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Facebook a crook book for world drug trade

By Guttz, Jan 4, 2011 | Updated: Jan 4, 2011 | | |
  1. Guttz
    International drug rings are using such social-networking sites as Facebook to communicate with their couriers and coordinate smuggling across national borders.

    It's a growing trend that authorities have noticed in Asia and Africa -- and now it's hit the Big Apple.

    Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn indicted Luvman Allison after discovering that he allegedly used Facebook to arrange delivery of more than a kilo of heroin from overseas through JFK Airport.

    The Ghanaian native communicated via Facebook and "explicitly discussed the methods he uses to covertly transport narcotics," wrote James Holt, a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

    Last month, a high-ranking official in Malaysia said that international drug syndicates were using Facebook to recruit young Malaysian women as drug mules.

    Last Updated: 3:42 AM, January 4, 2011



  1. squeezix
    Well no wonder they got popped. I have a personal acquaintance, who while not very bright, is totally harmless. She said something to the effect that the current president should be shot on her Facebook wall. The Secret Service spent a few hours at her house the next day.
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