Does it appear to you thar Americans don't really care about drug smuggling of the laundering of money?
"In 2002 a billion dollar civil case pending against Phillip Morris, filed by the Colombian government in alleged lost cigarette taxes. In 1998 a Reynolds Tobacco subsidiary settled a case involving taxes on cigarettes transported from Canada and paid $15 million in fines and penalties. A former executive of that company went to jail. Hundreds of other Fortune 500 companies were investigated by the US government. Finally, Bonnie Tishler, Assistant Commissioner of US Customs Service, on June 19, 1999, stated that the treasury Department had elected not to pursue prosecution. 'It's very difficult, with a large corporate structure, to get your hands around exactly who may or may not be facilitating the business of money laundering......By punishing the US corporations, we may in turn be punishing....their ability to sell their products to countries such as Columbia. It could hurt our ability to export and cost us jobs, while at the same time not really making any progress against the drug cartels.....The object of our investigation is not to put US companies in jail.'" Instead of prosecuting corporate officers, the federal government elected to mail out warnings to hundreds of US companies that helped launder billions in Colombian drug dollars. Comment by Stephen Cannell So, in essence we allow our large corporations to makes billions of dollars off of poor countries while we demand that they closed down their drug cartels. Democrat Bill Clinton was president. I see the question was rhetorical!
Asked By: BrunoGiordano - 5/13/2009
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Definitely, because there are too many profits being made by the police, treatment, laundering and other inducements as well as the military. The US controls Colombia and Peru, which are a big source of drugs. NO TO THE DRUG WAR 1 It's a big waste of money.
Answered By: Dr.John L - 5/18/2009
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As long as there is a demand there will be a supply. lol Regards.
Answered By: iceman - 5/13/2009
yes, it seems like we are immuned to it.
Answered By: sunshine - 5/13/2009
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