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Vietnamese gang on the run after massive cannabis bust in Weston-super-Mare

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 29, 2013

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The biggest cannabis bust in a West resort for a decade saw more than £800,000 worth of the drug being discovered.

A Vietnamese gang has gone on the run after the find in Worthy Place, just off Waterloo Street in Weston-super-Mare.

Police said they are now working with the Immigration Service to hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice.

A total of 884 cannabis plants were removed from the factory, worth about £1,000 each.

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  • 2TheBeehive  |  January 30 2013, 10:40AM

    @SourAlienOG...... When next you start saying that cannabis should be legalised spare a thought about those people who will become addictive and still can't get enough. Think about the mother,father and sister who, because of cannabis, their beloved son/brother was scraped off the M3. Oh yes just before he jumped and before anybody could get to him, he was heard to say, look I am a bird. It not only devastated the family but it traumatised the person who couldn't stop him jumping from the bridge and it traumatised the driver below who had the misfortune to run over him. In actual fact, through his taking of cannabis it is a miracle that he didn't take a lot more lives with him. There could well have been carnage on the M3. What is the point of legalising cannabis......it will never be enough.....they will still want more, if not cannabis then something stronger, because the class B drug isn't giving them the fix they want.

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  • Charlespk  |  January 30 2013, 8:37AM

    Cannabis is a Gateway Drug and wrecks lives, as do all addictive drugs. A Ti Bristol quote on cannabis:- by John_Name Sunday, May 6 2012, 5:25PM "I am a cannabis addict. I haven't read previous postings in their entirety, but here is my opinion. (1) There are two distinct questions, which I think usually get entangled, so that people end up talking at cross purposes with one another. The two questions are:- i. Is cannabis good/bad for you? ii. Given your answer to i, should cannabis be legalized? I have a certain regard for people who think that cannabis legalization is the most effective way to mitigate the harm which cannabis causes. I happen to disagree with them, as I think that more effective law enforcement is integral to the best solution to the cannabis problem. Nevertheless, I can see why these people think as they do. A second group of people argue - somewhat implicitly - for cannabis legalization on the basis that cannabis confers well-attested benefits in various medical applications. I don't really understand the reasoning here. Perhaps there is some kind of slide from 'has various medical applications' to 'is a benign wonder-drug with no side-effects'. . Anyway, it's one thing to urge that doctors be permitted to prescribe cannabis to glaucoma and m.s. sufferers; quite another to parlay this into an argument for general legalization. It certainly doesn't follow. If cannabis really helps m.s. sufferers, then by all means let doctors prescribe it to them. This doesn't mean that the police should tolerate pubs where there is open weed-smoking and dealing. The third group of people - who are the ones I really can't abide - are the ones who insist that cannabis is a wonderful drug. It's not. It is addictive, and it damages its addicts. . I rue the day I got involved with it." Some people always deserve our respect. . . . People like John_Name will always have mine. "John_Name" is/was a university lecturer. http://tinyurl.com/at4f4pk

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  • 2TheBeehive  |  January 30 2013, 6:45AM

    @SourAlienOG........So you still think that you are more knowledgeable about drugs than anybody else and you think my information comes from the Sun or the Daily Mail or some other such newsrag..........unbelievable!!!???? You have 2 years of reading under your belt but nothing else......unbelievable!!!!???? Can I just say that the small amount of your 2 years of accrued "knowledge" on drugs makes you very dangerous to the unsuspecting and also makes you look very silly.

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  • SourAlienOG  |  January 29 2013, 11:31PM

    2TheBeehive This is what happens when we cut out the BS and replace it with logic and reason. Evidence and science. The prohibition camp either run away or resort to harassment and abuse after their poor single circular argument that 'drugs are bad' is presented. Its pathetic and immoral to want criminals to stay in charge, whilst wanting harmless users incarcerated. jailed in a place where drug use is rife. You are nonsense, along with your mind-numbing mindless poorly thought out babble. Like i said to the other prohibitionist, read up, educate yourself. Read about the history of prohibition and the reality of our drugs policy.

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  • SourAlienOG  |  January 29 2013, 11:23PM

    2TheBeehive Dont run away

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  • 2TheBeehive  |  January 29 2013, 11:23PM

    ......and your last comment just goes to prove how little you know about marijuana or anything else. Goodnight.

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  • SourAlienOG  |  January 29 2013, 11:22PM

    2TheBeehive ''You think you know better than the scientists, the pyschologists, because I know from professional knowledge that you are wrong.'' No scientists and psychologists is where i get my information from. Not the daily mail or the Sun. You have been indoctrinated and your comments present this obvious delusion you suffer from. It would be laughable if it wasnt so sad. "For those who want to make society a better place, drug legalization and regulation is a cause worth fighting for... Most police actions, in my experience, are based on the social status of the person who is involved with drugs rather than on any difference in their behavior. Poor people that use drugs are systematically arrested as drug dealers, whereas rich and middle class people are seen as people with health problems." - Marina Lattavo Detective Inspector

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  • SourAlienOG  |  January 29 2013, 11:20PM

    2TheBeehive Research has shown the overall addiction potential for cannabis to be less than for caffeine,[19] tobacco, alcohol, cocaine or heroin, but slightly higher than that for psilocybin, mescaline, LSD.[42] The science disagrees with you. Sorry about that. Also, ''Theft, prostitution'' these things are a result of prohibition not cannabis use. Any thinking person knows this. Why did Portugal see a 50% reduction in drug use, HIV transmission 10 years after they treated drugs as a health issue and not a criminal one? Why does Holland have less cannabis users than in the UK? Why does Holland have a much higher age of first use than in the UK? Why does Holland have the lowest hard drug use in Europe? Why are there no cannabis related crimes in Holland? Why dont criminals control the cannabis market in Holland? Your fear is irrational and based on what you dont know, not what you do. In fact you are so scared you are happy for criminals to control the market. Irrational, dangerous and pathetic.

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  • 2TheBeehive  |  January 29 2013, 11:19PM

    PS I can give you report upon report to show you that cannabis/marijuana addiction is dangerous. You are in denial. 2 years knowledge is nothing compared to a lifetime knowledge of drugs and their advantages and disadvantages.

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  • 2TheBeehive  |  January 29 2013, 11:17PM

    SourAlienOG You are but a novice in the harmful addiction starting from soft drugs to class "A" drugs. Stop pedalling your half-baked knowledge. You are no better than a drugs pusher. You think you know better than the scientists, the pyschologists, because I know from professional knowledge that you are wrong.

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