended is no Peter Duncan. justification." Gopatji is also charged Nlr Haigh said application with allow�ing a car co be would be made in the High used ;oc a purpose in con- Court later this week for bail travention of the '.4lisuse of for the two defendants. Drugs Act. CSO: ~320/9095 23 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 NEW ZEALAND POLICE 'JNCOVER I~IBORATORY ;rf~4`IUFACTURING BROMO-DMA ~uckland :dEW ZF.P,L~l;1D HER~ILD in English S Oct 81 p 1 ~Text~ Nawkes Bay detecdves i Large amounts of the c1ruQ have smasue~l a drug ring ~wert � discovered but~ ~shich was manufacturing Dekective Inspectar Holy-I � and ~upply~ing a hallucino- oake said it was ciifficult to~ gea drug 'n much of ~ew put a price on it ~rntil it hadl Zealand. been analysed. _ The class A drug similar ~�e,u we can say is it will bo LSD and known as Bromo- ~ be worth several hundred. DtifA, was being manu- thousand dollars." he said. factured in s laboratory at : The drug is normally sold. the seaside community of op strips of paper. It :;ells W6irinaki, north af vapier. for about ~10 a strip. Tne laboratory, w:uch was '�`The stuff we have," he' ! in a gazage on a residential ~ said, "is very concentrated." - , propercy, was raided by de- The police alsa found two - ;!ectives early on Saturday ;bottles of Bromo�D~1A buriecl ~ mornin;. in the ground at an Otane ~ Detective Inspector Ian property Hol~~oa~e, who headed the , V[ore than 100 "poiice. ~poiice team, said last`night ;customs officers and scien- i that the laboratory was ; tists were involved in the ~ i u~orking at the time of th , raid. i operation, which ~cas the cul- It is the first time the !mination of almast three I police have uncovered a ~ menths of inquiries. ;laboratorv making this drug .~~e people were arrested; ~in ~aw Zealand. and will face charges in the~ ' The police raided a total of {District Court in Hastings~ 2,i ptoperties in Hawkes I~Y� Bay on Sacurday and there Su :non arrests were , tcere similar raids on proper� ~made ia connection with less n , r;A~ e? d 3~ :~lroZ;~ ~ seri~w.~ ILn,aa j ington. CSO: 5320/9095 ~4 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 NEW ZEAIt1ND EDITORI~L STRESSES EFFORTS TO STOP DRUG TRAFFICKING Christchurch PRESS in English 15 Sep 81 p 18 (~ditorial: "Destro~~ing Opium Poppies"~ ~Test~ T!;e difficultv over stopping the grou�~ng of for a periud and insufficient to alienate in the upium punpy in Tt,ailar.d does ~ot lte in large numbers the hill tribes which know~in~ u�here the crop is because cultivate the poppies. plar.tings can be disco~~ered from the air or ecen un ~he ground. The technology of The Government of Thailand is ~estro~~ing crops brings no problem either embarrassed by the fact that the opium is because chemicals ~~r fla?nethrowers can grown in areas more or less under do that effecti~�elv. The reason that the Covernment control. unlike in Barma and crop has not been destroyed is politicai. Laos K~here the governments have more or The Thai a~thorities fear that if an less abandoned [he areas in which the unrestrained onslaught were made on the ap�m P�PPY ~s grown. The United tiations omum poppy areas the village populations runs a crop subscitution programme based would becomN disaffected with the in ~hiang ?~Iai, in the nor[h of Thailand. In - Government and become insurgents - 41 areas active programmes are being C~~mmuni~t or otherw~ise - wha would conducted to persuade the local villagers pose a threat in the north-west of Thailand. to abandon the growing of opil,rn poppies _ The Thai Army would then be occupied in for other crops, mainly coffee and kidney Reeping them under control and wo~ld beans. The areas covered are far from have to deplete,to a dangerous extent, the extensive and although there has been torces un the border with Kampuchea and some snccess, it has been very limited. Qne w:th Laos, ~�here chreats to Thailand's way of growing opium has been to clear a - ~ecuritc are seen. pateh in forest, eultivate opium poppies for The reluctance of the Thailand one harvest and then to move on. The G~~vernment to movc decisi~ely against the Governrr.ent of Thailand hupes that its pop~y areas meets occasional criticism other programmes of dissuading hill tribes from other countries, particularly the from trQating the forest in this way will C'nited States, which ~s badly hit by help control this nomadic harvesting. iiaffiCni7i~ ti~ ficivlG, a i~cil'r3il'rE vi vNiuaTi. juuiE ana:j'~tP. }1Oen Of ~he Thailand feels the need to respond to this motives ot those who grow the popoies. criticism from time to timz. According to The younger tribespeople face considerable . a report from Thailand printed yesterday, pressure to grow the poppies from the a new move is afoot to take artion against older people in ~the tribe who want the some pappy areas. L,ke sim~lar moves in opium to smoke because they are addicted the past, this move w�ill be a finely judged to it. A second reason is that che opium has action, sufficient. the Thai author~ties will lonR been used by the people oE the area as. hope, to ward off international criticism 25 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 medicine. The third, and probably the most Laos to control the growing of the poppies difficult motive to deal w~th. is that the hill is complicated, perhaps made impossible, tribes want the opium as a cash crop. The by the political difEerences among the mountainous areas in which the tribes live countries. Although the bulk of the crop is cannot graw sufficient rice for the needs of grown in Burma. Thailand, because of its the tribes. The advances in rice-growing relative freedam of travel. is an important which have improved the yields of rice route for the drugs to reach the rest of the have been in paddy rice grown in the world. lowlands. The upland rice has a limited The Thais have argued that if people ~�ield. This means that the tribes have a did not buy drugs then there would not be rice deficiencv and need money to buy the problem. Tne point is a valid one, not more. The opium poppy has served as a merely an attempt to shift the blame for traditional cash crop. The tributes the international drug problem away from understand the cultivation of poppi~es and Thailand. The ' lIr Asia" trial ha~�e little experience in other agriculture demonstrated a New Zealand connection or horticulture. with drug trafficking. The questiun that The United Vations programme in the remains is one of being practical. Should area is doin~ its best to cope w~th the New Zealand contribute to the measures of ~�arious aspeces of the culti~�a[ien of opium controlling drugs at their source� Helping - poppies. The hill tribes get grants and the crop substitution programme is ane luans to substitute other crops for poppies way. The argument again~t this is that the and have bridging finance made available programme has so far had onlv a limited until these uther crops can be harvested. success. that New Zealand already The programme also trains the hill contributes to sucl~ programmes through farmers in growing other crops. Even if the t'nited Nations Fund for Drug ~buse the Thai authonties and ~he lin~ted ~ations Control, and that even if one did contribute managed to be completely successful, the substantially. Thailand represents only one growing of poppies would not end because aspect of the problem. There would seem of the ~hree countries whose borders form to be a good case for makir.g sure thal the - the "Golden Triangle" - Thailand, Burma, crop substitution programme is kept going and Laos - Thailand has probably the - no possibilitp should be neglected - but smallest crop. Of the 600 tonnes believed to that efforts should be concentrated on _ be this year's crop, less than 100 tonnes stopping the trafficking. This will require a comes from Thailand. The possibllity of constderable effort because the crop From Thailand's co-operating with Surma and the "Golden Triangle" this cear is a bumper one. ' CSO: 53'ZO/9095 26 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407102/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 PAICISTAN NARCOTICS PACKING F~CTORY UNEr~THED Peshawar KH~.BER ~S~,IL in English 4 Oct 81 p 1 ~Te:ct~ KAR.