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Old Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Default A big drug bust in the marina harbor

Today, a big charter fishing boat was being searched by the police and a canine officer and canine comanion. Later I found out they found 7 grams of cocaine aboard and the boat was confiscated, no news on who may have been arrested...

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Old Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 06:41 PM
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7 grams? do you have the amount wrong? do you mean 7 kilograms?

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Today, a big charter fishing boat was being searched by the police and a canine officer and canine comanion. Later I found out they found 7 grams of cocaine aboard and the boat was confiscated, no news on who may have been arrested...

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Old Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 06:53 PM
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Agree, 7 grams is not a big bust by any means. 7 Kilos is sizable but
only has a street value of about $56,000. If it was 7 tons, now your
talking about some serious cash. I would be curious to see what you
find out later. I'm sure it was exciting to watch.
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Old Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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Yes, sorry for the typo/erro! It comes from being citizen of a large world power that refueses to embrace the metric system!! Anyway it was on the Aruba news tonight but as it was in Spanish I didn't take in too much other then the boat's name was "Obsession" which may be appropriate!
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Great news!

1-0 for the good guys....
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Old Friday, June 15th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Wouldn't you hate to have put down a deposit for a fishing trip this weekend and show up only to find the boat gone and the crew in jail!

Major bummer!
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Old Friday, June 15th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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From what I could make out from Diario it looks like the boat was tracked by radar heading from Venezuela and they seized 70 kilos.

When we were there in March we watched as the police helicopter hovered over the water towards the Westin/Wyndham end of Palm Beach. There was a boat heading towards shore.


When a fishing boat departs on a fishing epedition, it's not always fish they're looking for. It happens along the FLA often. A mother ship drops bales of drugs off into the water a a give location and then a second boat comes along to catch what was left behind.
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Old Friday, June 15th, 2007, 10:18 AM
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From what I could make out from Diario it looks like the boat was tracked by radar heading from Venezuela and they seized 70 kilos.

When we were there in March we watched as the police helicopter hovered over the water towards the Westin/Wyndham end of Palm Beach. There was a boat heading towards shore.


When a fishing boat departs on a fishing epedition, it's not always fish they're looking for. It happens along the FLA often. A mother ship drops bales of drugs off into the water a a give location and then a second boat comes along to catch what was left behind.
Back in the late 70's early 80's people I knew from High School that went to school in Florida used to go to the shore line every morning at sunrise looking for the bundles that "got away"!! I understand they used to dump the bundles in the water cause they can't come too close to shore and then other boats would pick them up or they would get dropped by small private planes!
I'm glad to hear that this shipment was seized!!!
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From what I could make out from Diario it looks like the boat was tracked by radar heading from Venezuela and they seized 70 kilos.
Wow, we went from 7 grams to 7 Kg to 70 kilos. This is getting more exciting by the minute. My wife and happened to be channel surfing last night and saw the news on the Aruba network news but it was in Spanish but the scene of the guy getting on the boat to search it with the dog was taken when I was there but I don't remember seeing the news crew.

I have never been a drug user, even in college, too expensive and what I did try gave me a headache. I really don't care what people want to try for home consumption but 70 kilos causes a lot of heartache on the streets in the long run. Take the boat out with the owners or crew that did the deed and have the Aruban Navy do bombing practice!
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CHRISINHOUSTON
Been watching your post and thought I would interject the following:
  • The "OBSESSIONS" is one of the better fishing charter boats on the island. There are others to choose from but she is a good one.
  • Ownership of the vessel was not on board and all indications point to this being something that was comitted by one of the crew (unfortunately a family member) that worked on the vessel and had the ownerships' total confidence.
  • Ownership and the rest off the family are practically destroyed over this entire mess and are cooperating in every manner to come to a resolve that carries out justice (family member or not) and that works towards being an example that this type of life style does not pay.
  • "Paris-Hilton-Justice" is not being sought - quite the oposite.
  • Lastly, the growth of a shipment from 7 grams to 70 kilos is not something we should get more exited about by the minute - unless you are reading the "Enquirerer" or "National Lampoon". Better would be to follow the expample of the family that owns the vessel and be sick with what could have been the consequences, which are that this shippment could have gotten to its final destination - the end user, mostly kids and mostly non-residents.
CHRIS - Words are like arrows: Once shot into the air, they are irretrievable and while they make take the initital path you set for them, words are greatly guided by the wind - and the wind is invisible isn't it?.


