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300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

Customs staff at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport noticed something stirring in two bags and discovered 300 tortoises hidden amid shredded paper.

Found taped up inside the sacks were 285 radiated tortoises, 15 spider tortoises and one Madagascar tortoise – all endangered species indigenous to Madagascar, said Loo Kean Seong, a senior official of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Two slabs of cannabis weighing about two kilos were also discovered, said Nordin Kadir, narcotics chief of central Selangor state, where the airport is located.

via Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on 300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

Cannabis yes, tobacco no.

Cannabis smoker

A cannabis smoker was fined by Dutch police – because his joint contained tobacco. Holland has kept its liberal policy on cannabis smoking in the country’s “coffee shops”, even after a public smoking ban was introduced in Dutch cafes and restaurants last July.

An Amsterdam police spokesman admitted it could be difficult to understand the current policy of allowing smokers to puff away on pure cannabis while fining tobacco users, reports the Daily Telegraph.

“For logic it is sometimes impossible to explain, even to the Dutch,” he said. “The man was not fined for smoking a cannabis joint but for smoking. You can smoke cannabis but not tobacco in coffee shops.”

September 25, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | 1 Comment

Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not

An unsuspecting passenger who flew to Tokyo has a large package of cannabis in their luggage – courtesy of a bungled [Japanese] Customs training exercise.

An officer at Narita International Airport yesterday stuffed 142 grams of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly-selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight so that the animal could detect it.

“The dog couldn’t find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in,” a Customs office spokeswoman said.

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May 26, 2008 Posted by | cops, Dumb cops | , , | Comments Off on Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not