Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lick my hundred

In an indication of the strength of the drug cartels,
the majority of the paper money
in the US has traces of cocaine.

During the depths of the financial crisis, when the need for cash
was greatest, the banks turned to laundering drug money.

Used to be, if you wanted to lick your way to a high, you had to find a psycho-active toad.

Well, this is the old fashioned way to get more coke for your buck, with a strawbuck.

Keep some for later, deep in the money.

However, the main way that cash turns whiter than white is for it to be deposited in a bank.
Either bankers or their drug buddies will be shuffling the money back and forth.

IshitUnot: from Ask
Psychoactive toad is a name used for toads from which psychoactive substances from the family of bufotoxins can be derived. The skin and poison of Bufo alvarius (Colorado River toad or Sonoran Desert toad) contain 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin. Other species contain only bufotenin. 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin both belong to the family of hallucinogenic tryptamines. Due to these substances the skin or poison of the toads may produce psychoactive effects when ingested.

2  Observer
How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangsAs the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored

Ed Vulliamy

The Observer, Sunday 3 April 2011
A soldier guards marijuana that is being incinerated in Tijuana, Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AP

On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it, found 128 cases packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100m. But something else – more important and far-reaching – was discovered in the paper trail behind the purchase of the plane by the Sinaloa narco-trafficking cartel....