~CHI. Oct. 3: Contra� are expected in next 2�day and b;ind :larcotics s~lueci at Rs. 3 this time "we might lny hands crore ~vere reca~~r�d and two on the actual bosses", re said persons were arrested on confidently. Thursday last weel: ~en the The Director General said excise staff ur.earthed c~aras that this case was detected du- nackin~ factory in a house in into he f hle~oin produc nt~~ labo- Kausa: ~iazi colonr. rltory base dete~etd in north The e:tcise hounds helped in Nazima~ad arcn a fe~v days seizing +0 maunds of charas, 20 back. kilo hashis}~ oil ar.d two kilo of He said tnat contraband heroin oil of best quality traf� d~gs were being exported to a iickina of which to as far ~g nuznber of foreign countries, Europe, North America. Austra� under the cover of onyx, ho- tia and a number of 9sian coun� siery, elect:onic goods. The con� n�ies was in operation in tlie traUand stuPP was packed exac- Q~iise of e~c~~or! of items like tly the same way as the export� ~ny~ ;-osi~~ry 1nd electrnnic ab2e ot~ginal commodities were ~oods. � packed. Giving de4ails of the whole The narcotics were wrapped - operation still under investiga� in such a�Nay so as to thwart tion the Director C~eneral excise the metal detection system. and taxation, Syed Mohibullah Shah said that investiga- Shai~ told a P~Jess conference here today that this case might tions were in progress. The ex- be of importance equally for cise officials were on the trial of some other persons whose the international anti�narcotic arrests ��ere likely any mo� a~encies. ment. go ~3;~ r1,ar. some arrests _ CSO: ~300/4524 27 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 PAKISTAN BRIEFS BOGUS AFGHAN PASSPORTS SEIZED--The CIA Staff have unearthed a gang responsible _ for preparing bogus Afghan Passports in the city and seized as many as 1,000 such passports and visas. One of the members of the gang has been arrested. On an information that a firm in Urudu Bazar was running a business of printing b~gus passports and visas, a fictitious customer wa.s sent who confirmed it. _ The CIA staf� then raided the shop and recovered about 1,000 bugus Afghan Pass- ports, many visas for different countries and arrested the proprietor. The accused told the Police that the passports were being made on behalf of a Karachi firm. The seized passports had been hidden in a bag for despatch to Karachi. ~Text~ ~Lahore THE PAKISTAN TIMES in English 4 Oct 81 p 3~ CONTRABAND GOODS SEIZED--Karachi Customs yesterday seized contraband goods worth over Rs. 1.6 million from airport and sea port. The Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) impounded 24 bales containing children apparels worth about Rs. 7 lakhs following the failure of the consignEe to claim them. The consignments came from Hong Kong by air in the name of Mr Moha~ad Karim Rajabi of Quetta and were awaiting - despatch at the airport when a request was made to change the route from Quetta to Taftan in transit. The sleuths of DEC asked the addressee to produce valid papers but none turned up during the last two months. Hence the goods were seized. _ Meanwhile, a party of Rummaging Staff recovered eight VCRs, 9 TV sets, Tape recorders, Sewing Machines and 189 cartons of Foreigh cigarettes worth Rs. 3.5 lakh, from three NSC ships "Aziz Bhatti, Warsak and Padma." which were rumma.ged on a spy information. The contraband items were found concealed in engine room, false ceilings and dry water tank. Smuggled goods--four VCRs and 100 kilos of artificial jewelry worth Rs. 6 lakhs were seized by the Special Checking Squad from the airport in two different raids from suitcases at the airport. Two persons were detained and let off on bonds pending investigations. [Text~ ~Ka.rachi LIAWN in English 8 Oct 81 p 12~ DRiJGS SEIZED NEAR P~SHAWAR--Islamabad, 2 Oct--Customs authorities today seize~ several. thousand pounds of opium and hashish being smuggled into Pakistan from Afghanistan, offirial said. They said 2,816 kilos (6,195 pounds) of the drugs were found }iidden in a Karachi-bound truck officials had stopped at a border village, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the north- � western city of Peshawar. The driver and his assistant were both arrested. Ttie sources said the drugs, bound for distribution outside Pakistan, were valued at 28,000 dollars in the local market. NAB/AFP [Text] [Rangoon THE WORKING PEOPLE'S DAILY in English 4 Oct 81 p 7] 28 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 CHARAS SI:IZURE--A party of Pakistan Coast Guards was attacked in Malir following the seizure of over 1500 kilos of charas in which sepoy Mohammad Hanif received a bulZet wound, police reported yesterday, adding that their stra nrled jeep (GP 1790) was later found missing rather mysteriously. Ma.jor Zafar Iqbal of the Coast Guards reported that after the haul of 'charas' along with accused Ali Hassan, a party of Coast Guards was returning when suddenly fire was opened on them from a car as a result of which sepoy Hanif was injured, S ubsequently, the jeep was stranded due to a tyre-burst near Madam Plaza on National Highwayo T'he occupants of the jeep shifted to another vehicle and went awayo Later on, the Coast Gua.rds arrived at the site of the jeep to carry out repairs but were astonished to see the jeep missingo Police are investigatingo ~TextJ LKarachi DAWN in English 11 Oct 81 p 8~ KARACHI HASHISH HAUL--Karachi customs officials arrested two customs workers and seven otl~er persons on 22 October for attempting to export 10 maunds of hashish _ valued at 10 million rupees. The hashish had been loaded onto a Thai airlines plane but was discovered before the plane took off from Karachi Airport. [Karachi MASHRIQ in Urdu 23 Oct 81 p 6 Gr] HASHISH HAUL--'Itao customs officials and five employees of airlines have been arrested in an attempt to smuggle 390 kg of hashish out of the country. The drugs were packed in cases labeled electrical equipment. The customs drug enforce- ment cell is trying to locate the gang's foreign connections. [Kar.achi JASARAT in = Urdu 23 Oct 81 p 10 GF] KARACHI OPTUM HAUL--Karachi p~lice seized 21 kg of opium from a house in (Kalakot) on 24 October. The opium is worth 400,000 rupees. The occupant of the house, Nazir Ahmad, has been arrested. [GF281835 Karachi JANG in Urdu 25 Oct 81 p 2] QUETTA OPIUM HAUL--The mobile squad of Ouetta customs nabbed two persons with 3,390 tolas of opium worth Rs.67.8 million in the international market yesterday. [GF251751 Karachi DAWN in English 22 Oct 81 p 8] CSO: 5300/4532 29 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 PHILIPPINES BRIEFS CEBU MARIHUANA FARM RAIDED--Crack elements from the Cebu Metropolitan District _ Command (Metrodiscom) raided a Marijuana field in Sitio Tabal-og Bgy, Guinda- ruhan, Minglanilla, Cebu last Tuesday and seized a sizeable number of young Marijuana plants numbering to about 2,000 pieces. In his report to Brig. Gen Beunaventura Casenas, RECOM 7 Commander, Lt Col. Rodrigo de Guazman, Metro- discom chief, disclosed that operatives of his command led by PC Staff Sergeant Santos Marmol conducted the raid on the Marijuana field. [Excerpt] [Cebu VISAYAN HERliLD in English Oct 19,20 81 pp l,ll] NUEVA ECIJA MARIJUANA FARM--Army agents raided the other day a big marijuana farm in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija and seized 5,000 fully-grown plants, 10,000 marijuana seeds and two kilos of dried leaves, military reports said yesterday. A raiding team of the 3rd defense unit of the Army Reserve Command under Cool Raul T. Aquino earlier placed the farm under surveillance due to frequent sightings of transients near the farm which is on a slope of the Sierra Madre ranges. Col. Aquino reported to Arescom commander Brig. Gen. Edon T. Yap that the armed men tending the farm escaped before the raiders struck. They are now being hunted by Arescom personnel and PC agents. [Text] [Manila DAILY EXPRESS in English 9 Oct 81 p 6] CSO: 5300/4906 :30 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400070007-3 THAILAND RESYONSE TO U.S. 