Spanish Cops’ Smuggling Suggestion
Elite Spanish police force the Policia Nacional sparked controversy this week after responding unusually directly on Twitter to Jotdown magazine’s query asking whether it was wiser to smuggle four cannabis joints in hand luggage or checked in on a plane.
“It’s better if you have them rolled up and where the dogs can’t detect them,” the Policia Nacional’s Twitter expert advised, adding more specifically “in a cigarette packet?” (Daily Mirror; http://bit.ly/KLzmHh )
Though the police subsequently claimed their Twitter spokesperson had been ‘confused’ their message struck a chord with the unusually tolerant tone exhibited by US president Obama this week in a lengthy interview feature in the New Yorker.
“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” said Obama,
“I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” (New Yorker: http://nyr.kr/1aAIhW1 )
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