North Korean Drug Ship

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
You might have missed it, but in our little backwater the North Korean government has been implicated over the seizure of illicit drugs. If this is true, North Korea, not only owns the ship, but had a political officer on board overseeing operations..



" The Pong Su freighter was captured by special forces & federal troops after attempting to unload heroin worth $80..million dollars off the coast of Lorne, Victoria in Southern Australian waters. A three day chase ended when shells were fired across the bow of the Pong Su as it attempted to flee into international waters"



" The ship is North Korean owned. North Korea is a socialist state, there is no private enterprise in North Korea"

said Minister for Foreign affairs Mr Downer.



Mr Downer warned North Korea, that Australia would react with outrage if proof emarged that Pyongyang was behind the plot to smuggle heroin into the country"



US Secretary of State Colin Powell seized on the arrests as proof of North Korea's international drug smuggling program...



30 crewmen & the captain are being held under guard to face trail later in the month.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    Its a matter of time before their illegal activities are dicovered



    North Korea hardly engages in any legal international trade, and their economy is in a terrible shape. Its not surprising to see that thier income is financed by drugs and weapons.



    Its a pity that the people of North Korea are misled and controlled by some greedy communists. Their life can only be improved by undergoing a regime change.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    I'm against this unilateral action. Why wasn't the UN consulted before shots were fired. The Aussie PM should be tried as an international war criminal.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    haraldharald Posts: 2,152member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    I'm against this unilateral action. Why wasn't the UN consulted before shots were fired. The Aussie PM should be tried as an international war criminal.



    Seems like an odd stance; clear crime being committed inside your territorial gambit.



    You're an odd fellow.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Harald

    Seems like an odd stance; clear crime being committed inside your territorial gambit.



    You're an odd fellow.




    I think Scott is poking a stick around to see if he can stir up a hornet's nest.....



    The other thing I forgot to point out, was that at the point of drop off for the drugs there seems to have been some sort of altercation / execution as one of the members of the Pong Su's crew was found floating off the coastline of Lorne....& if it wasn't for this body being spotted, they might have managed to get away without being detected....But the AUS navy & costal surveillance system was then asked to check their radar / computer records of shipping activity in the area..and thats how thay got caught in the end....a bit of quick thinking & some dumb luck...
  • Reply 5 of 8
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 16,937member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    I'm against this unilateral action. Why wasn't the UN consulted before shots were fired. The Aussie PM should be tried as an international war criminal.



    Yes, but first they should have had 11 years of drug inspections headed by a man who was the twenty second choice for the job.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member




    Of course! That's the proper way to go about these things...we all know that.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    UN=New Whipping Boy
  • Reply 8 of 8
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Personally,

    I'd see to it that they get a fair " kangaroo court " trial then shootem.....

    Alternatively, we've got some pretty hungry Sharks down along the coast a bit...they can always try swimming for it.....
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