Cannabis Plague Sweeps Britain: Scottish Police Say 90% of Perpetrators Are “South East Asian”Ninety percent of people arrested for the cannabis factory plague sweeping Scotland and elsewhere are of South East Asian origin, the Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced.
Speaking ahead of a campaign by the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA) to enforce a crackdown on the criminal activity, Mr MacAskill said that the “fact that so many of the individuals involved in cannabis cultivation are of South East Asian origin should not be seen as us targeting a community.
“Nine out of 10 of those arrested for these particular crimes are of South East Asian descent and it would be negligent if we refused to acknowledge that reality. But I hope that we will also get the support of those communities with family ties to that region of the world.”
The SCDEA campaign calls on people to report what it calls “telltale signs of cannabis factories” such as blacked-out windows and premises that appear unoccupied apart from visits from “people of South East Asian appearance.”
Mr MacAskill, a member of the fake “Scottish nationalist” party, went on to add that the cannabis plague was “fuel[ling] street-level crime in our communities and increases the fear of crime through the violence and intimidation used.
“It brings human misery to thousands of families through the harmful drugs they peddle — with cannabis most often the drug that starts people on that dark journey,” he said.
According to reports, Scotland’s police forces have seized £40 million of cannabis plants in the last few years, equivalent to enough plants to cover football pitches at Hampden, Ibrox and Parkhead.
The main perpetrators of this crime across Britain have been identified as Vietnamese.
In London, for example, the Metropolitan police have reported that “swaths of London are being overwhelmed by Vietnamese gangs flooding the streets with high-strength, home-grown cannabis.”
The gangs, who have also been linked to murders, people-smuggling and kidnapping, are making millions of pounds by renting houses from unsuspecting landlords and converting them into sophisticated cannabis farms.
In one London court, five separate cases involving Vietnamese drugs gangs were heard recently on the same day. One judge even complained he was having trouble telling the cases apart as he had dealt with so many in such a short time.
There are now almost 20 commercial cannabis factories being found by police every day, taking the total for 2009/10 to 6,886 — more than double the 3,032 discovered two years ago. This is more than eight times the annual average between 2004 and 2007.
More than 1.3 million plants worth an estimated £150 million were recovered in the past two years. Last year alone, police seized almost 750,000 plants with an estimated yield of £85 million, compared with more than 500,000 plants worth £65 million the year before
A report by chief constables says the gangs are growing so much cannabis that — for the first time — there is enough to start selling the drug overseas.
* Mr MacAskill’s party has been at the forefront of promoting immigration into Scotland and is therefore directly to blame for this disaster in that region.