1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

81-year-old Busted With $600,000 In Pot At Border

By rxbandit, Jun 24, 2006 | |
  1. rxbandit
    TORONTO -- An 81-year-old Niagara Falls pensioner has been arrested and charged with smuggling almost $600,000 worth of marijuana into the U.S. in the trunk of a car.

    "He is one of the older suspects we have ever seen," said Kevin Corsaro, of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    "We were all surprised."

    Regular Crosser

    The senior is a regular border crosser and a member of the NEXUS program, in which pre-screened drivers are provided speedy crossings, Corsaro said yesterday.

    The senior was sent for a random check Wednesday night at the Whirlpool Bridge crossing and three bags, containing 76 kg of pot, were allegedly found.

    "This suspect is not your average drug smuggler," Corsaro said.

    "It shows that smugglers can come in every shape, size and age."

    Every Description

    Gangs are using couriers of every description to smuggle drugs across the border, police said.

    George Zarafonitis has been charged. Due to his age, he was released from a Buffalo jail on Thursday, pending his next court appearance.


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!