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U.S. authorities revealed yesterday that they arrested three Thai men and a Japanese yakuza organised crime leader in New York city on April 4 and 5. The men are accused of trafficking heroin and methamphetamine and attempting to acquire surface-to-air missiles for rebel groups in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Takeshi Ebizawa, Sompak Raksaranee, Somphop Sigsiri and Suksan Chulanan were arrested on drug and arms trafficking and money laundering charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The men have been under investigation by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Thailand since 2019 since they attempted to sell an undercover agent […]

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Takeshi Ebizawa - he's like some sci-fi RPG character from blade runner or what have you

"Yakuza boss tried to buy surface-to-air missiles stolen from military base in Afghanistan: NYC feds"

Is it just me or does this sound like 9-11 level disaster waiting to happen?

Is this confirming that the US military left equipment including portable M72 light anti-tank rocket launchers, M60 machine guns, and fully automatic rifles as well as some form of portable MANPADs?

Conspired to sell 500 kilograms of methamphetamine and 500 kilograms of heroin smuggled via rice and noodle boxes 😆. Sorry the thought of meth shipped in noodle boxes...


Anyone care to hazard a guess as too how long it is going to take for one of those manpads to down a commercial plane?


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 was a Thai air force general and that Thai native Sompak was a retired Thai military officer

Obviously nothing has changed in their working life since retirement from the Thai Military.

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They probably learnt how to do this from the CIA who were shipping planes loads to America during the Vietnam War, drugs one way, arms the other way. Probably why they were busted no CIA involvement.

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