I still find it baffling that a person who isn’t in the US, hasn’t been in the US, and still isn’t in the US can be arrested for crimes that are only crimes IN the US.
And does it matter where steroids are from as someone said? They are legal in Thailand. It would be like the RCMP to kick in Biotest’s door for mailing HOT-ROX to Canada because they have Yohimbe. Or the ATF to shut down a bar in Montreal because an 18 year old kick got drunk there but the age of majority is 21 back at his home…
huh? Happens all the time. If you’re selling your product or service in the u.s. illegally or otherwise facilitating a crime that ultimately occurs on u.s. soil, doesn’t matter where you are located, you can be arrested and prosecuted. [/quote]
For what charge? They weren’t selling their product or service IN the US, they were selling their product TO the US. A huge difference in my books. And all they did was mail items. They didn’t smuggle them in under the cloak of darkness in speedboats, or pack them with coffee in big crates.
I didn’t say it didn’t happen, I’m just confused that it does happen. My understanding that the laws of a country don’t apply to other countries.
I thought that was why websites had that whole disclaimer about knowing the laws of your country before ordering. The words being your country being key. Items get stopped at Customs in every country all the time, but they don’t send law enforcement back to that country to get the people, they just stop the product.
Even using steroids as an example, would it seem rational that after a US citizen gets stopped at the airport coming back from Thailand with some vials of Test for the US to send agents over to grab the pharmacist, drag him back,and charge him for committing a crime in the USA. Ludicrous but apparently an accepted practice.
And could you imagine if the roles were reversed? China sends a bunch of it’s top men over to the US to arrest certain vocal citizens for speaking out against the Chinese government’s policies and, thus, committing treason and inciting violence.