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    Wedding sting hits smuggling ring

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The guests thought they were headed to an early afternoon wedding on a yacht docked near Atlantic City in the United States.

    They ended up in jail instead, courtesy of an elaborate ruse by U.S. federal authorities hoping to bust up an international smuggling ring.

    Lengthy undercover investigations on opposite sides of the country resulted in indictments of 87 Asians and U.S. citizens on charges of smuggling counterfeit money, drugs and cigarettes into the United States, law enforcement officials said Monday.

    Authorities said they seized $4.4 million in high-quality fake $100 bills, more than 1 billion counterfeit cigarettes worth $42 million, and ecstasy, methamphetamine and Viagra worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 23 2005, 04:07 PM
    Wedding sting hits smuggling ring

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The guests thought they were headed to an early afternoon wedding on a yacht docked near Atlantic City in the United States.

    They ended up in jail instead, courtesy of an elaborate ruse by U.S. federal authorities hoping to bust up an international smuggling ring.

    Lengthy undercover investigations on opposite sides of the country resulted in indictments of 87 Asians and U.S. citizens on charges of smuggling counterfeit money, drugs and cigarettes into the United States, law enforcement officials said Monday.

    Authorities said they seized $4.4 million in high-quality fake $100 bills, more than 1 billion counterfeit cigarettes worth $42 million, and ecstasy, methamphetamine and Viagra worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    I read that they were also in the counterfeit blue jeans business - as a fashion diva, aren't you somewhat offended?
    If you believe in something sacrifice a hobo to it or don't bother.

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    • #3
      WTF is a counterfeit cigarette?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by backstop@Aug 23 2005, 03:18 PM
        WTF is a counterfeit cigarette?
        Kools.
        Are you on the list?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 23 2005, 04:07 PM
          They ended up in jail instead, courtesy of an elaborate ruse by U.S. federal authorities hoping to bust up an international smuggling ring.
          (rightly or wrongly)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by backstop@Aug 23 2005, 04:18 PM
            WTF is a counterfeit cigarette?
            It's one that makes you healthier.

            Google is your friend.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by backstop@Aug 23 2005, 04:18 PM
              WTF is a counterfeit cigarette?

              They come packaged in normal boxes Camel, Marlboro etc. but they are absolute shit. They fall apart very easily and taste like ass.

              The little shop downton that has the Blimpies inside sells them.

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              • #8
                Huh. Learn something every day.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TripMcNeely+Aug 23 2005, 03:27 PM-->
                  QUOTE(TripMcNeely @ Aug 23 2005, 03:27 PM)

                • #10
                  Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 23 2005, 03:07 PM
                  Wedding sting hits smuggling ring

                  WASHINGTON (AP) -- The guests thought they were headed to an early afternoon wedding on a yacht docked near Atlantic City in the United States.

                  They ended up in jail instead, courtesy of an elaborate ruse by U.S. federal authorities hoping to bust up an international smuggling ring.

                  Lengthy undercover investigations on opposite sides of the country resulted in indictments of 87 Asians and U.S. citizens on charges of smuggling counterfeit money, drugs and cigarettes into the United States, law enforcement officials said Monday.

                  Authorities said they seized $4.4 million in high-quality fake $100 bills, more than 1 billion counterfeit cigarettes worth $42 million, and ecstasy, methamphetamine and Viagra worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
                  This was a classic case of a misunderstanding compounded by overzealous law enforcement techniques that border on entrapment. The items in question were not being smuggled. Rather, they were intended for use at the wedding reception. Consider the items. Ecstasy and Viagra? An interesting combination. Nothing like a cigarette or two after the fact. Meth to keep the party going. The Feds broke up what was shaping up to be a Hall of Fame wedding reception. Further proof that no good deed goes unpunished.
                  "I am for truth no matter who says it. I am for justice no matter who it is for or against."...Malcom X

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                  • #11
                    Yaks doesn't have a problem with it.

                    You owe me $10.
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                    • #12
                      Why would I?
                      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                      • #13
                        Why would I?
                        Because it was a sensible, clever thing to do, and it worked.

                        That's not your way.

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                        • #14
                          I hope the feds had an open bar. Least they could have done.

                          Moon

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                          • #15
                            Authorities said they seized $4.4 million in high-quality fake $100 bills

                            there's something not quite right with this phrase, too.
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