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Report: Former Head Of French Anti-Drug Police Accused Of Trafficking

Thierry speaks with the press after a 2011 cannabis bust
Thierry speaks with the press after a 2011 cannabis bust

PARIS — The former head of France's anti-drug trafficking agency has been accused of playing a central role in the smuggling of tons of cannabis into France, the Paris-based Libérationdaily is reporting.

François Thierry, who until recently headed the main agency charged with combating drug trafficking OCRTIS (Central Office for the Suppression of Illicit Drug Trafficking) is believed to have collaborated with one of Europe's drug traffickers, Sofiane H., who was Thierry's informant at the time, and thus under his legal protection.

A man who Libération identifies as Stéphane V., told the newspaper that in the spring of 2014 Thierry told him to stay in a villa in southern Spain to help transit more than 19 tons of cannabis from Morocco to France.

While serving between 2010-2015 as head of OCRTIS, the equivalent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.), Thierry was a frequent face on French media, often appearing with huge stashes of narcotics that had been confiscated by authorities.

Thierry, who was reassigned last year to an anti-terrorism unit of the French Interior Ministry, hasn't responded publicly to the allegations. The Ministry refused to comment.

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Is Disney's "Wish" Spreading A Subtle Anti-Christian Message To Kids?

Disney's new movie "Wish" is being touted as a new children's blockbuster to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. But some Christians may see the portrayal of the villain as God-like and turning wishes into prayers as the ultimate denial of the true message of Christmas.

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For the Christmas holiday season?

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Christians have always had a love-hate relationship with Disney since I can remember. Growing up in the Christian culture of the 1990s and early 2000s, all the Christian parents I knew loved watching Disney movies with their kids – but have always had an uncomfortable relationship with some of its messages. It was due to the constant Disney tropes of “follow your heart philosophy” and “junior knows best” disdain for authority figures like parents that angered so many. Even so, most Christians felt the benefits had outweighed the costs.

That all seems to have changed as of late, with Disney being hit more and more by claims from conservatives (including Christian conservatives) that Disney is pushing more and more radical progressive social agendas, This has coincided with a steep drop at the box office for Disney.

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