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|Dextroverse Community > DXM-related News > 14 year sentences for smuggling cough pills|
|Posted by: drdĒv Sep 10 2007, 10:47 AM|
| MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow's Tverskoi Court has sentenced two Belarusians to 14 years in prison for smuggling 1,000 cough pills containing psychotropic substances, a defense lawyer said Monday.
The two men will spend 14 years in secure confinement for delivering 1,000 Tussal cough tablets to Moscow and selling them to an undercover narcotics officer.
The lawyer said the pair's offense was at best an administrative offense, as the pills were not included on a list of substances prohibited in Russia.
Tussal contains dextromethorphan hydrobromide, a cough suppressant, which in high doses is classified as a hallucinogenic drug. However, the annotation to the medicine says that even small children may take the pills.
|Posted by: Monoliath Sep 10 2007, 10:53 AM|
| Seems like a little bit of an overkill to me:
1. The substance was legal
2. Perhaps the amount / method of shipment was what cranked the sentence so high?
Good luck to em...
|Posted by: thomasKMFDM Sep 10 2007, 02:27 PM|
|This is russia. that type of defense is considered extremely weak.|
|Posted by: VisionQuest Sep 10 2007, 03:30 PM|
| Jesus Christ... Russia sounds like a fascist shit hole...
They're probably just pissy because they have nothing to offer the world; their climate sucks a worm-infested camel's anus, and the only thing even close to "talent" to come out of there in the last decade was Tatu, and they only had one hit (that obnoxious, mediocre and repetitious song "All The Things She Said"). They weren't even real lesbians for fucks' sake. God. Someone please get Russia laid.
|Posted by: vapor Sep 10 2007, 03:46 PM|
| well yes the sentence does seem excessive by any standard, however i would have to guess it was due to the fact that such a large amount crossed borders. if they had say, gotten the tabs from a local source, it would have probably been much different.
distribution and conspiracy to distribute charges are far different than trafficking laws =/
also, a quick search on tussal turns up this:
Tussal-ER Sustained-Release Tablets Generic Name: Dexbrompheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylephrine Sustained-Release Tablets
Phenylephrine or Neo-Synephrine is an α-adrenergic receptor agonist used primarily as a decongestant, as an agent to dilate the pupil and to increase blood pressure. Phenylephrine has recently been marketed as a substitute for pseudoephedrine
Dexbrompheniramine maleate is an antihistamine used to treat allergic conditions such as hay fever or urticaria.
totally not sure if they are the same tabs, but if they are, that sucks for the ppl that would have bought them =/
|Posted by: infinite Sep 10 2007, 10:56 PM|
|14 years for 1000 cough pills... jesus...that's way too long.|
|Posted by: Kid Dynomiite Sep 11 2007, 04:03 AM|
| WHAT DA FUUUUUCCCKKK!!!
|Posted by: Amide Sep 11 2007, 07:53 AM|
|Posted by: Energy Turtle Sep 11 2007, 04:04 PM|
|In Soviet Russia, cough pills smuggle YOU!|
|Posted by: koala infestation... robots Sep 12 2007, 11:54 AM|
The article has nothing to do with the USSR.
14 years x 365.25 days a year = 5113.5 days
5113.5 days( 24 hours) = 122,724 hours
112,724 hours / 1000 pills = 122.724 hours per pill
.724 (60 seconds) = 43.44 seconds
122 hours and 43 seconds (about 5 days) per pill. Outrageous.
|Posted by: Kaiserin Sep 12 2007, 06:16 PM|
I think it primarily has to do with them skirting around trade laws. International commerce is taken pretty seriously, and a lot of tax money is made from the tariffs placed on imports and exports of certain goods. The fact that it was a drug at all is rather shady to top it off because almost any reasonably developed country I can think of takes issue with unlicensed people handling drugs and moving them around.
Frankly, it's a lot of pharmaceutical company politics when it comes down to it in my opinion.
|Posted by: Energy Turtle Sep 12 2007, 07:55 PM|
Fuck you and your raining on my parade. Russia is Russia, it's still a fucked up place, as evidenced by the article.
|Posted by: Kaiserin Sep 12 2007, 08:01 PM|
Eh, I think he made a pretty decent point. I also think stuff like this happens all the time on the U.S. Mexico border as well. Russia isn't the soviet union, and it hasn't been for almost 17 years now. As a matter of fact, the only two years of your life that the soviet union existed were in a time where you were scarcely aware of what even went on in your own house.
Everywhere is fucked up, Russia just has a different brand of fucked up than we do.
|Posted by: Rigor Sep 12 2007, 11:33 PM|
|thats like 71 pills per year|
|Posted by: The JoKer Oct 25 2007, 03:44 PM|
|That's horrible for them, especially considering it's a LEGAL substance.|
|Posted by: DEXmonic Oct 27 2007, 03:29 PM|
|Yeh, I assumed it had something more to do with taxes and whatnot. There are only two things in life you can be sure of: Death and Taxes.|
|Posted by: Space Monkey Oct 27 2007, 03:32 PM|
|People who are sure they're going to die are just lazy.|
|Posted by: Liquid Fiend Oct 27 2007, 03:50 PM|
|QUOTE 4 TR00F|
|Posted by: Criptin Nov 22 2007, 03:35 PM|
|Rofl at Russia|