'PRESSURE' ON NARCOTICS DISCUSSED BK020400 Bangkok NAT ION RLVIEW in English 2 Oct 81 p 5 [Article by Suthichai Yun] [Text] American impatience with the lack of action in the destruction of opium fields up north may not be c~:.veyed too bluntly to Prime MinistPr Prem Tinsulanon during his discussions with American leaders in Washington next week. But the presence of Palice Maj Gen Phao Sarasin, secretary general of the Office of Narcotics Control Board, Thailand's best-known drug fighter, will certainly rekindle attention on the problem. "We appreciate the Thai Government's effort in cracking down on narcotics so far. But we also believe that the Thai Government could do more to destroy the opium fields and to seri~usly get the big drug kingpins," a senior American diplomat told the NATION earlier this week. There is a touch of uneasiness in his tone. "We have been promised for quite _ some years that opium growing in 10 so-called opium-free zones would be dispensed with. But nothing has been done about it. Just take the case of Chang Sifu (Khun Sa~, the notorious drug kingpin with a private army of 3,000 to 4,000 men. He is known to be in the Thai side of the Thai-Burmese border at times. But he remains at large," the American diplomat said. While lleputy Premier Gen Prachuap Suntha~rangkun, who is in charge oc narcotics suppression in his capacity as chairman of ONCB, will be discussing assistance from the U.S, authorities during the visit next week, pressure will surely be _ a~~plied, if subtly, by the American side for the Thai authorities to "do more" in this respect. "N~e appreciate, of course, that there has been some progress in this field, compared witti the blatant growing of opium and operations of heroin refineries ten years ago. But we would like to see n?ore efforts devoted to the prob].em, _ particularly with this year's bumper crop of opium in the Golden Triangle where about 500 to 600 tons are expected to be harvested with the good weather this - year," the U.S. diplomat said. When U.S. charge d'affaires Burton Levin told the opening session of a meeting of the 1981 east Asia regional narcotics conference in Bangkok in early September that more eff.erts must be made by government to attack big-time opercitars and eradicate poppy fields, he was certainly referring to Thailand as well . 31 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 Perhaps because of the "complaint~" from the Americarz side, the office of the Narcotics Control Board announced on Sept 14--only two weeks before _ Prime riinister's departure for the U.S.--that a campaign would be launched in November to eradicate poppy fields in 10 villages in Chiang Mai where substitute crop programme had been introduced. Obviously, the heat is on--although Thai officials maintain that it was hard to follow rigidly the policy laid down since social, political and economic far_tors tiad t.o be taken into consideration. "We are not asking for miracles. We realize the complex problems involved in the anti-narcotics task. But we certainly would like to see more efforts from the Thai side," the American diplomat said. The fact that Khun Sa, believe to be a narcotics kingpin of the "Golden Triangle" with a 500,000 baht prize on his head could roam about freely on the Thai- Burmese border area has certainly perturbed the American diplomat to a considerable ext ent . Pressure From Reagan on Drugs President Reagan on Sept 28 (Monday) said in New Orleans in an address to the International Association of Chiefs of Police that one of the major points in his administration's new nar~otics enforcement strategy would be a"foreign policy that vigorously seeks to interdict and eradicate illicit drugs wherever cultivated, processed or transported--this includes the responsible used of herbicides..." [passage published in italics] If Reagan carried through that policy, the U.S. bnbassy in Bangkok will come under severe pressure to get some concrete actions from Thai anti-narcotics officials to do something drastic up in the Golden Triangle. Reagan's plan includes the establishment of a special council on narcotics control consisting of the attorney general and the secretaries of state, - defence, treasury and others to "coordinate efforts to stop the drug flow into this country." Surely, Gen Prem will be informed in Washington of the latest move against drugs by Reagan. And that could well mean a new phase in the Thai--U.S. cooperation in th is area. Prisoner Exchange; Treading on Sensitive Ground If the drug issue is raised in Washington between 'Phai and U.S. officials, another related topic may well come up as well--the proposal mooted by American officials for a U.S.-Thai treaty to return drug offenders to their - home countries to serve their sentences. "If the American officials are unhappy over the poppy problem here, we are equally upset over their proposal to have drug offenders serve their sentences baclcllome. Is the U.S. Covernment really serious about the potential drug oEfenders that both governments mean business and that the punishment would be harsh and uncompromising?" commented a senior Thai official, 32 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 Unofficial discussions on the issue have been on for the past two years, accord- ing to informed sources--but the Thai Foreign Ministry has been somewhat reluctant to proceed to the point of committing itself to such a proposed treaty if it was to include drug convicts as well. Several days before Gen Prem was to leave for the U.S., it was reported that American officials might try to link the prisoner repatriation issue with defence assistance to Thailand when Thai and American off icials hold talks in Washington next week. When acting U.S. Ambassador Burton Levin was asked in a press conference with the local press on Tuesday, he admitted that the U.S. Government would indeed seek approval from Thailand for the repatriation of American drug offenders-- but he flatly denied that the progress of such negotiations would be linked to American defence to Thailand. - Levin, apparently aware of the sensitiveness of such a"linkage," told reporters: "The repatriation would be considered on its own merits and would bear no relation whatsoever to military aid to this country." The reasoning from the U.S, side was not unpredictable: Such a treaty would reduce the burden involved for both parties in rehabilitating foreign prisoners with language and cultural problems. But the Thai off icials, particularly tl~ose at the Foreign Ministry knowledgeable about the negotiations, said the reasons cited by the American side were far from convincing. - "If potential drug offenders know that they would serve th eir terms back in the states, the deter:ent effects would be much less--notthat the prison conditions in Thailand are all that bad. But Thai laws and Thai jails must loom very large in ttie mental pictures for all foreigners trying to get involvPd in narcotics one way or the other," said the seni~r Thai official. But whatever difference of opinion there might be on. the issue, both sides are expected to try to avoid discussing in detail the topic in Washington next week. "They pres~unably would agree to disagree, waiting for another more opportune timing to talk abaut it again," said a well-informed source on the issue. Refugee Issue: Cutdown in Quota It appears difficult for both sides to avoid stumbling, during their talks in = Washington next week, onto the refugee problem somehow, although both sides , ~ , ~ a ~ llclVC 1:1G1lIlCU t11t1LllCl1 lI1lUCLJ'lGLl4111~ vi. ~uc tjouc. The latest development in Washington on the issue might not have sparked off a panic here. But its impact would slowly sink in. The Reagan administration only on Sept 22 sought to admit up to 120,000 Indochinese refugees in fiscal year 1982, compared to the current year's quota of 168,000. - "It is a cutdown, definitely if one looks at the overall quota. And there will be further cutdowns. But the proposed decrease in admissions for the new fiscal year was only to adjust the figure to a more realis~ic level--since in fact, only about 125,000 Indochinese will actually be admitted for fiscal year 1981," said a senior American diplomat. 33 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 He explained that the number of refugees coming from Indochina is going down and the U.S. was only coping with the change in the outflow. _ The U.S. diplomat said that there are a total of 195,000 Indochinese refugees in Thailand now, 90,000 of them Kampucheans and th e rest being Laotians, _ Vietnamese and Hmongs. "We will continue to take about 8,000 to 10,000 a month from Thailand," the American diploma.t said. - Th ai authorities appear to be reasonably assured of that trend although there are anxious minds that the U.S. cutdown in the future would make resettlement opportunities for many refugees here shrink--particula rly with the new set of more rigid rules governing the qualifications of refugees to be resettled in the U.S. The Thai leaders are expected to be told in Washington by their American counterparts ttiat the proposed admission of up to 120,000 Indochinese next fiscal year is an "upper limit" rather than a"operational target." The U.S. hopes that it would not nave to take that many refugees to maintain the principle of first asylum and humane treatment of thos e who have already arrived in Southeast Asia. When U.S, undersecretary of state for political affairs Walter Stoessel told the Senate Judiciary ~ubcommittee on Immigration and Refug ee Policy on Sept 22 that the State Department would "make every effort" to operate the programme at "lower admission rates," Thai officials certainly weren't quite appeased by the statement. After all, the Thai Government has been trying every possible means to reduce the current refugee population as soon as possible while trying to apply "humane deterrence" against new arrivals. Both sides are expected to settle for an acceptable and realistic solution. ~'~}1~I1 U.S. Attorney Ceneral William French Smith testified before the Senate subconunittee on Sept 22, he did not fail to point out the anxiety expressed by " of tirst asylum" in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand, which, _ in his own words, "have borne a heavy burden as a result of the instabilities in Indoct~ina since 1975. They have not been prepared to do so without an assurance t}lat the international community intended to continue to provide its assistance in the onward resettlement of most of these refugees." When the refugee issue is raised, Thai and American officials will be discussing additional means of "humane deterrerice" to discourage the departure from their homelands of those leaving for reasons other than pers ecution. 