Jihadist-reduced price on drugs going to the West
Narcotic jihadist active
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Monday, August 20, 2007
When I was in prison, there were two Pakistani pathans [born in Afghanistan], who were facing trial for trafficking 24 kilograms of heroin in Bangladesh, which were in fact, destined towards one of the Western countries. Both of them were seen as pious and were mostly spending time by reciting the Koran or giving sermons in the small prayer place inside the prison cell.
Alifjan and Rais Khan were quite sure that they would ultimately get acquitted in the case, as they did not leave substantial evidence in the hands of the investigators when they were arrested. Alifjan is a narcotic dealer and Rais Khan is a master in producing heroin from the Poppy. Out of curiosity, I once questioned both of them as to why they are dealing in such a deadly item, which is in fact even forbidden in Islam. They came back with a very shocking reply. According to their interpretation, alcoholic beverage is forbidden for Muslims, not narcotics like heroin. Moreover, they told me that it was a part of their jihad [holy war] to smuggle narcotics in the West in order to ultimately spoil their whole society.
Alifjan told me that, once any drug dealer is looking for his cargo from frontier borders in Pakistan or from Afghanistan, it will always have two different prices. When the dealer is willing to buy the stuff for trafficking to Western destinations, it will have a reduced 'jihadist price'. He further told me that, the narcotic rings are spending millions of dollars in creating several entry doors to the West through a large number of people, mostly in Pakistan, Iran, Syria and in some parts of the former Soviet Republics.
Both the traffickers told me untold stories of how they have established a very fine arrangement in sending out hundreds of kilograms of heroin to the West through various people, especially through cine stars and beautiful women.
I was terribly shocked to learn that a major portion of income of the actors and actresses in the South Asian cine world are coming from drug carrying. Each of the actresses can carry up to five kilograms of heroin in different parts of their body inside a specially made plastic tube or jacket, which will even cheat the extra sensational nose of specially trained dogs in various ports of entry. For carrying every one kilogram of heroin to Europe, they get US$ 5-7 thousand while for American destinations, they get US$ 10-15 thousand.
In recent years, those narcotic jihadist have even established a network of selling drugs to western tourists in Indian cities of Kolkata and Mumbai. These tourists mainly come to that part of the world in search of marijuana at a very cheap price. There are several hotels offering special space for the marijuana addicts to spend hours and inhale special cigarettes made of this drug. Mostly, heroin is also mixed with marijuana to ultimately turn the Western marijuana addicts into heroin addicts. In Kolkata, after being seriously addicted to heroin, some of the female tourists from the West even sell sex to customers to get money for addiction. In this way, by staying in India for several weeks, they ultimately turn into serious heroin addicts. And most interestingly, many of the owners of these hotels have close links with drug Lords in Pakistan or Afghanistan, from whom, they get a supply of heroin at a very cheap rate. As mentioned, drug dealers of Pakistan and Afghanistan consider selling drugs to Westerners at a very low rate to be a part of their holy war. In some cases, seriously addicted Western females are offered attractive 'compensation' in carrying drugs to their own countries. Through this means, every year, more than 300 Western females are entering the drug trafficking network.
But the most dangerous and blood chilling information that I got from the two Pakistani drug traffickers is, before they send any of the Western females with drugs, HIV viruses are injected in their bodies, so that, they would turn into a deadly liability for the Western societies. Rais Khan further told me that, some narcotic jihadist regularly hunt for a drug addict Western female to hire them for a night for a handsome amount. Once the female is with the man, she is offered heroin of such a quantity that she almost loses her consciousness. And, then the nasty narcotic jihadist pushes HIV germs in her body, which is most cases happens when she is deep asleep under the influence of narcotics.
Rais said, generally a Western female would get US$ 100 per night from a potential customer to have physical relations for the entire night, while if she will encounter a narcotic jihadist, he will offer her a two or three fold higher amount in order to completely allure her. In most of the bars and marijuana taking places in Kolkata and Mumbai, Western female hunter jihadists are found actively looking for their prey.
Alifjan revealed more worrisome information. Narcotic dealers are now a days taking the help of frozen fish exporters in trafficking drugs to Western countries. In most of the cases, heroin packets in special polythene sachets are placed inside the fish through their mouths, and because of the natural odor of the fish, even sensitive drug detecting machines fail to identify the existence of such drugs inside the fish consignments. Through this trick, more than one thousand kilograms of heroin are smuggled to Western and American destinations.
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is the editor and publisher of The Weekly Blitz, an English-language newspaper in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He is a journalist, columnist, author and Peace activist. He is the recipient of PEN USA Freedom to Write Award 2005, Recipient of American Jewish Committee Moral Courage Award 2006. He can be reached at: email@example.com
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