Evil plastic bags contributing to Marshall Islanders getting stoned (possibly)

Just when you thought that plastic bags couldn’t get any more evil, Newsie.co.nz have revealed that the insidious bags of death have been implicated in multiple cases of accidental drug trafficking into the tiny island nation of The Marshall Islands.

Kwajalein attol, expertly shaped to capture floating drug caches.

From the Newsie article. Quote.

A fisherman on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands got more than he bargained for when he pulled in his throw net last week.

It contained 48 Kg of plastic bags containing what is believed to be cocaine.

The haul of white powder was in professionally double-wrapped and taped plastic bags and could have a street value of about $US4 million.

The fisherman called local police, who secured the load of suspected drugs, according to Deputy Police Commissioner Robson Almen, who flew to Kwajalein to bring the suspected drugs to police headquarters in Majuro last week. End quote.

So that’s it then. We must start a petition immediately asking Cindy to ban the practice of using single-use plastic bags for wrapping drugs up! Only bio-degradable plastic bags or preferably a hemp substitute should be allowed for transiting cocaine etc.

Imagine the damage that could be done to a poor sperm whale if it ingested one of these plastic wrapped time-bombs? We would never hear the end of it.

Apparently, this isn’t the first time Marshall Islanders have located lost baggies etc on their shores. Between 2002 and 2018 at least eight incidences of washed up drugs or boats containing drugs have occurred.

Washed up cocaine in Marshall Islands 2016. Photo. Hilary Hosia

At least this time, the fisherman who found the 48kg’s of cocaine handed the entire find over to the police, unlike in the past when the find has disappeared for a while, only to emerge a little later having found its way into much smaller plastic bags that both locals and visitors alike are happy to pay $5 for. That must be the cheapest cocaine this side of Columbia! No wonder the local kids are happy and it gives them something to do after school each day. Treasure hunts are now the favourite pastime on the island, (possibly).

Marshallese boy smiling underwater next to coral reef and coconut trees lining the shore of Majikin Island, Namu atoll, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Pacific. Credit, Robertharding.com