Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

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Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby olive » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:02 pm

Tonight on BBC2 10p.m. Spanish time. Just a Heads up on a programme how Southern Spain has become a gateway for drugs into Europe. Should be interesting and no doubt will be available later on iplayer.

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby maureenscot » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:12 pm

Thanks Olive. Have now recorded it

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby Evelyn » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:31 pm

Excellent programme well worth a watch.

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby costakid » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:07 pm

Good watch. Not sure if or how Stacey got to meet the drug barons.

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Postby elusive » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:39 pm

It was a good watch as was the one the week before about womens prisons in the U.S .just a shame about her accent! Never heard of her before but the docus are very intresting.

Funnily enough last sunday a narco boat with the three engines as shown in the prog was found dummped at burriana at nerja. Guess they are making use of the empty beaches!!

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby olive » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:05 pm

It is a huge problem. When you put together the stuff we have read in the media, it makes for a frightening picture. The drugs ruin lives and not just those that take them. There was the police chief in Seville caught with pay off money in his account , used to pay staff not to be on the banks of the river in Seville at certain times.

Stacey has done a whole raft of these investigations. Hats off to her for getting access to both sides of her story.

My question would be why doesn't the Spanish government throw resource at opening more containers at Algeciras, given the success rate with the few they do open?

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby Beachcomber » Mon May 18, 2020 11:15 am

I watched this video recently with an acquaintance (you can never really consider a guardia civil to be a friend) in the Guardia Civil whose colleague was interviewed in the programme.

It struck us both at the same time that the oil slick who was interviewed about two thirds of the way through the programme left out the most common reason for a court case against the drug smugglers to collapse and it has nothing to do with the quality or presentation of the evidence.

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby olive » Mon May 18, 2020 12:18 pm

Are you referring to "being paid off"?

My feeling is that nations only pay lip service to tackling this epic drug problem. It is easy to think it is only a problem for the drug users and that they are low life etc. The reality is that everyone of us is affected. We pay for rehab, policing, courts, directly if victims of crime to pay for drugs and so on. I am still stunned at the epic scale of drug taking. Half a million doses of cocaine a day in London for example. Maybe we just accept it in the way that smoking was accepted and drinking is.

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby Beachcomber » Mon May 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Am I referring to 'being paid off'? To quote the wonderful Francis Urquhart, 'You may think that... etc'!

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby peteroldracer » Mon May 18, 2020 4:54 pm

I have never believed that it would be difficult to develop a plant virus that wiped out the plants that this stuff comes from, or even for a major force to napalm the growing fields. The problem would be that too many of the ruling elite would object to losing their little friend Charlie, and that the economies of several countries would be wiped out.
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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby Stevemul » Mon May 18, 2020 8:30 pm

Wrong time to be talking about " developing a virus" methinks! 🤔

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Re: Costa del Narcos - TV heads up

Postby costakid » Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 pm

probably not the best timing.


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