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  1. torachi
    The Judicial Police identified and arrested a man suspected of growing and selling of narcotics. The man operated from Chaves, Portugal, and Ourense, Spain.

    The man, 30 years old, unemployed, was linked to a group of individuals who would deliver the drugs. According to Judicial Police these individuals were previously identified, arrested and tried, but would have distributed the material across the area north of the country.

    "By now we suspect that at least since 2009, he grew the plants in greenhouses that he had in the area of ​​Chaves and the Spanish city of Ourense. The seizure was of quantities of hallucinogenic cactus (more than 5 pounds of the peyote over 7.5 kilograms of the San Pedro, more than 2.5 kilograms of the type aloe-vera and 367 grams of the Devil's Fig Tree, and almost 84 grams of marijuana, in addition to documentation regarding the trafficking and bibliography related to the cultivation of these drugs, " the Judicial Police said.

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    http://diarioatual.com/?p=20152&ec3_listing=disable

Comments

  1. bubbly nubs
    Right... first they use pounds to measure weight, then grams... then they include aloe-vera in the list of "narcotics"??

    EDIT: Upon inspection of the original article, "pounds" seems to be a mistranslation. But STILL!
  2. torachi
    I think the first mention of "pounds" might have just been a translation thing, it probably was still kilo's.

    The aloe-vera, however, was not. :confused:
  3. Ghetto_Chem
    This is fucked up. It probably started with the Peyote then they just threw in the rest to get a better conviction. But is San Pedro and related cactus really illegal or is this just Portugal? Swims friend always thought San Pedro and others (not Peyote of course) were not illegal until processed for human consumption. Or is San Pedro one of those things that they will just get you for if they feel like it.

    Peace
  4. torachi
    I may be wrong, but I think that having peyote is probably enough for them to go on for human consumption of the Pedro.

    Still bullshit though. Portugal is one of the most lax countries.
  5. Alfa
    Devils Fig tree is an argemone species, i.e. prickly poppy and related.

    I wonder if Peyote and San Pedro cactus are illegal in Portugal? Considering that one needs about 1,2 kg of fresh san pedro for a full on trip, this may be considered a quantity for personal use. (7 doses)
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