Skip to comments.Ton of Marijuana Seized From Cloned UPS Truck in Arizona
Posted on 12/09/2008 4:06:36 PM PST by Sammy67
MYFOXPhoenix.com/Arizona Dept. of Public Safety
Arizona Department of Public Safety Detectives have confiscated about 2,118 pounds of marijuana from a truck that appeared identical to a United Parcel Service truck.
A suspect fled the scene when an officer and narcotics canine attempted to stop the vehicle, according to MYFOXPhoenix.com.
A search of the truck yielded nearly $1.2 million worth of marijuana bundles typically transported by
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Well, there goes the price of pot for at least 6 months!
Supply and demand can suck sometimes.
Next time use FedEx. Guaranteed there by 10:00AM next day.
What can Brown do for you?
Waste of taxpayer resources. Anyone who wants pot should be able to grow it in their damned garden next to the tomatoes. Then we wouldn’t have drug gangs moving it.
You’ve got that right!! Legalize and tax it just like booze.
No doubt...cops can't even turn around a sell it like a seized asset :^)
Any pot that can be bricked and stacked like that makes me glad it’s off the street. Mexi-brick garbage that shouldn’t be worth more than bales of hay.
It opens up the market for more real pot. Homegrown in the good old US of A.
It’s one of the biggest cash crops in the US and THE biggest in over 10 states including NY. The potential tax revenue is enormous.
What can bud do for you?
Wow. Those cops are going to have one hell of a smokeout now. What can green do for you?
Yeah, we don’t have enough drunk drivers on the road killing and maiming people each day. Let’s add a bunch more stoned ones. That’ll show the government not to waste taxpayer resources.
Intoxicated driving would still remain illegal. And we’ll have lots of police resources freed up to fight real crime instead of wasting time fighting pretend crime as part of the failed war on some drugs.
The government seizes more than two thousand tons of pot every year, and they estimate that between 12,000 and 25,000 metric tons are available on the market in a given year. A metric ton is about 2,205 pounds. A one ton seizure is a drop in the bucket. It has little or no effect on the price of pot. Mexican pot is cheaper in my area than it was 25 years ago, even though law enforcement seize so much of it. They seize many thousands of pounds off the highway just in my county every year, and this stuff is still going for $400 to $600 a pound around here. It’s cheaper than that near the border. Most of the seizures from marijuana “mules” driving down the highway will be just two or three hundred pounds in the trunk of a car, but just in my county alone every year they’ll get a few seizures of around a thousand pounds or a ton or more of pot headed out east on the interstate. Those will usually be hidden in tractor trailer loads.
The ONDCP recently estimated that Mexican drug trafficking organizations are grossing $13.8 billion a year selling drugs to Americans and $8.6 billion of that is coming from marijuana sales. These organizations are growing this pot themselves, or paying farmers in Mexico a few dollars a pound for it when they buy it in large bulk purchases. They anticipate that they will lose several loads of it. It’s like a tax for them, a tax that doesn’t hurt them much because they have so little money in every pound that is seized and they’ll make hundreds of dollars in profits on every pound that makes it through. Most of it makes it through. Large seizures are common and have been since the late sixties, but pot is still a cheap high. The Mexican stuff is way cheaper than beer on a per buzz basis in most parts of the country and it’s actually fallen in price in the last couple of decades especially if you factor in inflation and the fact that THC levels have increased in the marijuana they are seizing so it takes less of it for a pot smoker to achieve the desired effect.
I would think a UPS, Fedex type of truck would be perfect for a truck bomb, well almost perfect, if I was challenged to submit a better idea it would be a concrete mixer.
Last week it was a fake beer truck.
Great response to the parents of the dead child killed by a stoned driver. We’re sorry for your loss, but we thought it was best to legalize pot so we could free up more resources to prosecute the stoned driver who broke the law by driving stoned. You can console yourself knowing that he’ll go to prison.
Feels so much better, huh? But at least people have the freedom to get stoned without criminal prosecution—just as long as they don’t do it and then drive.
Do you support making alcohol illegal again?
What a nonsensical arguement. If we have to consider the statistical outliers for any given activity, or take into account the people killed by any given action or effect, we might as well just go whole hog for the authoritarian police state with full state responsibility.
You can make the same arguement you just did substituting firearms, or fertilizer, ad infinitum.
Additionally, going that route logically should result in legalization or decriminalization. I’d be willing to bet that there’s WAY more children killing each other due to the fact that there’s X hundred dollars a pound to be made on weed than there is or ever will be ones killed because people are driving stoned...
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