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77,040.  We’ve had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population.  (Imports & Pharmaceutics)  Thabo Mbeki

 

 

77,041.  I grew up in Chicago, and there was always snow.  In Los Angeles there never was, so we would always import snow!  (Imports & Los Angeles & Snow)  David Hasselhoff

 

 

77,042.  Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries.  The Government haven’t used the powers which they have for the benefit of the country.  (Imports & Unemployment & Ireland)  Eamon de Valera

 

 

94,800.  Reagan also introduced more import restrictions than the past six presidents combined; the percentage of local imports subjected to quota and restraint agreements doubled from 12 to 24 percent under Reaganite ‘conservatism’.  (Reagan & Imports)  Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy  

 

 

19,493.  [jaunty music] Liverpool.  A world city at the heart of the new county of Merseyside.  It’s a city full of contrasts.  A kaleidoscope of contradictions …  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  Liverpool Narcos I: Heroin ***** Sky Documentaries 2021, public information film

 

54,758.  We don’t class ourselves as being English: we’re the People’s Republic of Liverpool [laughs].   (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.  old lady in greenhouse

 

54,788.  We have a degree of accepted lawlessness here.  It’s like Cowboys and Indians.  They don’t follow the rules ‘’cause they’re outlaws … the epicentre of drugs … Welcome to Liverpool.   (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.  Comments

 

54,795.  What was it about Liverpool that made it such a big player in thee drug trade?  The docks?   (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.  Michael Showers, the boss  

 

54,798.  £30 a pound … The hard part was getting it off [ship].  Customs were very very alert in Liverpool.  Our firm had people who had relatives in senior positions.  And that was it.  It was just a matter of choosing the right time for them to take it off.  Then pass it over to our sales division.  And our sales division did their work.  And then when I came home, just counted the money.   (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.      

 

54,807.  Pleading guilty at 15 to something I hadn’t done was my greatest regret.  My greatest regret.  Because that started it all.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.      

 

54,814.  In the 80s a number of things conspired to bring brown smoke-able heroin to Liverpool … 47% of black workers unemployed, 43% of white workers [news clip] … No opportunities whatsoever … Young people wern’t of any value to society, or so they felt.  And then of course we had the Toxteth riots in ’81 … A visitor from the US came I n the 80s and said, This is like Beirut.  This is like bombed-out shell, a husk of a city and a number of other things …  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Unemployment & Addiction & Great Britain & Riots & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Smoking & Imports)  ibid.  Comments

 

54,815.  The game-changer was a cheap, high-grade smoking heroin became available.  It was from Pakistan.  And I’ve got Pakistani family.  So I immediately kind of seized the opportunity to capitalize on that.  Yeah.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Pakistan & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Smoking & Imports)  ibid.    

 

54,818.  Samples: if you went to source in Pershawa, you can buy a kilo over there for £2,500, 3K.  Yeah, and that would be 80-90%.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Pakistan & Addiction & Great Britain & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Smoking & Imports)  ibid.  

 

54,822.  It was like total destruction.  It spread like cancer.    Straightening out your foil, putting in your little bit of powder, at the corner where you wanted it.  Getting a little pleat in your foil.  Tilting it was little bit.  Your flame underneath the powder.  And then inhaling.  Everything seemed to slow down a bit.  You feel comfortably numb.  No more worries, no stress, nuttin’, just comfy.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Smoking & Addiction & Gangs: UK & Smoking & Imports)  ibid.  Billy Moore   

 

54,832.  It was an epidemic that happened in this city.  You know this city was flooded with narcotics.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Epidemic & Addiction & Gangs: UK & Smoking & Epidemic & Imports)  ibid.  

 

54,814.  Everyone’s on heroin?  How the hell did that happen?  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Epidemic & Addiction & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.  

 

54,815.  Operation Rainman surveillance … Suddenly, these guys were doing seriously well.  And flaunting it.  And that king of wrankled with us.  So we kind of took that personal.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Surveillance & Miscarriages of Justice & Epidemic & Addiction & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.  rozzers  

 

54,818.  This was the early ’80s.  You drove round in a white Rolls Royce?  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Surveillance & Miscarriages of Justice & Epidemic & Addiction & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid.  rozzers to Showers  

 

54,822.  So in 1983 the police tried to prosecute Michael Showers for the second time in short succession.  On this occasion is was for possession of a fire-arm, cannabis, and heroin.  The case collapsed in court.  And Michael Showers to this day maintains that the case was never legitimate against him.  In effect he was fitted up.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Surveillance & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Imports)  ibid. 

 

54,832.  British Customs subsequently bring the heroin into the UK.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Gangs: UK & Customs & Imports)  ibid.    

 

54,843.  Rozzer: You were convicted of smuggling heroin?  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Imports)  ibid.  

 

Showers: Yes, convicted on fabricated evidence by Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise.  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Imports)  ibid.  

 

54,848.  And he was sentenced to twenty years in prison.  Which for that amount of drugs was extraordinary … The system wanted to make an example of him …  (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Imports)  ibid.  

 

54,850.  In 1991 Michael went to prison for 20 years.  He served 10.  Then in 2010 he was arrested in Turkey and charged with intent to supply heroin internationally.  He denied the charges but was sentenced to 10 years in a Turkish prison.  He returned home to Liverpool in 2016.    (Liverpool & Heroin & Drugs & Gangs UK: Liverpool & Smuggling & Docks & Miscarriages of Justice & Imports)  ibid.