7'he discussion will also touch on the definition of a"refugee." Thai officials have accepted the American line that persons who leave solely to seek economic betterment do not meet the definition of refugae upon departure--but persecution can 1I1(~, very often, does take an economic form, 34 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407102/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 American officials have generally accepted the new tougher Thai policy of not labellin~; tliose wtlo arrive here af.ter Aug 15, this year "refugees." Their chancc~ti c~l" being biven resettlement in third countries would be given the "low~st priority." Both Thai and American officials said a drastic drop in new refugee arrivals has been detected--but whether it's tt~e new policy or the monsoon stornis that has brought this about remains unclear. CSO: 5300/4529 ~ 35 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R004400070007-3 - THAILr1ND (dOMAN ~RRLSTED WITH HEROIN E:TROUTE TG BEIJING Bangkok ~:IGKOK POST in English 20 Sep 81 p 2 [Te:tt] ~ n ~ .~..~..,....~.EE.....~ , . , ~ _ : - AIRPORT Customs of� ' ` ~ ficials yesterday accused ~ a 93-year~old Thai woman " of try~ng to smuggle stx kiloqrammes uf :Vo. i first grede heroin to Pek� UNEMPL~YED - ing. - , � The woman. ltiss Nualsaer?g Lertpae� Offlcials quoted 1111ss sanawat, was arre~te~by :Vualseang as admitting Don Aluang o(ticials as chat she used to work as a she was about to board a waitress in a Bangkok ~ Civil Aviation Ad� gambling den, and ministration of China became unemployed tlight to Peking yester� after tNe illegal den wa~ day morninR. closed down. - Customs otficials said She was a heavy they fvund the heroin in gambler and was heavily 18 packages, hidden in in debt, so when she was . specially�made secret told her debt would be compartments in the two cleared if she smuggled ~ t~ ,-a - suitcases she was carry the drugs to Peking, she r~ ; ing. agreed. Hiss Nualseang "'f- � ~ was quoted as saying. , ' 'Lhe jWtcases.v~ouiil s~rq ` ` claimed ~by an oYher ~ ~ pe~conat PekingAirport~ she reportedly told Customs investiqa[ors. The plan was to ailay the suspicions ot Hong Konq ' - Customs by routinq the druQs ~ia Peking, poHce said. Vliss :~iualseang was In- itially charged with pos- sessing the drug with ln- tent to sell and at� tempUng to smuggle it ~ ' abroad. She was handed ~+`;;,'~y~ ~ ~ , over to Crime Suppres~ Mtsa Nualeeang w~th the 18 packagea she ta sion Division police for ~~ed nf hauing trted to amuggle to Pektng. furtherinterrugatlon. CSO: 5300/4528 36 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 THAILAND BURMA DRUG CARAVAN CLASHES WITH GOVERNMENT FORCES BIC100100 Bangkok BANGKOK POST in English 10 Oct 81 pp 1, 18 [tlrticle by Subin Kl~uankaeo] ~'Cext] Chiang Rai.--A suspectecl drug caravan that ran into f.ire from government fc~rces un Wednesday (7 Uctober] was reported returning to the Burmese border areas yesterday afLer a 2-day clash that left heavy casualties on both sides. Informed sources told the BANGKOK POST that the drug caravan of about 200 mules, believes to be carrying drugs controlled by narcotics kingpin Khun Sa, was heading back to Burma at tlie area near Khun Mae Kham along with the k.ingpin and troops of the Shan United Army. The sources said they b elieved up to 24 rangers had been killed in the battle in which they came under mortar fire from the caravan guards in the Ban Hin Taek area. Fifteen rangers of the fast mobile unit of 153rd Company from Pakthongchai, Nakhon Ratchasima, survived but six were badly wounded and had to be carried out in stretchers by a rescuing Iiorder Fatrol Police [BPP] unit. `li~e sources said a hilltribesman yesterday reported to a BPP platoon base in I3an Hin Taek, that he had seen "many" dead bodies, believed to be those of ttie ran~;ers, lyin~; near. the rtae Pok stream, about 100 metres from Ban A-Hai wlter.c Chc battle tc~ok place. 'llie sources said tl~e actual mission of the ranger unit, which was kept so secret - that not even provincial internal security operations command officials were aware of. it, was to captiire Khun Sa for whose arrest the government has offered a 500,000-baht reward. According to the 5ources, the 39-man ranger unit was bused from Pakthongchai llistrict to Mae ~i Distric.t of Chiang Mai where they disembarked and trekked on foot along the jungle patli for two days toward Ban Hin Taek. '1'he rsnger unit came across the 200-mule drug caravan in Ban Ko Samakkhi and was by the guards, forcing the unit to flee north toward Ban A-Hai. Tlie rangers camped near Mae Pok stream in Van A-Hai but durir_g the night, according to one surviving ranger, they were surrounded by hundreds of caravan guards. 37 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400070007-3 The attack came at abo~.t 4 a.m. Thursday and lasted about three hours. Informed sources said the drug caravan and its guards had been chased across the Thai border by Burmese Government forces. They added the guards might have mistaken the rangers as Burmere troops and started the attack. A BPP platoon which was sent into Ban A-Hai to rescue the rangers Thursday reportedly found 15 shallow holes of mortar emplacements in the gnounds. That incidated mortars had been used in pounding the besieged ranger unit. Informed sources said the mystery surrounding the ranger mission deepened _ further when border patrol policemen in Mae Chan District here Thursday intercepted a bus and a pick-up truck carrying about 100 tough-looking men in plainclothes. Many wPapons were Cound on the two vehicles. The sources said the men later confessed to the BPP men that they were in fact rangers from PaktYiongchai. But they declined to disclose why they had come to the province witr~ their deadly weapons. The rangers later set �.~p a rear command at a teak reafforestation plot in _ Mae Chan, Three BPP platoons were again yesterday sent into Ban A-Hai to look for any surviving rangers. Tliey later found the six seriously wounded rangers taking refube in a village and carried them back to Ban Hin Taek in bamboo stretchers. Informed sources said all the BPP units had already withdrawn to their bases. The Supreme Command in Bangkok said Thai troops skirmished with about 700 gunmen of a drug caravan in Ban flin Taek, but sdded ~.t had no reports of casualties. CSO: 5300/4529 38 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 ~rxAZL~vv BRIEFS CONTROL OF CHEMICAL FLOW--Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prachuap Suntharangkun, in his capacity as chairman of the Narcotics Control Board, has instructed the governors of Chian~ Mai and Chiang Rai Provinces to prevent the flow of chemicals ~ used in heroin refining, such as acetic anhydri_de, from getting into the provinces and then on to the border heroin refineries. Pol Maj Gen Phao Sarasin, secretary general of ttie Narcotics Control Board, reported that the governors of the two provinces had been asked to establish control measures which might include the setting up of check~oints. TE effective, the move will contribute to the preven- tion of heroin refining. The secretary general of the Narcotics Control Board said Thailand must also continue to cooperate with Malaysia to sto~: the flow of such chemicals from Malaysia into Thailand via their common border. Malaysia is - considering the enactment of a law for the control of chemicals used in heroin production. If this step is taken, it is hoped that prevention and suppression of neroin production would yield a better result, he said. [Text] [BK050927 Bangkok Domestic Service in Thai 0530 GMT 4 Oct 81] - U.S. PRISONER EXCHANGE--Thailand has agreed in principle to a proposal to sign a treaty to exchange prisoners with the United States, secretary general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCN) Pol Maj Gen Phao Sarasin said - yesterday. He said the agreement was reached during Premier Prem Tinsulanon's visit to the U.S. last week. The U.S. Government cited the quality of the rations and living conditions in the 7'hai prisons as the main reasons to support the signing of the proposed treaty, he said. Phao said it is also a policy of the Corrections I)epartment to cut down the numbers of inmates who are crowded in prisons. 