Iran’s Meth Empire


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The first explosion tore off the roof of a house. The bomb had been packed into a transistor radio with magnets to attach it to a car and ball bearings to shoot outward piercing bodies at high speed. Ball bearing bombs are favored by terrorists because they can cause horrifying injuries even with a small amount of explosives. But assembling bombs is tricky business and the terrorists had screwed up.

Saeid Moradi stumbled through a muggy Bangkok afternoon past colorful phone booths, knowing that the operation had gone wrong and that he had a limited window for reaching the airport, boarding a plane to Malaysia and then back to Iran. But the taxi did not stop. So Moradi threw one of his remaining bombs at it. He attempted to throw another one at the police, but instead blew off his own legs outside a school.

Mohammad Hazaei, one of the other terrorists, was stopped at the airport while waiting to board a flight to Malaysia. Masoud Sedaghatzadeh was arrested already in Malaysia, while Leila Rohani made it back to Iran. Their bombs had been intended for Israeli diplomats, and it was not the first Iranian backed act of terror against Israel in the country, but it was still startling.

Thailand suffers from Muslim terrorism and Bangkok does have a sizable number of Muslims, but the majority of its Muslim population is Sunni. Thailand Shiites, like many Shiites around the world, do act as agents of Iran, if there was any doubt about that it was quickly dispelled when Syedsulaiman Husaini, the leader of Shiites in Thailand, blamed the attack on MEK activists out to make Iran look bad, a talking point transparently coined in Tehran.

However Iran’s real presence in Thailand isn’t religious, it’s chemical. Iranian gangs and dealers prowl Bangkok plying their crystal meth and muscling out locals with a combination of aggressiveness and underselling. And Bangkok, for all its dangerous reputation, is only one stop on the express train of Iran’s meth empire.

Iranian drug rings are a sizable presence everywhere from Europe to Southeast Asia to the United States.  By the spring of last year, Thai authorities had already arrested their twentieth Iranian meth smuggler. The same story repeats itself in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma and Vietnam. Asia is no stranger to the drug trade, yet it’s being swamped by Iranian meth, Iranian meth labs and Iranian dealers.

In Japan, they were running meth labs, a rarity in the country, and the majority of those arrested on meth charges in the land of the rising sun were Iranians. That pattern too repeats itself in countries with hardly any Muslim populations, such as Korea. Forget oil, Iran is suddenly in the position of supplying the crystal meth needs of half of Asia.

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  • Whatsinaname

    Ah, yes, the beauty of Islam reaches every aspect of life all over the world. It turns human beings into drugged up, mindless drones delivering bombs, murdering without mercy everyone who happens to be in its path. This is just a portend of what life will be like under Sharia. Iran has one of the highest rates of drug addiction in the world. In Teheran, I believe, 40% of males are drug addicts. No wonder their population growth is now so low, they are not even able to replace themselves. And plenty of our politicians still think we can negotiate with them. Negotiate what?

    • jacob

      Since stupidity is bottomless, may I remind you that just after PEARL HARBOR, there were
      Congresspeople a la RON PAUL who suggested calling on JAPAN to find out whether the
      attack didn't happen by mistake….

      Rest assured RON PAUL would, same as OBAMA's insistence on negotiating with IRAN

  • jacob

    I was watching yesterday a video of an interview with a Muslim leader of BELGIUM, and he stated bluntly
    that there is not such a specimen as a DEMOCRATIC MUSLIM, comparing it with an oxymoron such as
    a Christian Jew or a Jewish Muslim….and that Islam and Sharia were given by GOD himself and it is what
    has to rule the world.
    (Comes to mind the cult idiots who call themselves JEWS FOR JESUS)
    So much for those who still believe that Islam is a religion of peace.

    Incidentally, it seems that if there is an European country ready to become Islamic, it is Belgium by 2020

    How about our good old USA ?????

    • Sebastian Andrew

      Comes to mind the cult idiots who call themselves JEWS FOR JESUS)

      The first DISCIPLES were JEWS FOR JESUS.

