If this is the NZ Police winning the war on drugs, I'd hate to see what losing looks like
Fresh from the utter hypocrisy of a booze and tobacco pimp like Peter Dunne cracking down on party pills, comes this embarrassing triumphalism from the NZ Police over their idiotic war on drugs...
2500 arrests in cannabis busts
Police say they have busted cannabis operations across the country resulting in more than 2500 arrests and the seizure of drugs with a potential worth of $130 million.
The six-month crackdown had resulted in a massive dent in New Zealand's cannabis supply, police said.
As well as arresting 2573 people, police also confiscated 280 kilograms of plant material, estimated at $5.6m, and destroyed more than 130,385 plants and seedlings with a potential street value (at maturity) of up to $130m.
They found 248 children living in drug houses, covert operations manager Detective Inspector Paul Berry said.
By targeting cannabis growers and dealers, police estimated that $350 million worth of harm had been saved to the New Zealand economy and to the children who were put "in harm's way every day".
...oh sweet zombie Jesus, is 'won't somebody think of the children' crap what the Police use as a justification for this pointless war on cannabis now is it?
I Love how the Police are holding up the 2500 arrested for cannabis last year as a victory on their war against a plant - that's 2500 people pointlessly clogging our prisons and justice system for a substance less harmful than booze.
If that's victory in their war on drugs I'd hate to see what a loss looks like.
No wonder the Government are building as many private prisons as they can, with cannabis as the most widely used illegal drug in the country, the Police need to fill those prison cells and seize assets with all the glee of a parking warden on meth writing out tickets.
This is not how adults should conduct social policy.