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Wow, we went from 7 grams to 7 Kg to 70 kilos. This is getting more exciting by the minute. Take the boat out with the owners or crew that did the deed and have the Aruban Navy do bombing practice!
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Old Saturday, June 16th, 2007, 01:18 PM
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CHRISINHOUSTON
Been watching your post and thought I would interject the following:
  • The "OBSESSIONS" is one of the better fishing charter boats on the island. There are others to choose from but she is a good one.
  • Ownership of the vessel was not on board and all indications point to this being something that was comitted by one of the crew (unfortunately a family member) that worked on the vessel and had the ownerships' total confidence.
  • Ownership and the rest off the family are practically destroyed over this entire mess and are cooperating in every manner to come to a resolve that carries out justice (family member or not) and that works towards being an example that this type of life style does not pay.
  • "Paris-Hilton-Justice" is not being sought - quite the oposite.
  • Lastly, the growth of a shipment from 7 grams to 70 kilos is not something we should get more exited about by the minute - unless you are reading the "Enquirerer" or "National Lampoon". Better would be to follow the expample of the family that owns the vessel and be sick with what could have been the consequences, which are that this shippment could have gotten to its final destination - the end user, mostly kids and mostly non-residents.
CHRIS - Words are like arrows: Once shot into the air, they are irretrievable and while they make take the initital path you set for them, words are greatly guided by the wind - and the wind is invisible isn't it?.


Be well
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A very good point charles and your words always have reason and common sense And not the knee jerk reactions some like to give.

I have not been on here much Lately as I have other commitments but it is good to see some familar names.

Now weather it is 70kg 7 tons or 700lbs that is just a drop in the bucket of how many drugs get into the US. And as the saying goes if there was no demand there would be no supply. Thats the reasonable reply. this about bombing people in a boat is totally ignorant and will not stop any drug from either getting into Aruba or getting into The US. Now those are the facts. I am sure right now today if I was in Aruba and I wanted to purchase any drug Pot cocaine I could do it because one thing you learn in life is that for every shipment seized there are at least 3 that get thru. This is a multibillion dollar operation and they have the resources to take a lost and still continue .Will it jack up prices in the short term Yes but it will not stop until you stop demand.
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Old Saturday, June 16th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Perhaps the word 'exciting' wasn't the right one, but the fact that the amount recovered 'went' from 7 grams to 7 kg to 70 kg is indeed interesting - it's gone from something to take note of to something very serious. Assuming millertime's calculations are correct (don't wanna know how you know! ), that's well over $1/2 million...

It's too bad if the owners of the charter boat will suffer for this, again assuming that they were uninvolved (other than providing the vessel).

Good for the agents
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Perhaps the word 'exciting' wasn't the right one, but the fact that the amount recovered 'went' from 7 grams to 7 kg to 70 kg is indeed interesting - it's gone from something to take note of to something very serious. Assuming millertime's calculations are correct (don't wanna know how you know! ), that's well over $1/2 million...

It's too bad if the owners of the charter boat will suffer for this, again assuming that they were uninvolved (other than providing the vessel).

Good for the agents

To quote Cool Hand, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate." Or more appropriately a failure of translation. I don't think Chris meant "exciting" in the way that Charles thought he meant.

It is a shame for the boat owners. I don't know about Aruban laws, but I know that if this had happened in the US the government would have the right to seize the boat out-right regardless if the owner was involved or not.
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Old Sunday, June 17th, 2007, 12:02 AM
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The point is, it was stopped and that's all that matters. In Kansas we
have seen some very large drug busts on our interstate system. I have
seen a large raid go down in person. Exciting may not have been the best
word in a literal sense, but I truly do understand the adreniline rush that
Chris felt. Charles, I do not believe that anyone was out to slander or
report anything wrong or to misinturpet(sp) what they saw or heard.
(paris-Hilton-justice)? Where did that come from?

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A little confused here...the final tally of the drugs was 70 kilos (154 pounds)? Curious if the parties are convicted, what the jail time is, if any?
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Good morning all,
I just noticed that with regards to the mini-eetsy bitsy tiny debate going on here that we have all stated our points of view and that is good - right?

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yes it is. that's part of what this board is about, isn't it? keeps us from being boring.

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I just noticed that with regards to the mini-eetsy bitsy tiny debate going on here that we have all stated our points of view and that is good - right?

be well
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Old Monday, June 18th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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That's 'cause we have a cool queen!!!


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I just noticed that with regards to the mini-eetsy bitsy tiny debate going on here that we have all stated our points of view and that is good - right?

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Whatever the amount was it is just a fraction that passes through Aruba. The supply of cocaine on Aruba must be pretty good otherwise all the street drug dealers wouldn't be trying to sell it to me all the time when I am clubing down there. They will try to push and sell you cocaine before any other drug.
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Wow I must be a really idiot. I am not naive, but I just do not see this stuff go on. I go to Aruba allot and I have never seen anything never been approached. Man, I guess I must not look like a drug connoisseur
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