August 12, 2013

Two Sentenced in "Taliban" Drug Smuggling Ring

These guys aren't Muslim and it looks like they had no other motive than to make money .... by helping the Taliban. For me, it doesn't really matter what your motives are in cases like this. Whether you help the Taliban because you are a true believer or just because you are getting paid, in the end what's the difference?

Now, to be fair, these guys weren't really helping the Taliban. They just thought they were. And they weren't running guns, just heroine (more precisely: thought they would be running heroine). So, I guess a four year prison sentence seems reasonable:

Two men on Monday were sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to help smuggle drugs into the United States on behalf of people they believed were part of the Taliban.

Martin Raouf Bouraima, 42, and Corneille Dato, 56, were among a group of seven men indicted in 2011 following an undercover investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration targeting drug trafficking out of West Africa.

Another of the co-conspirators got 5.5 years, and two more have yet to be sentenced.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:42 PM | Comments |