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Or at least where CBSA said they were coming from in 2016 - globalnews.ca source article










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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 09:35:08 »
I'm surprised Afghanistan isn't on the list of Heroin.

Or, are these just "transit" countries, and not "production" countries?

Also, who grows all the legal opium for all those opioids we're swallowing?
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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 09:41:13 »
I am surprized that "maritime commercial" is not mentioned anywhere as a smuggling mode considering (1) the number of busts carried out on containers in various harbours and (2) just how hard organized crime works at getting stevedores on their side or their own people in as stevedores.
 

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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 10:19:35 »
Ahaha oh global. 1st off, who the hell in this country is doing Khat? I've never heard of it being sold, bought, or otherwise a problem of some kind. Best guess would be immigrants? Is there no variable in these for domestic growth/synthesis of these drugs in this report? It's fairly obvious that things like Marijuana and Meth are mostly created in Canada not imported. And, like my friend here OldGateBoatDriver has said they completely left out sea shipping/smuggling. I have a buddy who works as a longshoreman here in Vancouver and he's told me that a lot of his co-workers are guys who belong to a certain group of "motorcycle enthusiasts".

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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 10:52:30 »
Still lots of Khat being trafficked and used in Canada. Just google "canada khat seized" and you'll find plenty of news stories. Not that it's close to the biggest problem out there, obviously.
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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 12:16:08 »
Khat would be the drug of choice for a particular ethnic group, not much interest outside of it though

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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 13:07:36 »
I am surprized that "maritime commercial" is not mentioned anywhere as a smuggling mode ...
... they completely left out sea shipping/smuggling ...
One possible explanation:  the news outlet only showed the top two modes for each drug.  The story itself does mention some marine activity ...
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... “Seizures from 2010 until 2015 have remained relatively stable ranging from 300 to 420, and quantities have hovered around 1,000 kg,” the CBSA document said. In 2014, the quantity of cocaine seized spiked to more than 2,300 kilograms thanks to five large marine busts ...
<personal hobby horse>That's why it would be nice for media outlets to share documents they obtain via access to information laws to allow people to see the raw data.</personal hobby horse>
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Re: "These 9 maps show where Canada’s illegal drugs are coming from"
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 16:39:14 »
That's why it would be nice for media outlets to share documents they obtain via access to information laws to allow people to see the raw data.</personal hobby horse>

That would mean the MSM would actually be doing their job, for a change, and not driving their own personal or corporate agenda, as they are so prone to do nowadays.
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