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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

Canada cheese-smuggling ring busted - policeman charged

Source: BBC

A Canadian police officer was among three people charged as the country's authorities announced they had busted a major cheese-smuggling ring.

A joint US-Canadian investigation found C$200,000 (125,600) of cheese and other products were illicitly brought over the border into southern Ontario.

The smugglers sold large quantities of cheese, which is cheaper in the US, to restaurants, it is alleged.

The other two men charged were civilians, one a former police officer.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19751695



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Reply Canada cheese-smuggling ring busted - policeman charged (Original post)
Bosonic Sep 2012 OP
MrScorpio Sep 2012 #1
Bosonic Sep 2012 #4
tanyev Sep 2012 #2
CrazyOrangeCat Sep 2012 #7
IthinkThereforeIAM Sep 2012 #3
Submariner Sep 2012 #19
slackmaster Sep 2012 #5
CreekDog Sep 2012 #6
Berlum Sep 2012 #8
valerief Sep 2012 #9
SkyDaddy7 Sep 2012 #31
valerief Sep 2012 #34
yellowcanine Sep 2012 #10
Art_from_Ark Sep 2012 #11
Throckmorton Sep 2012 #15
Art_from_Ark Sep 2012 #16
HereSince1628 Sep 2012 #17
XemaSab Sep 2012 #22
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2012 #32
Throckmorton Oct 2012 #42
OrwellwasRight Sep 2012 #12
BadGimp Sep 2012 #30
tech3149 Sep 2012 #13
eggplant Sep 2012 #14
central scrutinizer Sep 2012 #18
Historic NY Sep 2012 #20
tabasco Sep 2012 #21
Megahurtz Sep 2012 #23
kentauros Sep 2012 #24
Kali Sep 2012 #25
longship Sep 2012 #26
OrwellwasRight Sep 2012 #38
whistler162 Sep 2012 #40
longship Sep 2012 #41
trouble.smith Sep 2012 #27
Thor_MN Sep 2012 #28
zazen Sep 2012 #29
OrwellwasRight Sep 2012 #37
dipsydoodle Sep 2012 #33
FrodosPet Sep 2012 #35
OrwellwasRight Sep 2012 #39
Marrah_G Sep 2012 #36
LisaL Oct 2012 #43
randome Oct 2012 #44
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #45
KamaAina Oct 2012 #46

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:22 PM

1. I wonder who had to cut it nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:24 PM

4. Probably...

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:23 PM

2. Gouda work!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

7. Ha!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:23 PM

3. But what about the Canadian Bacon?


... RIP John Candy.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:05 PM

19. Cheese getaway truck caught on video

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:27 PM

5. Let me know when they catch the REAL crooks - The Maple Syrup Rustlers

 

That was the crime of the century.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:40 PM

6. What an adorable country!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:55 PM

8. The dirty rats

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:59 PM

9. Pretty cheesy contraband. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:24 AM

31. YOU WIN!!!

It really is a "cheesy" form of contraband...I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I saw the picture of the cheese laid out like kilos of meth with the US Customs & Border Patrol sign sitting next to it to show how proud they were of their work! LOL!

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:59 AM

34. Thank you, thank you. Don't forget to tip your waitress. nt

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:10 PM

10. Cheese Whiz!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. If the cheese is being smuggled into Canada,

what would the US Customs and Border Protection have to do with the case?

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:24 PM

15. I believe it is a border treaty thing with the Dominion of Canada.

As a part of the unfortified border and trade treaties, the US agrees to assist in preventing smuggling into Canada and vise versa.

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Response to Throckmorton (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

16. It still doesn't make any sense to me

It isn't smuggling until it's taken into another country illegally. The cheese was bought legally in the US and if it was in the US when it was confiscated, then the cheese was still legal.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:17 PM

17. The whey this was done bothers you?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

22. It curda been done differently

n/t

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:40 AM

32. Which story says cheese was confiscated in the US?

Or, for that matter, why did you mention "US Customs and Border Protection" in #11? I can't see them in either the BBC story, or the CBC one they link to. The BBC just talk about a "joint US-Canadian investigation", and CBC has:

The cheese-smuggling investigation stems from information gathered from a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrest in April of Niagara Regional Police Service Const. Geoffrey Purdie in Buffalo on charges of conspiracy to smuggle more than half a million dollars in anabolic steroids and other drugs into Canada.