    • Guest

      Islam isn't "The Religion of Peace." More correctly, it is "The Religion of Piece(s); Mostly, Body Parts." Since 9/11, some 18,798 people have been slaughtered by ISLAMIC TERROR attacks. I put this in capitals because last year, Our Dear Leader (a.k.a. Obama) FORBID his ENTIRE CABINET from using the terms "Muslim Terrorist" or "Islamic Terror." So much for either Reality or Free Speech. He continues to thrash Israel/the Jews while trying to POLISH the image of Islam worldwide. He is sheer Poison for Israel and, ultimately America in my opinion. If he had a shred of real concern for this nation, he would NEVER, EVER have attempted to inflict himself on the nation for another 4 years of misery and rudderless incompetence.

    • mjazz
  • WilliamJamesWard

    The World is in a war against evil and Isam is one of the greatest part of this war to destroy all non-Islamists
    and even Muslims that do not go along with the teachings in the Koran to kill and destroy, they mark
    themselves for death. Political totalitarians of Marxism/Leftists/Socialists ilk and organized crime who tend
    to support facism are prevalent in every society where leftist and corrupt politicians, Judges and Police
    are paid to allow their activities. Somehow our problems boil down to the character of our people, the
    girly-man introduction in America, meterosexuals and other bizzare mutations of manhood all point to
    the destruction of man by the above vile entities. I think the end result will be the predicted wars and
    drastic measures for survival of the good will be a no prisoners necessity……..Showtime will be ugly.
    William

    • ruth anderson

      that is so true, i had to tweet it.

  • cassandra

    This is not part of a global mozlem plan to conquer all the Dar al Harb and impose sharia on the whole of the planet. A few Jews doing drug deals is a criminal activity, not political, as the proceeds of the Iranian drug business is to fill the pockets of the IRGC and keep money flowing in for jihad! FAIL!!

    • Schlomotion

      You go on. You tug that boat. Tug that boat that Israeli cocaine trade is just good clean fun and Islamic meth trade is dirty terrorism.

      • shmomotion

        the thing is shmo, you never seem to call out other countries when they commit all sorts of atrocities – and it's not just because you have it in for the Jews and Israel. It's because you were severely shortchanged in the balls department – you're a hater and a coward.

        • Zionista

          hey shmo! tell ya what – I'll give you one of my balls – that way we'll both have two!!!

        • Ghostwriter

          And you continue to act like an idiot. The Israelis don't want to murder Americans. Your beloved Muslims do. Get with the real world,Schlockmotion.

  • Ronald Johnston

    If this is true, the only solution is for Israel to make a sea of glass out of Iran and Syria!!!!

  • Whatsinaname

    Schlo, the first article you cite states that the cocaine was entering Israel, not leaving Israel for some other country, or hadn't you noticed that? So your implication that Israel is contributing to the world drug trade is ridiculous. Who knows who brought that stuff to Israel — maybe it was some arab or a disgruntled black guy in NY who thinks he's a "Hebrew Israelite". The other articles — the Chabad rabbi claims he was duped into transporting drugs. You seem to have inside information on this, hmmmm. The other two articles were already taken off the site but it seems to me that if the Israeli police seized the drugs, it couldn't have been an Israeli gov't plot. Re the rabbi and sex — well, if it is true, how does that implicate the Israeli gov't?

  • kentek

    Has anyone noticed that there are no meth labs in Singapore and probably no meth users either. How do they do that?

    • Captain America

      Easy. Anybody caught with drugs gets executed.

  • moonmac

    The Drug War makes Evil Men even more powerful. It will never end! Way too many people getting rich off it…

  • jearuiz01

    The same time he totally ignores the role covert and non-violent jihad plays in the Meth business, even though covert and non-violent jihad is employed by the Islamic world against the non-Islamic world astronomically far more prevalently and constitutes an exponentially far greater threat to the peace and security of the non-Islamic world relative to violent jihad. h

  • http://esetnodman32.blogspot.com/ nod32 Keys

    Mohammad Hazaei, one of the other terrorists, was stopped at the airport while waiting to board a flight to Malaysia.