'Clie Interiar Ministry, he said, will be responsible for drafting a law for the exclianke treaty. llnder the treaty prisoners will be repatriated to serve the rest of their sentences in their home countries. [Text] [BK160325 Bangkok ~ NATION REVIEW in English 16 Oct 81 p 2] SONGKHLA HEItOIN RF.FINERY RAIDED--Police yesterday morning smashed what they described as a major heroin refinery owned by a Malaysian on the Thai-Malaysian border, police said. Arsian~ Sae Wong, 26, who was arrested during the police . raid, said that the refinery which had a capacity of producing about 2 kg of heroin a day be~an operatiotis about 3 months ago with the financial support of a Malaysian. He said he had rio knowled~e about the identity of the Malaysian owner. Arsiang was arrested with a shot~un while he was tending the refinery situated on a rubber plantation in Sadao District, Songklha Province, about 1 lan from the Thai-Malaysian border. Police also four.d aboi~t 500 grams of heroin during the raid. A senior police official said that the Thai drug officials would seek cooperation from the - Malaysian police to track down the owner of the heroin processing plant. [Bangkok NATION REVIEW in En~;lish 20 Oct 81 p 1~ CSO: 5300/4530 39 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00854R004400070007-3 HEROIN ARRESTS--Bangkok, 25 Sept--An American and an Italian were Wednesday found guilty in t}~e I3angkok criminal court on separate charges of possessing - heroin with intent to sell and were sentenced to jail terms of 25 years and 20 years respectively. Fifty-two-year-old American Jerry Fortenberry was arrested in December last year at Don Muang Airport as he was about to board a flight to the States. Customs officials seized 193 grammes of No 4 heroin hidden in a secret compartment of the bag he was carrying. Fortenberry told the court he was }iired to deliver the drugs to a man in California, and the - court heard that after information Fortenberry gave to US Drug Enforcement Administration agents here, his alleged financier in the States was arrested. Dominico ~enolini-Loria, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail, was arrested in P1ay l.ast ~~e-ar in his Bangkok hotel room with his two roommates. Police s~~ized 34 ~rammes af No 4 heroin. He was refused bail, but his friends were granted bail in Se~tember last year and fled the country.--NAB/AFP [Text] [ Rangoon T}iE WORKTNC PEOPLF.' S DAILY in Engli~}i 26 Sep 81 p 5] DRUG FINANCIER ARRLSTFD--Four men, including an alleged financier of a drugs smugglin~; ring operating between the north and the south, were arrested yester- day with over ll k~; oF morphine blocks in Bangkok Noi, Thon Buri. The alleged financier was identified as Vira Kasempong, 39, reportedly a Songkhla school owner. '1'tie four men wert found, during a crime suppression police team raid, packin~; seven blo~~ks of morphine bearing the 9�9 brand. The drugs weighed a total of 11,34U grams. Yolice alleged that Vira and his gang, wh~:ch included some norttierners wtio were not in the house during the raid, were responsible for regularly siiPplying morphine from the north to heroin refineries said to be located in jungle areas in the south close to the Thai-Malaysian border. They added that Vira was known to have been operating an illicit drugs trafficking ring for some time and his name was on police records. He had never been ~irrested, however, until yesterday. The four men were initially charged with il.l.e~;al possession of morphine with intent to sell and were being held for furttier questioniri~; ~it the crime suppression division. [BK231132 Bangkok BANGKOK POS'1 in English 21 Oct 81 p 5 BK] Bt1NGKOK H[:ROIN SEl'I.IIRE--rtetropolitan narcotics unit police said they arrested twc~ men ycsterday and seized 2 kg of high-grade heroin in front of an automobile showroom in the Hua Mark area. Yesterday's seizure brought the amount of heroin confi.scated in Bangkok by police since the beginning of the month to 13.2 kg, E>olice said. The two suspects nabbPd yesterday w~re later identified as Sombc~on K~r.nkam, 33, a n~.itive of Chiang Rai, and Sanan Jaijarn, 26. A third - incn~, ident i f ied ati 'i'hon~bal A1~lhamarn, escaped the police dragnet and is still a~ 1~ir~;e. [Bangkc~k IiANCKOh YOST in English 17 Oct 81 p 3 BK) ON1Uht llI~.ALERS SI:N'I'LNCLI)--'1'he provincial court yesterday stntenced a police tier~;~~ant and fuur other pc:rsons to jai.l terms of 9 to 40 years for possessing wi~h intc~nt to s~~7.1 40 kilo~;ranunes of opium. The five men were arrested in I~chruary last ye�i- by nurcoti.cs suppression police. The gang members, led b~,~ I'ol. Mtit S};t Pairu.j Yetchnon~chum, were arrested in the act o� delivering the opium to undercc~ver. police p~sing as drug merchants. 'ihe four others w~r.e identitied a~ Sumsak '1'liongkaew, Charuek Nokkaew, Mrs Somsri Promsuwan rlnd Som Suwanchana. [I~an~;kok BANGKOK POST in English 3 Oct 81 p 2 BK] ~ ili~;KO1N ULS'f'll]13U'1'~II:S ~\Itit1:5'fP.U--I~our men, believed to be major heroin distributors in ~amut Saklic~n Pruvi~icc, were arrested ye5terday afternoon with 5 kilogrammes uf No. 4 first ~;racic l~eroin alle~edly smuggled from Mae Sai, the country's northernmost district in Cl~ian~; Rao. Arrested were Seri Niyomphan, a Mae Sai resi.dent and owner of- a,jewelry shop there, three Samut Sakhon residents-- 40 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 1'in I'rinutatsanak;iun, former police private Samphao Hinchasi and Panya Faknikon. 'I'hey pleaded guilty to tt~c charges of possessing the heroin with intent to sell and were handed over to crime suppression police for further questioning. Ttie arrests were the result of several months of investigation by a joint n3rcotics suppressiun and Samut Sakhon police team that large amounts of heroin _ were frequently smuggled from the north and transited in Samut Sakhon before being transported to t}ie soutl~. [Bangkok BANGKOK POST in English 16 Oct 81 p 2 BK] rWItIHUANA RING LEADERS SEh'fI;NCF.D--Nonthaburi provincial court yesterday sentenced an American c1I1(~ four '1'hais, including an army captain and a customs official, to jail terms of 30 to 45 years after finding them guilty of producing and possessing over 500 kg of marijuana, 9 kg of hashish and 15 kg of hashish oil witti intent to sell. Sentenced to 45 years was American Robert Richard Kimba~l, whom ttie court sai.d was leader and financier of a large international marijuana smuggling ring. nrmy Captain Somchai Siripong, formerly attached to ~he llth Infantry Regiment, was sentenced to 30 years. The court said he operated a marijuana processing factory in his houses in Nonthaburi and at the llth Infant~y Regiment compound. Soplion Sunalai, formerly attached to the customs investigation unit at llon Muanfi Airport, had his sentence reduced to 20 years imprisonment because his confession to police aided the case. The other two men, Arom Pumpeerapruen and Iamkiang Sae Ian, were each sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. 