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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Where The Phones Went

Major drug ring bust:
Federal agents arrested more than 130 alleged drug traffickers from coast to coast Tuesday who U.S. officials said smuggled heroin from Mexico and offered phone-up home delivery like a takeout pizza shop.
Very modern business strategies:
Among other marketing strategies, the gang preyed on recovering heroin addicts. It sent street dealers out from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and operated outside methadone clinics where addicts receive treatment.

Packaging a quarter to half a gram of heroin in balloons for convenience, the dealers would offer addicts two free balloons if they bought two balloons.
Darn! Sales incentives! I wonder if they had sales rallies? The heroin was brought in from Mexico, and cash was smuggled over the border in cars.

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