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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by D0WN, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. D0WN

    D0WN Member

    Joined: Jan 15, 2005 Messages: 547 Likes Received: 56

    Secret drug tunnel busted on U.S.-Canada border

    CTV.ca News Staff

    Authorities in the United States have busted a drug-running operation on the border of Washington state and British Columbia that allegedly used an underground tunnel to transport marijuana.

    CTV News Vancouver confirmed that RCMP officers were involved in the Wednesday bust, which was led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Homeland Security is also involved in the investigation.

    A greenhouse targeted in the search is located near 264th Street and Zero Avenue in Langley, B.C., south and east of Vancouver. The town on the U.S. side of the border is Lynden, Wash.

    The tunnel was described as sophisticated and well-maintained. Authorities had been watching construction on the site for eight months.

    Authorities haven't yet revealed the dimensions of the tunnel, but a source told the Associated Press that it ran from the building on the Canadian side, and ran south to a house on the U.S. side about 90 metres from the border.

    The Seattle Times reported the tunnel was almost a metre wide and 1.5 metres high. It had a concrete floor, wood-beam supports, ventilation and video security systems.

    The Times also reports that investigators used a machine that can "see" underground, a video-equipped robot, a drug-sniffing dog and an air horn to find it.

    AP reported that authorities had been monitoring construction of the tunnel for eight months. The tunnel was shut down Wednesday shortly after it opened, a government source told AP, adding that three to five arrests were made.

    The DEA is not providing any further details, but the U.S. Attorney handling the case will speak at a news conference in Seattle this morning.

    The DEA and the White House have complained previously about the volume of Canadian marijuana (known as "B.C. Bud") entering the U.S. through Washington state.

    An estimated 880 to 2,200 tons of marijuana are grown in Canada annually, according to a report in Time magazine last year. Police estimate 90 per cent of the crop ends up in the U.S.

    White House drug czar John Walters once blamed the high potency of "B.C. Bud" in part for a rise in marijuana-related emergency room incidents. "Canada is exporting to us the crack of marijuana," Walters said.
  2. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    They just made a $3 million dollar bust here. I can tell you that certain people's pockets are crying.
  3. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Thats awesome you knbow how many lives they just saved by closing that tunnel?

    Fucking marijuana, killing all we hold dear. This is worse than the crack epidemic, addictive, everyone who tries it will die.

    Lord help us!

    ILOTSMYBRAIN Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2005 Messages: 4,531 Likes Received: 112
    lol the "crack of marijuana", just another reason why i want to move to canada.
  5. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28
    this is probably the trillest shit canada has ever done.
  6. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    Bummer.. They'll just have to make another. and another. and another.
  7. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
  8. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
    "Bummer.. They'll just have to make another. and another. and another."
    Already working on that shit.
    I plan on smuggling some extra fine high quality maple syrup into the states later this year.

    Maybe some bootlegged Anne Murray cd's too.

    Runnin shit like an ass with legs..
  9. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0

    A 3 million dollar bust? that ain't shit.
  10. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
  11. Grimes

    Grimes Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004 Messages: 5,162 Likes Received: 195
    just weed?...thats weak
  12. lberry

    lberry New Jack

    Joined: Aug 20, 2003 Messages: 95 Likes Received: 0
    People on 12oz read the news?
  13. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Did they use it to transport cattle too?
  14. i11igul

    i11igul Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003 Messages: 1,810 Likes Received: 0
    imagine how pissed you would be if you worked for 8+ months on that tunnel and it was shut down shortly after it opened- :haha: :haha: god damn
  15. dead sentiment

    dead sentiment Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 422 Likes Received: 0
    B.C. bud sucks. its the "crack" of nothing. it gets you high for as long as you're smoking it. that shit is fools gold.

    i get more of a buzz off of a newport.