'Phe men were arrested on 20 October 1980 in a series of raids in Bangkok and Nonthaburi by teams of crime suppression division police who seized marijuana and marijuana packing equi.pment. The court was told that the raids were based on inforct~ation su~pli.ed by police informants and foreign narcotics agents in Bangkok, [Bangkok BANGKOK POST in English 21 Oct 81 p 3 BK] POLiCE LINK IN SEI'LURE--Chiang Mai--Police yesterday seized 1.9 kg of No 4 first grade heroin here and uncovered a letter implicating a police officer in a plot to get a drug suspect out of jail. Chiang Mai drug suppression police seized the heroin at a house on Inthawarorot Road in the provincial town and arrested rtiss Saisunee Kaewboonruang, charging her with possessing the drug with intent to sell. Police said they were looking for a Kachin hilltribe man, named ~is Sub-Lt Lakorn, wtio reportedly fled from the house before the police arrived. Police charged that he was the supplier of drugs to the house. They said they found an TD card bearing his name, issued in the name of the internal security operations command, at the house. Yolice said they also found a letter to Sub-Lt Lakurn from a druk; ;;uspect being detained at Hat Yai police station. The letter asked Lakorn to se11 the remaining heroin at the house and send the money to ttie soutti, t}irough a pol ice of. ficer who had promised to help get the suspect off. the, pc~lice s~iicl. They said the policeman's name was mentioned in the L~~tter, but refused to disclose it. [Bangkok BANGKOK POST in English 2U l)c~ 81 p 5 13KJ - HF;ROIN POSSGSSION SENTENCIs--Bangkok, 3 Oct--Twenty-eight-year-old Italian Giorgio Consolini ~aas yesterday sentenced by the Bangkok Criminal Court to 25 years in jail for possession of heroin with the intention to sell. Conso- lini was sentenced to life imprisanment, but the term was contin- ued bec~ause he pleaded guilty to the charge. The young Italian tourist was arrested .in this year at Bangkok's Don Muang Airport as he was about to board a f.light to the Philippines. Customs officials seized 148 grammes of }leroi.n i~e was carr.ying around his waist. NAB/AFP [Text] [Rangoon THE idORKINC PEOPLE'S llAILY in English 4 Oct 81 p 4] 41 - CSO: 53(l0/4905 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 BOLIVIA BRIEFS FATE OF SEIZED COCA--La Paz, 20 Oct (AFP)--The periodical LOS TIEMPOS of La Paz reported here today tliat peasants from Chapare, Cochabamba Department in the central repion of the country, are not aware of the f inal destination of the loads ofcoc:i seized by a~ents of the rlarcotics Control Office. Peasant leaders from the zone liave indicated that between 10 and 15 loads of coca estimated at 80,000 Bolivian pesos (43,200) ar.e seized daily. They have requested that the officials responsible for that oCfice to report on the objective and final destination of the loads which had been seized, because nothing has been said so far in this r.egard. They also reported that the control agents themselves force the peasants to sell them their production of coca for 4,000 Bolivian pesos ($160) to resell them again to other dealers for double the price. [Z'ext] [PY211402 Paris AFP in Spanish 2222 GMT 20 Oct 81] - CSO: 5300/2032 - 42 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 BRAZIL COCAINE, MARIHUANA TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED TN JARDIM BOTANICO Tip Leads to Arrest Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 5 Sep 81 p 11 LText7 Rancher Alvaro Marques Luz, aged 24, was caught red-handed and booked at the Narcotics Bureau for drug addiction and trafficking after being taken unawares with marihuana and cocaine evening before last at the apartment of trafficker Valeria Lemos _ Telles, in Rua Ministro Arthur Ribeiro, in Jardim Botanico. Valeria is at large, but at her home the police confiscated her three memorandum books containing the names of more than i00 customers. Alvaro, who resides at Sao Bernardo ranch, in Muri, Nova Friburgo, and calls himself a self-employed craftsman, said he has known Valeria for at least 3 years and knew she was a trafficker because he sought her frequently to purchase marihuana. Day before yesterday, he went with his wife, Simone de Souza Cavalcanti, to Valeria's apartment and Valeria--having to go out--asked him to take care of her customers. She told him that, if a stranger came he should try to get rid of the drugs. Through photographs, Alvaro recognized traffickers Jose Carlos de Souza, or Cacau, Valeria's supplier, and Mem Xavier da Silveira. The police went to Valeria's apartment after receiving anonymous tips indicating that she was supplying drugs to people in society and in the artists' circle. They had obtained a search warrant to enter the apartment. Upon seeing the police, Alvaro Luz got rid of a certain amount of marihuana by throwing it out the window. However, marihuana and cocaine were found on the premises. Actor's Check '.rhe rancher said that shortly before the police arrived at the apartment, he sold c.ocaine to an actor who bought 2 grams with a check for 7,000 cruzeiros and ret~~rned later to get 2 more grams, then giving a check for 14,000 cruzeiros. At the same - time, he tore up the first check. The police found the remains of the first check in - the trash, put the pieces together and submitted the torn check as evidence at the ~ trial. 43 ~ APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 In Usina Trafficker pomingo Maximiano de Oliveira, or Paulo Luneta, aged 46, was arrested yesterday after a chase which began in Rua Sao Miguel, on the slope of Moxro do Sorel, Usina da Tijuca, and ended in Avenida Edson Passos, near Estrada Velha da Tijuca. Paulo Luneta, who was driving a Brasilia with license plate NR Q920, was interceptec7 by patrol 52 0073 of the Sixth Military Police Battalion manned by Corporal Vitor and Privates Oliveira, Jorge and Carlos Jorge. According to the military police, Luneta was driving the Brasilia in Rua Sao Miguel and when he saw the patrol car approaching in the opposite direction, turned his car - around in the road. He then sped towa~d Avenida Edson Passos where he was stopped. He was disarmed and in his car which was searched the police found no drugs. The criminal, who has been sought for some time, says he is a businessman residing and conductiny business on Presidente Dutra Highway, kilometer 162, in Itatiaia, Resende. Meanwhile, according to the police,he nad taken on all the drug sales outlets belonging to his partner, Congo, killed by gunshot at ~aixada Fluminense - some time ago~ In the opinion of the officers of the Narcotics Bureau where he was interrogated, Paulo Luneta got rid of the drug in Borel. Act~r To Explain Check Sao Paulo O ESTADO DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 9 Sep 81 p 16 Lfiext7 Rio--Actor Lauro Corona, who was to appear yesterday at 1500 hours at Rio's Narcotics nureau to make a statement, did not appear and will bP questioned by Deputy Walterson. He was being sought to explain how one of his checks came into the hands of cocaine trafficker Alvaro Marcus Liuzzi, arrested on 4 September at a Lagoa upartment in Zona Sul. The owner of the apartment, Valeria Lemos Telles, and Mem Xavier da Silveir~ are to make a deposition today attended by Attorney Marcio Donnici. Mem was "courier" for the gang broken up by the golice, acting as contact man between the supplier and traffickers who distributed the drug. Lauro Corona did not justify his absence and Deputy Walterson waited for him until evening. Valeria and Mem Xavier were also supposed t~ make a deposition yesterday, - but Attorney ~larcio Donnici went to the Narcotics Bureau to explain that his clients could not appear until today. Trafficker Alvaro Marcus Liuzzi was arrested .in apartment 402, at Rua Ministro Arthur Ribeiro 82, Lagoa. The po.lice arrived on the scene as a result of an anonymous tip. The apartment belongs to Valeria Lemos Telles and, according to Alvaro, was abandoned to serve for the distribution of cocaine. The trafficker said that shortly before the police arrived, actor Laura Corona was at the apartment and bought 4 grams of cc~caine, paying with ~ check for ].4,000 cruzeiros. The police also found some memorandum books with names of. the gang's customers. The names were all people in Rio's high society and art.ists' circles, who are to be summoned for questioning. In the memorandum books the customers are reterred to by their first names only, such as Ivan, Odilia, . M~rta, Marcio, Belem, Gil and Chico; the names are being traced. 44 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 ,7udge To Question Traffickers Rio de Janeiro O GLOBO in Portuguese 10 Sep 81 p 11 ~ext] ,7udge Mario Ernesto Ferreir~ of the 28th Criminal Court accepted yesterday the charge of drug trafficking made by Prosecutor Adolfo Borges Filho against rancher Alvara Marcus Liuzzi and Valeria Lemos Telles who were using apartment 402-5 at Rua Arthur Ribeiro 82, in Jardim Botanico, to sell marihuana and oocaine. Charges were also brought against an actor for using cocaine purchased from Liuzzi and paid for with a check for 14,000 cruzeiros. All will be questioned Tuesday. The judge also grantedthe prosecutor's request for the Narcotics Bureau to investigate the involvement of Jose Carlos de Souza, or Cacau, indicated by Liuzzi as a supplier of drugs to Valeria, and of Mem Xavier da Silveira, accused of being the contact man with addicts of the artists' circle. Alvaro Liuzzi was arrested on 3 September at the apartment used for trafficking while in possession of 18 grams of marihuana and 3 grams of cocaine. According to her attorney, Marcio Luiz Donnici, Valeria entered the Botafogo Clinic on 8 September for psychiatric treatment. For this charge the two could b~ sentenced to prison for 6 to 30 years. Rancher Arrested for Trafficking Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 5 S~p 81 p 1 LText/ Rancher Alvaro Marqu~s Luz (shown in photo below) was arrested at an apart~rent in Jardim Bot~nico where the police found marihuana and cocaine. The apartment belongs to drug trafficker Valeria Lemos Telles who asked Alvaro to take care of her customers while she was away. Valeria is a fugitive. _ . , . 