was called and soon after the customs and police, along with their drug
sniffing dogs, arrived to assess the situation. The dock was immediately
shut down. As more pipes where checked, it became obvious that they
also contained this same white powder. The dogs were directed to sniff
around all the pipes but did not react to the powder. Some time later the
police asked the Chinese man in charge what all this powder was in the pipe.
His reply was “Oh the powder is (some long name was given) that is used
in the pipe to keep it dry and keep it from rusting”. After all this
commotion it was found that this "powder" was not drugs as originally thought.
|Created 8 February 2003||
Last Updated 8 February 2003