South Wales policeman accuses Gwent bong shop of breaking law in New South Wales, Australia
POLICE in South Wales need geography tests. Signs are that at least one of the brain’s trust believes he’s living in Australia.
An officer from South Wales’ finest rushed into the Savers Xtra store in Bargoed, near Caerphilly. In his hand he held a leaflet, a printout from Google, font of all the world’s knowledge. The copper shows the store’s owner the document entitled “Misuse of Drugs and Trafficking Act 1985”. He commends to the shopkeeper’s attention Section 11A. As it says:
“It is an offence to sell, supply or display for sale a bong or ice pipe, or the component parts of a bong or pipe, whether or not the bong or pipe was intended to be used to administer a prohibited drug.”
Is it? Well, no, it isn’t. But it is in New South Wales, Australia.
Gwent Police explain:
“The officer in question was acting in good faith but on this occasion we got it wrong. The local inspector has visited the shopkeeper and apologised personally for the confusion and any distress caused.”
Who needs marijuana to make you guffaw when you have the keystone kops.