11, , 4 r ~ 45 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 - TV Technician Denies Involvement Rio de Janeiro O GLOBO in Portuguese 12 Sep 81 p 14 Lfiext] TV technician Mem Xavier da Silveira showed up yesterday at the Narcotics Bureau accompanied by Attorney Marcio Donnici to oontest charges made against him of being a druj trafficker and supplier of drugs to actors. ~K 4+ ~ z,~ ~ v -ti _ _ t_.,.. . ~ Mem Xavier an~3 Alvaro Marcus rk~m Xav.ier ~aas ac~cii5cd hy ranch~r Alvaro Marcus Liuzzi who was arrested last Thursday with Valeria Lemos Telles at her apartment at Rua Ministro Arthur Ribeiro, in Jardim ~otanico, in possession of a small quantity of marihuana and 3 grams of cocaine. Alvaro is ~till being held and Valeria is at a clinic for traatment as an addict. 8568 CSO: 5300/2458 46 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 BRAZIL U.S. CHAR~FS CGNCERNING AMAZQV REGION C(ME AS NO SURPRISE Sao Paulo O ESTADO DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 4 Sep 81 p 15 LText7 Manaus--The disclosure ma~e by the American DEA CDrug Enforcement Administratio~-- a U.S. organization specializing in the fight against drugs--that the Amazon region is now a large producer and exporter of cocaine came as no surprise to the Federal Police authorities in Manaus; it was the Brazilian agents themselves who informed their colleagues in the United States about the action being carried on by international traffickers in the Amazon River regi~n, principally after they has3 broken up an organization operating out of Manaus in July 1980. What surprised the Federal Police D~partment was finding great quantities of the drug being cultivated in its native state in the area, not under the name of coca but under that of "epadu," with the Indians doing the planting and exporting the dry � leaves and paste to Colambian traffickers who proceed to convert the material into powder in the Mitu and Miraflores areas of Colombia within a few kil aneters of the Brazilian border. Epadu is a plant known to the natives and used in their sacred - rituals, always in small quantities and never for commercial purpose s. Ivo Americano, regional superintendent of the Federal Police, said yesterday he has no doubt that Indians of the r4acu and Tucano tribes living in Alto Rio Negro are the ones who are producing epadu in larger quantities and that they even have the technical knowledge to dry the leaves and crnvert them into paste, which they sell at prices ranging froan 20,000 to 50,000 cruzeiros per kilogram. Denouncing the fact that tt~e Macu and Tucano Indians receive little help from the FUNAI LNa~ional Indian Foundation7 and are aided only partially by the Salesian missions, Ivo Americano deplored the lack of funds and interest on the part of organizations connected with this sector which should be taking stricter action in the area, "not against the Indians," he said, "who are acting under the influence of third parties," but against traffickers. According to area experts, the Indians of Alto Rio Negro do not always receive money from the Colombians for the paste, preferring portable radios, batte ri~s, weapons and amm~nitionfor huntiny, and fishing gear. The criticisms of the regional superintendent of Federal Police were contested hy - FUNAI's representative in Manaus, who agreed, however, that it was necessary to prevent the Indians fr~n being induced to abandon their traditional small plantings to plant only epadu. Another reason for th~ corrective action, according to the officials, is that such activity could effect serious changes in native culture, since the plant 47 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02109: CIA-RDP82-00850R400440070007-3 should be used only in ri*_uals. The FUNAI officials also said that an agricultural project has already been nroposed to the Macu and Tucano Indians forbidding the planting of epadu but that, up to now,the proposal has not become a reality. The area where the Federal Police discovered large plantings of coca is contained within a region known as "Boca de Cachorro," bound by the Icana, Tiquie and Papuri rivers, with about 200 square ki~ orneters of land which is rough and of difficult access due - to crags as well as the rivers. The federal agents recently discovered another fact: the traffickers are no longer converting the coca into chlorine hydrate, since it is a slow and costly process, but just commercializinq the epadu powaer, that is, the ground and sifted leaves, which are rustic but ec oncmical processes. 8568 CSO: 5300/2468 48 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 BRAZIL B RIEFS POLICE ARREST TRAFFICKERS--Sao Paulo--After receiving an anonymous telephone call, police of the Western Department arrested three traffickers yesterday and confiscated 1.7 kg of cocaine at a hote~ apartment located at Rua Frei Caneca, in the Bela Vista district. Those arrested are the driver, Djalma Lopes, aged 28, who lived in the apartment with his wife and two children; tractor driver Walter do Amaral, who lives in Paraguay; and realtor Antonio Carlos Alonso, aged 25. The cocaine was in the false bottom of a suitcase in a clothes closet, mixed with children's clothes. The suspects said that the drug was to be sold in nightclubs in the so-called "Boca do Luxo" area among addicts of high society for 5,000 cruzeiros per gram. [1`ext7 /~io de Janeiro O GLOBO in Portuguese 12 Sep 81 p 57 8568 COCAINE SEIZED IN CORUMBA--Campo Grande--Within :.i~e past 10 days Federal Police agents in Corumba seized 11.5 kg of pure cocaine in three consecutive operations; the drug was being i:ransported from Santa C.ruz de La Sierra, Bolivia, to Rome, Italy. Two Spaniards and one Bolivian couple were arrested; their names are being withheld. ~ D~puty Marco Antonio Lousada said that the three parcels of cocaine were to pass via Campo Grande to Sao Paulo and from there to Rome. The Federal Police did not succeed in identifying possible intermediaries inasmuch as the Bolivian couple said they were to deliver the plastic bags containing 8.7 kg of the drug to an unknown man who was to be waiting at the Congonhas Airport. The two Spaniards, being held at the Federal - Police Precinct after being ar.rested on 20 and 23 August each having 1.4 kg of cocaine - in his possession, already had their flight booked fran Sao Paulo to Rome where they were to deliver the two parcels. LTex~ /I~io de Janeiro O GLOBO in Portuguese 2 Sep 81 p 8568 CSU: 5300/2458 . 49 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 MEXICO BRIEFS - PLANE WITH riARIHUANA CRASHES--Tijuana--A six-seater small plane, presumably loaded with marihuana, crashed on the beach near Ciudad Obregon, with a toll of one person, _ apparently its pilot, dead. This report was made by the coordinator of the antidrug :amp~aign in the northwestern part of the country, Aaron Juarez Jimenez, who noted th�t the accident had occurred last Friday, but that the incident was kept confiden- tiaZ to facilitate the investigation. The official explained that one of the patrols carried out by Federal Judicial Police agents at about 1100 hours on the morning of that day, discovered the remains of the plane on the edge of the beach, and the body of an individual who has not yet been identified, floating in the water. Also in - the water, they found a box containing 18 kilograms of marihuana, apparently part of a shipment which may have amounted to a ton of that drug. The results of the investigation thus far appear to indicate that the plane experienced some malfunction, and when the pilot tried to land in the water and ease the fall, he lost control of the aircraft which crashed on the edge of the beach. In the opinion of the authori- ties, the rest of the shipment was lost in the sea, and the aircraft was discovered at least 4 hours after the accident had happened. The public authorities of the area were notified of the incident, and the investigations on the part of the federal entity are continuing, to determine the origin of the shipment and the identity of the corpse. [Text] [Mexicali LA VOZ DE LA FRONTERA in Spanish 28 Sep 81 Sec B p 12] 2909 HELICOPTERS SE~1T TO TAMAULIPAS--The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic has sent several helicopters with special equipment to the northern zone of Tamaulipas For the purpose of making reconnaissance flights in this area, which will help to - combat the drug