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12-19-2003, 06:54 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Eastern Ontario
While most continue with the holiday cheer as above, I wonder if everybody missed this news item yesterday:
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COPS CRACK CASE
The RCMP seized over 28,000 bootleg trade rumours and arrested three people in a downtown location in Montreal last week.
"It's the biggest seizure ever in Canada," said Bill Robertson, president of the Trade Rumours Association of Canada. The bust is worth $1.20 and included trades of everyone from Wayne Gretzky to Patrice Brisebois as well as the recent Comrie deal to the Ducks. The illegal trade rumours were imported from Japan, Germany, Luxembourg, Ottawa, New York and Toronto, and sold for less than nothing, the RCMP said.
The RCMP started to investigate last December when a Canada Customs officer noticed suspicious packages addressed to 110% CRACK, a Montreal media outlet and popular place for acquiring bootleg material.
"So they opened them and found the rumours", said Sgt. Gilles Robert. Canada Customs called the RCMP and they gathered enough evidence to raid the place.
Michael Reese, who claims to be one of the arrested in the raid, told the Toronto Sun that the RCMP is wrong about the rumours.
"They don't know what they are doing...We will fight the case, absolutely".
Shocking, just shocking.
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