According to U.S. court documents, a joint Border Enforcement Task Force has been using surveillance and at least one confidential informant in an ongoing probe into the steroid allegations of Purdie and others, including civilians.


It seems drug smuggling, in either direction, is a legitimate concern of border enforcement, to me.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:23 AM

42. Preparing to smuggle is an inchoate offense,

Conspiring to commit a crime is in itself a crime.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:13 PM

12. Hey, that's nacho cheese!

Bring it back!

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Response to OrwellwasRight (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:31 AM

30. good one

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:16 PM

13. I say it's time we start making more of our own cheese

Why smuggle something you can make yourself? It's a shame it takes about 5 gal of milk to make a pound of cheese. Fortunately I can get it fresh from the farm and pay about 30% more than they would get from the processor, which is about half what I would pay at the store. I think I figured it at about $3.60/lb a few years ago.
I don't think I could live without cheese, and bread, and bacon, or the occasional steak, corn on the cob, or fresh homegrown tomatoes.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:16 PM

14. It was smuggled inside huge bales of marijuana. The cheese smell tipped off the dogs. n/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:57 PM

18. I am fromaged at this

nfm

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:34 PM

20. Ah its mutz (mozzarella)...no wonder.

you just can't make pizza with cheddar. I do enjoy "old Canadian cheese" & cherry whiskey which my friends bring over

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

21. The horror.

Good thing we have well-paid government agents to prevent this kind of thing.

Nothing less than A War on Cheese can stop this scourge!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 11:33 PM

23. LOL n/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:35 AM

24. I've found one of the buyers:



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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:52 AM

25. BWAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!

those wacky Canadians!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:03 AM

26. The horror of running a cheese shop in Moose Factory, ON

I mean, have you ever really tried to get Venezuelan Beaver Cheese on James Bay?


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Response to longship (Reply #26)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:03 PM

38. One of my favorites sketches!

Not much call for it?

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Response to longship (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:22 AM

40. With a branch in beautiful downtown

Moosonee where the streets are always sanded! Very beautiful country up that way, took the Ontario and Northland out of Toronto one year to Moosonee.

Have you had their Moose Head Cheese?

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #40)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:43 AM

41. Or the Polar Bear Express out of Sault Ste Marie.

The Algoma Central Railroad. I remember the home made films of a world traveller on Detroit's channel 4, hosted by George Perot (sp?), in the fifties who travelled up there. The railroad would dump you off at any milepost, and if you stood by the track, they would pick you up, even with your canoe.

It went from the Soo to James Bay and was frequently used by trappers and sportsmen.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:03 AM

27. Cheese smugglers. My God, what has the world come to?

 

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:14 AM

28. Cheeses could be walking right across Lake Superior from Wisconsin to Ontario

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:11 AM

29. blessed are the cheesemakers

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Response to zazen (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:02 PM

37. That's obviously not mean to be taken literally.

It refers to all manufacturers of dairy products.





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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:08 AM

33. Misread that and thought it said Canada Geese

I thought They lay about 18 eggs at at time and a gang of that lot can be a real frigging nuisance when you're fishing. Anyone wanting the entire UK stock of those birds is welcome - they are officially classed as pests here now.

That is not to say I would personally harm even one of them.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:16 AM

35. Legalize cheese

If cheese were legal and readily available, then there would not be any financial incentive for organized crime.

Legalize it, and put a large tax on it to pay for recovery programs.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #35)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:04 PM

39. ROTFLMAO

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:20 AM

36. LOL !

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:25 AM

43. Crime of the century right here.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:52 AM

44. "Is that a limburger in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:03 AM

45. Blessed are the cheese smugglers

 

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:23 PM

46. Cheese it! The cops!

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