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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 34-THE LETHBRIDOE Octobw Mountie risks life to crack drug ring OTTAWA (CP) The story of a young RCMP constable the Vancouver underworld. racket, touching the very syn- Tuesday of major narcotic ar- who, at daily risk to his life, Some of the evidence he prfr dicates that bring heroin from rests in Vancouver is the story worked his way to the top of vided on the West Coast drug the Far East, was told by ad- spint A five year old with the good taste to taste great. Canadian Spirit has been carefully aged and blended full mellow maturity. Get into the spirit of yourself to the mellowest five year old Spirit. Canadian Spirit A full five year old at a two year old price. miring officers here. From the start until the ar- rests five months though he had help from the large RCMP narcotic squad in it was the job for a loner. He had to buy from men so big in the rackets that they would not even consider'deal- ing in less than a pound. His name is being withheld until he appears as a witness in forthcoming trials. Of- ficials say racketeers would think nothing of having him murdered.. For five months, from last June, the man worked his way up in the Vancouver un- derworld until he hit the top. At those levels he started a few fixes of her- oin or "spoons" of cocaine, but one-pound lots and more. PAID CUT RATES These sell for up to on the street, although the constable got them at wholesale half. As one officer put it, its a cheap way to spend getting alleged bigwigs in the Oriental traffic into court. The constable's efforts re- sulted in warrants being issued for 25 persons, some allegedly -high in the inter- national drug syndicates, in Vancouver. Most had been arrested Tuesday night. Assistant Commissioner W. Pritchett, director of criminal investigation, said the man's work was "an ex- ceptional job." Only last week, as the Van- couver operation was being wound up, the assistant com- missioner was representing Canada at a meeting of drug enforcement representatives from Canada, France and the United States. The meeting expressed concern thafjan.in- creasing flow of "heroin was coming from thr "golden triangle" of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand through Van- couver." Commissioner Pritchett said at least for a time there is going to be a shortage of illicit drugs in British Columbia and jthe Prairies. Charged with trafficking in heroin are: Radomir Vlastic, 46, Vancouver; James Fran- McNMTara, couver; Fook Lay Tang, 48, Ko. couver; WiUJr Van- couver; James May 40, Van- Cana CARRINGTON DISTILLERS LIMITED WHERE DISTILLING IS STILL A LIVING ART. couver; Gordon Jung, couver; David Wong, 47, NoruV Vancouver, B.C. and Jack. Clinton McGrath, 58, Richmond, B.C. 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