Cannot happen here

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Spanish police has broken up a major Chinese criminal operation that illegally shipped Chinese products to Spain for distribution throughout Europe.

Spanish police chief Ignacio Cosido said authorities detained 83 suspected members of a crime syndicate in nationwide raids on homes and businesses. The suspects include 58 Chinese nationals, 17 Spaniards and eight other foreign nationals. Around 500 officers were involved in so called “Operation Emperor”.

The authorities believe the crime syndicate smuggled cheap Chinese goods into Spain, evading taxes and illegally transferring some of the proceeds back to China. The rest of the money is thought to have been laundered inside Spain through illicit activities such as prostitution. The detained suspects include prominent Madrid-based Chinese businessman and art gallery owner Gao Ping; Fuenlabrada city council member Jose Borras; and a Spanish porn actor Nacho Vidal.

The raids also led to the seizure of $15 million in cash, about 200 vehicles and a similar number of bank accounts.

A local Chinese business group as expressed concern that the breakup of the Chinese crime syndicate will tarnish the image of Spain’s Chinese community. The organization said most Chinese students and workers in the country are dedicated and honest people who are trying to help the Spanish economy recover.

Why cannot it happen here? Your choice: A – It is legal. B – Our police would not get the necessary permission from the Chinese authorities.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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4 Responses to Cannot happen here

  1. solo hans says:

    Not all criminals are equal. Some (Chinese) are left alone entirely, some (Thomson) get four years notice of a search warrant. It is a Labor world…

  2. Dressor says:

    Our police has better things to do.

  3. Bea says:

    Chinese crime in Australia? Impossible! Where you heard it, comrade?

  4. Onlin says:

    You should not blame the police for what is politicians’ problem.

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