Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thank heavens, we are a little safer from cheese smugglers

It seems I was wrong and the "tough on crime" program is working!

Story here

A Canadian police officer was among three people charged as the country's authorities announced they had busted a major cheese-smuggling ring.

A joint US-Canadian investigation found C$200,000 of cheese and other products were illicitly brought over the border into southern Ontario.

The smugglers sold large quantities of cheese, which is cheaper in the US, to restaurants.


The Rat said...

Have you shopped in the States, James? Cheese is significantly cheaper and there is much wider variety available. Anytime you artificially restrict access to an item you will create a demand. I can understand restricting access to drugs but what's the deal with cheese?

Two words - Supply management

Anonymous said...

Looks like the big cheese in this operation will be doing 2 years in the cooler just like his cheese did.

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Anonymous said...

Yes, but what kinds of cheese should Canadians be tough on?

James C Morton said...

Rat, you have my point. I am joking!