Find Out What The Worst Drug Smugglers In The World Did
IT’S at least an interesting entry for that accolade at least, the worst drug smugglers in the world.
So, two Brits decide to try their luck smuggling a tonne and a half of hashish from Morocco into the Algarve. Sounds like a plan: Morocco’s not that far away, the Rif and such places are hotbeds of cannabis production (they’re not just the right sort of climate, they’re also pretty lawless even today). As such the drug is cheap as chips there.
All you need is a little fishing boat to get across the water between the two. Once you’ve landed the stuff in Vilamoura or wherever, stick it on a truck and you’re inside the EU. No more customs checks and you can drive it up to Northern Europe where you’ll get a decent price for it.
Excellent, what a plan eh?
Except, except, you probably don’t want the engine on your fishing boat to break down half way across the straits. And you then needing to send out an SOS call. To which the Maritime Police respond to come and rescue you. And find that you’ve got a tonne and a half of hashish on your little fishing boat with the defective engine.
Two British suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Portugal after being found with 1.5 tonnes of hashish in their fishing boat.
The pair, whose identities have not yet been released, were caught about 40 miles south of Faro after their boat’s engine failed.
They had been adrift for 12 hours before they were rescued by the Maritime Police.
They were taken to hospital – one of them had a broken wrist and they were both displaying symptoms of hypothermia, reports the Correio da Manhãt.
But their plan was thwarted when the engine failed and they were eventually forced to issue a Mayday call at 17:30 yesterday.
No, that’s probably not what you want to happen at all.
Photo: This photo provided Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 shows a man spraying oil on burning cannabis, Thursday, May 9, 2013 outside Casablanca, Morocco. Moroccan customs authorities incinerated 9.5 tons of cannabis resin, days after record hashish hauls in neighbouring Spain. (AP Photo/Meriem Ismail)
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