Skip to comments.'Drug hurricane' lashing India's Punjab
Posted on 06/09/2014 4:45:15 AM PDT by mgist
Drugs and politics
Police investigations have uncovered links between political leaders, businessmen and drug smugglers.
In December last year, Jagdish Bhola, a suspended deputy superintendent of police accused of drug trafficking, revealed as he was being escorted in handcuffs from a court hearing in Mohali: "I am just a pawn in the hierarchy of drug trade in the state - the real kingpins are politicians."
Bhola is accused of masterminding a huge synthetic drug racket and investigating officers claim his entourage had provided significant levels of campaign funding during Punjab's last state assembly elections.
Based on Bhola's revelations, police arrested a hotelier, Maninder Singh Aulakh - a local treasurer and election organiser for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal party - and a business associate from neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, Jagjit Singh Chahal, who has also been linked to Akali leaders.
Aulakh is said to be close to senior Akali legislators and allegedly used government vehicles to smuggle the synthetic drugs.
The allegations reinforce those made in 2012 by another drug lord, Raja Kandola, who put politicians - and the Punjabi police themselves - in the dock by accusing them of conniving with drug lords.
Lack of political will
Yet despite these allegations, as the polls approach in Punjab it is the depiction of drugs as a menace that reverberates throughout the speeches given by politicians promising action at rallies and public meetings.
The same crap is happening here except our media doesn’t report it.
I always wonder why "old" or "new" somehow mean "better." They don't.
Aren’t hurricanes and typhoons a yearly event?
“According to BSF sources, heroin smuggling in India is controlled by a network of ISI and the Pakistan smugglers.
Abad Li alias Badi, Chaudhary Shekhawat, Gadar, Ahmedeen, Rafiq Hazi, Shamat Abi, Dogar Nasik, Budha Ashiq, Malik Lamba Musli and Kaalu Chairman are some of the leading Pakistani drug lords who send the consignments through couriers.
A sizeable chunk of the consignments meant for India are handled by Kaalu, a drug lord based in Lahore who allegedly enjoys good relations with ISI, the Pakistan spy agency, and its government.”
Heroin has always been an important cash crop there.
Who is the biggest customer of drugs? The West.
As long as there is the demand, there will be suppliers.
I WELL remember the garbage of the '60s: sex, drugs, rock 'n roll.
We reap what we sow.
Obama Sending $1.6 Billion To Aid The Taliban in Pakistan
Janna Brock October 20, 2013
Most of the "drug" problem isn't caused by drug use, it's caused by the law book. Prohibition creates problems. You ought not ignore that.
akistan Prime Minister is Nawaz Sharif
These are the cartel running the show.
PM Sharif meets with George Soros, Chairman Soros Fund Management
NEW YORK, Sep 27(APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday held a meeting with George Soros, Chairman Soros Fund Management in New York and discussed matters of mutual interests. Soros Fund Management LLC is a privately held American hedge fund management firm founded in 1969 by George Soros. In 2010, it was reported to be one of the most profitable firms in the hedge fund industry, averaging a 20% annual rate of return over four decades. APP/Zaheer
All that you say is true.
The Swiss did an experiment years ago. They proclaimed that a certain LARGE field was a place that "anything goes."
They tried it out for a year.
It was a catastrophe of drugs, alcohol, sex and filth.
The Swiss doctors saw conditions of health and filth that hadn't even been WRITTEN about since the 14th century. The mixtures of all that was a disaster for young people.
They shut down the field. All is well in Switzerland now, replete with their former laws.
The fifth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," also applies to behavior that is suicidal, such as drugs, alcoholism, over eating, never moving and such.
It also means trying to protect young people, who sometimes are hormone-driven, from themselves.
It also means trying to protect young people from STUPID.
Laws WERE made for a purpose and they were MEANT to protect people. If that means being a "wet blanket" for the stupids, then so be it.
In other words, Big Government works.
“I am just a pawn in the hierarchy of drug trade in the state - the real kingpins are politicians.”
Translation: It’s not my fault.
Democracies require educated populations to function; ignorant populations cannot govern themselves from the ballot box.
Can't the same be said for drug-basotted populations?
Or that some people need to be protected against themselves.
Well, of course it is. It is their only (or one of their only) cash crops. The USA and the West are the major users of heroin.
Why grow food to feed Afghanistan when the Afghan owners of those poppy fields can get even richer by supplying the West with heroin?
Lol. Why YES, it can.
No Blood for Opium. US Out of Afghanistan.
Yes, it does.
The commies will add a caveat: Big Army also helps to keep said Big Government in charge.
One system VOTES the Big Government in.
One system FORCES the Big Government in and KEEPS it in.
No Blood for Opium. US Out of Afghanistan.
What federal policies do you support to combat overeating and never moving? Do you favor Moochelle 0bama's food czarina-dom?