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Default 09-12-2007, 07:16 PM

Originally 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...
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.

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