trafEic. The intervention with aireraft will last for several days, and is an activity that is part of the permanent Operation Condor. Yesterday sfter- noon, one of those helicopters arrived at the local airport, and others are due to arrive between last night and this morning. They will number no fewer than 10, plus some small airplanes provided with fumigating equipment to destroy drug plantations. The action will take place from the northern coast of Tamaulipas to Nuevo Laredo, and will be headed by Carlos Aguilar Garza, regional coordinator of the Federal Judicial Police. In making the foregoing announcement last night, Comdr Victor Manuel Mar.tinez Guerra, of the Federal Judicial Police group detailed to Matamoros, said that they would be working intensively for several days, with the aid of the helicopters sent by the Attorney General's Office. With this assistance, they will attempt to find all the pattss in the rural area used by the drug trafficking rings to transport the drugs, in order to curb this illegal activity insofar as possible. He also indicated that a detailed search is being made of the entire northern section of Tamaulipas, 50 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 in order to discover ciny possible marihuana or poppy plantations. [Text) [H. Matamoros EL BRAVO in Spanish 24 Sep 81 Sec A p 14] 2909 CUCAINE FROM CUZCO SEIZED--Mexico City, 18 September (NOTIMEX)--The North American Ramiro Vazquez Salazar was caught by Federal Judicial Police agents as he was attempt- ing to bring into the country over half a kilogram of pure cocaine worth more than 10 million pesos. Vazquez Salazar was coming from Ecuador to the capital's aiiport with several packages attached to his body, but t~ie Federal Police succeeded in discovering and capturing him. When questioned, he said that he was taking the drugs to the United States, and that he had purchased them in the town of Cuzco from an unknown person who had been recommended to him. The federal agents put the presumed drug trafficker at the disposa]. of the agent of the Federal Public Ministry. and the pertinetit action will be taken against him. [Text] [Piedras Negras EL DIARIO DE PIEDKAS NEGRAS in 19 Sep 81 p 1] 2909 CSO: 5330/51 ~ 51 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 PARAGUAY BRIEF5 DRUG TRAFFICKERS--It has been reported that 11 alleged drug traffickers have been arrested in Concepcion. They are: Segundo Davalos, Jose Prieto, Teodoro Quinonez, Isidro Bogarin, Simeon Fernandez, Luciano Cubillas, Victorino Morel, Genaro Morel, Jose Cordeiro de Moura, Mercedes Rodriguez Dominguez and Maria dos Santos. [Asuncinn ULTIMA HORA in Spanish 9 Oct 81 p 30] A marijuana trafficker has been arrested by personnel from the Investigations Department. His name is Derlis Sanabria and he was arrested in Fernando de La Mora. [Asuncion ABC COLOR in Spanish 29 Sep 81 p 20J Personnel from the Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics Department have captured Ildefonso Insua Audisio in an area close to the Bolivian border. His brother, Osvaldo Incua was able to escape. It has been reported that cocaine paste, ether, acetone and a single side band transmitter were seized. [Asuncion LA TRIBUNA in Spanish 9 Oct 81 p 19] CSO: 5300/2032 52 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007142/09: CIA-RDP82-40854R040400070007-3 VENEZUELA - BRIEFS NARCOTICS SEIZURE--Officers of the Judicial Technical Police, PTJ, confiscated a shipment of drugs valued at half million bolivares. The suspects, identified as (Haydee Coromoto Gonzalez), (Carlos Daniel Gualipa Lazaro) and (Humberto de Jesus - Padilla), were captured by PTJ agents as they traveled on the highway between the cities of San Cristobal and San Antonio, in Tachira. A search of the automobile - led to the discovery of secret compartments containing bags of marihuana, cocaine and opium, according to the PTJ source. [PA010241 Caracas Radio Rumbos Network in Spanish 2100 GMT 30 Sep 81] CSO: 5300/2029 53 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2407/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400470007-3 IRAN BRIEFS TORBAT-E HEYDARIYEH HEROIN SEIZURE--The Torbat-e Heydariyeh Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 500 grams of heroin from one person. [GF192023 Mashhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 19 Oct] TORBAT-E E~;YDARLYI}I QPIUM SEIZURE--The Torbat-e Heydariyeh Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 8 kg of opium during the past week. [GF192023 M3shhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 19 Oct 81] SHIRAZ OPIUM JUICE--The Shiraz Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 1.5 kg of opium juice and has arrested three persons in this connection. [GF211620 Shiraz Domestic Service in Persian 1500 GMT 20 Oct 81] _ TORl3AT-E H~YDARIYEIi DRUG DEALER--The Islamic Revolution Court of Torabt-e Heydariyeh has sentenced Mrs Haqdust, daughter of Heydar, to 10 years in prison for possession of 2.25 kg of opium juice. [GF211620 Mashhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 20 Oct 81] _ TORBAT-E HEYDARIYEH OPIUM JUICE--The Torbat-e Heydariyeh Islamic Revolution Guard Corr~s has seized 350 grams of opium juice and one bar of opium from two persons. [GF2].1620 ::ashhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 21 Oct 81] TORBAT-E HEYDARIYEH OPIUM--The Torbat-e Heydariyeh Islamic Revolution Court has sentenced one person to 15 years in prison for possession of 6.3 kg of opium. [G1~211620 Mashhad Uomestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 21 Oct 81] SHIRAZ HEROIN SEI7.URF.--The Shiraz Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 29 grams of heroin from one person. [GF211620 Shiraz Domestic Service in Persian 1500 GMT 21 Oct 81] MASfiFiAD HEROIN :LI7.URE--'fhe Mashhad Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 625 grams of. heroin from one person. [CF221539 Mashhad Domest:ic Service in Persian 1430 cM~r 22 oct 81] MASHHAll AIRPORT DRUG SEIZURE--The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 138 _ grams of heroin, 9 grams of hashish and 98 grams of opium from two persons at Mashhad Airport. [Gr221539 Mashhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 22 Oct 81] GACHSARAN DRUG SEI'l.URE--The Gachsaran squad has seized 3 kg of opium, 1.4 kg of hashish and 1.00 grams of heroin during the past 2 days. [GF221539 Shiraz llomestic Service in Persian 1500 GMT 22 Oct 81] 54 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 Of'lUM .;U1C1? llnUl.--Hu:;cyn Sr~f~i'! hzs been :~entenced to 1 year in Jail for. posses~ioii of 330 grams oI oPium juice ~ind opium addiction. [GF251703 Mashhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GM'I' 24 Oct 81] MEISHHAD DRUG HAUL--In a clash between a number of drug traffickers and Mashhad drug squad personnel near S3rakhs region, one drug trafficker was killed and another arrested. As a result of the operation, 21 kg of heroin, 44 kg of opium, 1 Kalashnikov with 120 pounds of au�nunition and 1 G-3 with 40 rounds of ammunition were discovered. [GF251703 Mashhad Domestic Service in Persian 1430 GMT 24 Oct 81] BORAZJAN UPIUM HAUL--The Borazjan Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has seized 1 kg of opium from two persons. [GF251703 Shiraz Domestic Service in Persian 1500 GMT 24 Oct 81] DRUG SEI'GL`RES--Tehran, 24 Sep--Iranian police seized over 184 kilos (405 pounds) of narcotics and arrested 762 people in the one-month period between July 23 - and ~1u~ust 23, the PARS news agency, quoted by Radio Teheran, reported today. 1'}~e haul included over ].4~i kil.os (319 pounds) of opium, 20 kilos (44 pounds) of hasl~ish and =l3 lcilos (20 pounds) of heroin, the agency said. It added that l_,94'~ kilos (4,27'L pound~;) of "ather substances" had also been seized, but gave no details. NI~I3/AFP [Text] [Ran~oon THE WORKING PEOPLE'S DAILY in English 26 Sep 81 p 7] CSO: 5300/4905 55 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/49: CIA-RDP82-00850R040400070007-3 LEBANON ~ BRIEFS DRUG SMUGGLER ARRESTED--At Beirut airport, the security services have arrested the Palestinian 'Ali Hasan Iskandarani while trying to smuggle 1,500 grams of - heroin to East Berlin. [Text] [NC141752 Beirut Voice of Lebanon in Arabic 1215 GMT 14 Oct 81] CSO: 5300/4702 5G APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 APPROVED FOR RELEASE: 2007/02/09: CIA-RDP82-00850R000400070007-3 LIBERIA SECURITY OFFICER ARRESTED FOR MARIHUANA TEIEFT Monrovia NEW LIBERIAN in English 2 Oct 81 p 6 [Article by J.N. Elliott] [Text] A r:~ci~ri ty officer at the c~f tlle tenninal. But Joseph ftobc,rts Intcrnational Air- Ward denied the allegation. E~orr Yias Lecn arrested for '1'}ie suit case was taken into alle