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MAPTalk-Digest Friday, December 7 2007 Volume 07 : Number 128

001 Wash DC: Coast Guard Announces Record Drug Seizures
    From: Allan Erickson <>
002 A Prohibitionist in the Legalizers' Den
    From: Herb <>
003 Re: MAP: A Prohibitionist in the Legalizers' Den
    From: Allan Erickson <>
004 US: CG: Teamwork, tactics led to record drug haul
    From: Allan Erickson <>


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Subj: 001 Wash DC: Coast Guard Announces Record Drug Seizures
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 08:05:43 -0800

If anyone is not in NOLA at the DPA Conf and IS in Wash DC... here is  
an all-star moment worthy of attendance in Wash DC:

Coast Guard Announces Record Drug Seizures
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48738531_coast-guard-announces- 
record-drug-seizures

The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will announce the  
service's record drug seizure year tomorrow at noon at the Coast Guard  
Headquarters, 2100 Second St., SW, Washington, D.C.

- -snip-

In addition to the Commandant, speakers for Thursday's event will  
include John Walters, director, White House Office of National Drug  
Control Policy and Mike Braun, chief of operations, Drug Enforcement  
Agency. Officials from the Department of Defense, Immigration and  
Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Patrol, as well as  
representatives from France, United Kingdom, Panama and Mexico will  
also attend the event.

ae
http://morningdonut.blogspot.com/
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Subj: 002 A Prohibitionist in the Legalizers' Den
From: Herb <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 16:34:23 -0800

A Prohibitionist in the Legalizers' Den

http://reason.com/blog/show/123798.html

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Subj: 003 Re: MAP: A Prohibitionist in the Legalizers' Den
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 16:59:13 -0800

And Pete over at Drug WarRant has a post about the Costa speech:

http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/

ae
http://morningdonut.blogspot.com/
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On Dec 6, 2007, at 4:34 PM, Herb wrote:

> A Prohibitionist in the Legalizers' Den
>
> http://reason.com/blog/show/123798.html
>

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Subj: 004 US: CG: Teamwork, tactics led to record drug haul
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 08:56:14 -0800

CG: Teamwork, tactics led to record drug haul
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/12/
coastguard_record_drugseizures_071206w/

New technology, more aggressive tactics and a climate of =93jointness=94 

made fiscal 2007 a record-setting year for marine drug interdiction, 
top homeland security officials said Dec. 6 at Coast Guard Headquarters =20

in Washington, D.C.

The Coast Guard and its U.S. and international partners seized 350,000 =20

pounds of cocaine, worth about $4.7 billion, from re-purposed 
commercial ships, =93go-fast=94 speedboats and even minisubmarines in 
the 
eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Drug-control officials claimed =20

that the results were visible throughout the U.S; tightened border and =20

maritime enforcement, they said, has meant that the average quality of =20

street cocaine has declined while its average price has spiked in 
dozens of U.S. cities, although that was difficult to independently 
verify.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen, who pointed out that the street =20

value of the drugs seized in 2007 equals almost half the Coast Guard=92s 

yearly budget, said he was pleased =93all that poison would not end up 
in 
our schools and on our streets and threaten our families.=94

The 2007 haul is the latest in a succession of years for which the 
Coast Guard has announced record drug seizures, all because of a level =20

of federal and international cooperation that Allen called the closest =20

he=92s seen in his career. Much credit goes to the contributions of the =20

U.S. Navy and allied Central and South American maritime forces, Allen =20

said, because about half the maritime drug seizures in fiscal 2007 were =20

made by U.S. frigates or international ships carrying Coast Guard 
enforcement teams.

It was unclear how much of the total amount of cocaine destined for the =20

U.S. in 2007 was intercepted in the maritime seizures.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy estimates that in 2005, the =20

last year for which data were available, the main coca region of 
Colombia produced approximately 1.8 million pounds of cocaine, although =20

not all of that was shipped to the U.S., Allen said.

- -snip-

ae
http://morningdonut.blogspot.com/
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