Wednesday, 10 August 2016

How To Make A Case Go Up In Smoke

If you or I had our house raided by police and they caught us with fake foreign tax stamps, tobacco and cigarettes worth more than £7,000 in unpaid duty and VAT, more than 5,000 smuggled cigarettes, £1,740 in cash, 34.5kg of tobacco (enough to make 690 counterfeit pouches of hand rolling tobacco) and cellophane wrappers and heat sealers, what do you think would happen to us?

I'll tell you.

We'd be getting a stripey suntan in Barlinnie jail, that's what would happen to us.

Yet when police discovered just that in a raid, the corrupt Crown office decided not to proceed with the case.

Why?

Well we don't know.

All we know is that they used one of their usual phrases which they always trot out when they 'mysteriously' don't want to prosecute someone.

A Crown office spokesman said “Having considered all the circumstances of this case, the Crown has taken the view that it is not in the public interest to continue the prosecution.”

So there you have it: "not in the public interest"

And that's where it ends.

Yip, like it or lump it, the corrupt Crown office get to say who gets prosecuted and who doesn't.

Once again the Crown office have shown us that they are nothing more than a corrupt motley crew who act as judge and jury BEFORE anyone gets near a judge and jury - and no one but no one can question their decisions. End of.

I wonder if any of the Procurator Fiscals involved in this case are smokers?