War on Drugs: woman smuggled cocaine in her breast implants
TO Barcelona airport, where a woman from Panama on a flight from Bogota, Colombia, is carrying drugs. The 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine is secreted in her new breast implants.
Such is the pathetic monumental failure of the War on Drugs that the rewards are high enough for a woman to undergo surgery twice (she’d have had to have had the drugs removed – a Spanish doctor did the necessary).
Meanwhile in New York, former police officer Manuel Pardo, we recall what the killer told a jury on April 14, 1988. Why had he killed six men and three women: they were drugs dealers. He said:
“They’re parasites and they’re leeches and they have no right to be alive,” Manuel Pardo told a jury on April 14, 1988, explaining why he had killed six men and three women. I wish it could have been 99. I am a soldier and I accomplished my mission … I hope you give me the glory of a soldier’s death.”
On December 11, 2012, Pardo was executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison.
Pardo was a dangerous man. He saw in drugs dealers a way to vent his murderous urges and to find a explanation that might chime with the authorities. Would they sympathise with the War on Drugs “soldier”?
Drugs kill. But would they kill fewer if they were legal?
The Global Commission on Drug Policy said in 2011 that the War on Drugs “had had devastating consequences for individuals and societies round the world”. Since 2006, 60,000 people have lost their lives in the War on Drugs in Mexico. It wasn’t the drugs that killed them – it as violence that supports the enforced criminality of they who seek to make huge profits from contraband.
It’s time to legalise drugs.