3 Responses to USCG Offloads 14 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit Zone

  1. MichaelLust

    Apr 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    “Taking tons of deadly drugs off the street and apprehending dozens of
    suspected smugglers not only saves lives here at home, but it also
    disrupts the efforts of international drug trafficking organizations who
    spread violence and instability wherever they operate,” said Rear
    Admiral Joseph Servidio.

    No, it doesn’t. In fact, interdiction/prohibition makes their activities so profitable. The drugs they lose to interdiction are just a cost of doing business, and prohibition makes it sufficiently profitable to support such costs. It is the government that introduces violence into the equation.

    • Bob Weaver

      Apr 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Yup. I got a kick out of this part to:

      “The men and women who serve aboard these ships – along with crews from
      all our partner agencies and nations — risk their lives to help keep us
      secure. We owe them our deepest gratitude.”

      Honestly, these brave men and women’s lives are being risked for nothing.

      I have the utmost respect to all the people who do actually work to keep America safe, but I would not include people intercepting cocaine shipments in that category.

      Many other tons of cocaine will not be intercepted, and I can guarantee that 14 tons of cocaine being taken at sea will have zero impact on the price of the drug at the street level in the US.

      There is absolutely zero sense in sending these people out to risk their lives trying to do something that is very obviously impossible.

  2. Tobias Aiclu

    Apr 8, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I need my ‘month’s supply’ of cocaine back.