Pubdate: Thu, 17 Mar 2005
Source: Aldergrove Star (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 Central Fraser Valley Star Publishing Ltd.
Author: William Bradley


Editor, The Star:

According to RCMP Superintendent Janice Arm strong, quoted in the Feb. 10 
issue of The Aldergrove Star: "A large majority of grow-ops are linked to 
organized crime... Several raided last year had a Vietnamese gang 
connection. Despite that, a very small percentage of growers ever see the 
inside of a jail."

Can Armstrong support these claims that over 50 per cent (which would be a 
majority) have links to organized crime? I'd love to hear the quoted 
statistics as they are plainly listed as a minority, not a majority. I'd 
take anything Armstrong said with a grain of salt if this is what she 
passes off as facts.

Police wonder why the average Canadian doesn't believe them. This is 
exactly why.

William Bradley

Kitchener, Ontario 
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