An open door to drug smugglers: Air travellers carrying cannabis let off with slap on wrist
- Passengers caught with small amount of drug are escaping with a warning
- Critics fear smugglers will flock to Britain, without fear of prosecution
Are we talking drug smugglers aiming for a profit here or people bringing in small amounts for personal use?
Last night Mary Brett, of campaign group Europe Against Drugs, said: ‘This is ridiculous. It sends the message, “Bring your cannabis here to Britain and if we catch you it doesn’t matter”.
‘This is simply an extension of the police’s lax attitude on the streets towards cannabis into the airport. They do not consider it a crime and they are happy to turn a blind eye.
‘Those who are caught should be dealt with properly and arrested.
‘If the authorities did prosecute a few it would send a message that we take cannabis seriously, which we obviously do not at the moment.’
Mary Brett looks interesting. Maybe we should stop tolerating sanctimony as, unlike cannabis, when people use sanctimony to get off they negatively affect the lives of others. http://www.eurad.net
Europe against drugs. They seem quite happy to use the European court to further their aims. Link
in fact, it looks a fairly Eurocentric organisation. http://www.eurad.net/en/council_of_europe/http://www.eurad.net/en/eu_drug_policy/
Have all of those busybodies in Europe nothing better to do?