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US Soldiers Caught in $12 Million Meth Smuggling Ring in South Korea


South Korean prosecutors allege that two American troops stationed in the country smuggled nine pounds worth of methamphetamine from California using the Army’s postal service.

Two South Korean nationals have also been detained, the law enforcement office said. The operation may also implicate four South Koreans with family members living in the US, Stars and Stripes reported.

One of the troops involved with the case has been indicted but not detained, while the other soldier has been imprisoned, South Korean attorneys said. Both are 19 years old and were part of the 2nd Infantry Division. They have denied the accusations that they violated the Narcotics Control Act.

Some reports suggest that the soldiers were acting on behalf of a separate third party whom officials have yet to track down. The second soldier, who was indicted but not arrested following a local court ruling, allegedly accepted money to help deliver the parcel but did not have knowledge of what was in the boxes of Reese’s Puffs and Honey Snacks.

That soldier was reported to have received the boxes of cereal and given them to another soldier, who then supplied the drugs to a civilian. The prosecution has reason to believe there is intent to distribute in this case.

“It’s the largest amount of drugs found coming through the APO [Army Post Office],” the prosecutor’s office told Stripes. The massive meth seizure could have fed or started the habits of 130,000 people. The Supreme Prosecutor’s Office cooperated with the US military and US Drug Enforcement Agency on the case, according to a statement.

  • Mark Skinner

    Snail mail has it’s place in America.

  • Stephen Coyle

    I thought that was the work for the CIA.Used to be Oliver Norths job.

    • Travis Tobbe

      Well, someone recalled, at least. Selective amnesia is popular around this sort of racket.

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  • Maurice Dutton

    Who can blame then when the money is so huge and the CIA and DEA do the same ?

    • MostOfYouRBrainwashed HAHA

      Well if money and “but other people do it, too!!!!!!” are the justifications, then I guess hardly anyone can be blamed for hardly anything.

      • Maurice Dutton

        Yeah I think that we need an honest fresh approach to old outdated drug laws. Money is tight every where and although I don’t like meth primarilary because of the few who go stupid, we need to start educating licensing and taxing drug use and sales. You virtually have legal heroin being sold by drug companies that makes people dependant. Then when the DEA stepped in and stopped access to mainly Oxycontin people started using heroin. They now call them junkies even though they are the same people. Crimes of a violent nature are in a different class of their own. If you wish to generalise about all people being criminals I wish you well but drug use is a crime that hurst mainly the user. Why be a crime just cause you chopped a couple of lines. Cheers M

  • Guy

    Thats 4032 grams of speed uncut, cutting it twice or double is 8064 grams, reducing it to some pretty weak stuff. So how do they get 130.000 people started or fed on 9 pounds of meth ? Considering, that 1 gram is enough to get a buzz for about two day’s average consumption for a meth head, at the most ! With some doing that at one sitting. Just like the over exaggeration of it being worth $12 million ! At maybe street value of $50.00 a gram, is a little over $400 grand. Leave it to the FED’s to lie about everything !

    • MostOfYouRBrainwashed HAHA

      “This guy sounds A LIL TOO EDUCATED about this stuff. Let’s take a closer look at who he is.”
      – The Feds

      • Chaindrive

        If the ability to do simple mathematics is “A LIL TOO EDUCATED”, then no wonder our country’s such a fucked up mess.

        • MostOfYouRBrainwashed HAHA

          yeah, because your post was all about simple mathematics LOLOLOL
          But hey, you ain’t need to convince me.

          • Chaindrive

            No, I guess not. Idiots cannot be convinced of anything. Talk about being part of the problem. You would be funny, if you weren’t so pitifully stupid.

      • Guy

        I feel that I own a explanation; A long time ago. I use to buy 8 balls for my own consumption. Later seeing the harm to what I was doing to others, that I cared about way more than myself, causing me to stop all drug use. That’s why I can do the math. It’s as simple as that !

  • Phil Freeman

    Entrapaneural spirit. Get da norff Koreans all tweekig and da fighting ova.