Will Barbados Government Let Rich Crack Cocaine And Heroin Smugglers Back Into Our Country?

(Hans & Eva Rausing photo used with permission: Copyright – www.donfeatures.com)

The Rausings Do Look A Little Zapped, Don’t They?

Meet two of the Barbados super-rich: Hans and Eva Rausing. Net worth just over US$11 Billion and owners of the most expensive home on Barbados.

And, oh yes, Eva was arrested attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the American Embassy in London. Then Hans was arrested at his home for possession of crack cocaine and heroin.

Well… what do you expect from two poor little rich kids who met in a drug rehab clinic?

You KNOW what would happen to you or me if we got caught trying to smuggle heroin into the US Embassy.

Even money says that these two crack-heads will soon be watching the polo ponies again on Bim.

Darling… life is just sooooooo boring, don’t you know?

Daily Mail: Drugs and the billionaire Tetra Pak couple who have got so much money they don’t know what to do with it

Afterthought By Robert…

Contrast the self-indulgent behaviour of the Rausings with that of so many of the wealthy folks who come to Barbados and do some good here and around the world. As an example I’m primarily thinking of millionaire philanthropist Peter Allard of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary fame who was sorely abused by the last government. We haven’t heard much about the Nature Sanctuary lately. Perhaps one of our readers can provide an update?

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37 responses to “Will Barbados Government Let Rich Crack Cocaine And Heroin Smugglers Back Into Our Country?

  1. xenophobe chick

    Possession of crack cocaine and heroin in Barbados.

    When I do it – 10 years minimum.

    When they do it – 2 hours community service cleaning polo pony droppings.

  2. Straight talk

    Could it be true they got Greensleeves by wiping the charlie from their noses?

  3. littleboy

    Eva, Hans, Bo, Jack, and a lot more like them are all on drugs.

    The trouble is that we have depended on the “wealthy” for our foreign exchange dollars. It is one of the evils that come with tourism dependence.

    Remember Paul & Linda Mc Cartney…Jerry Hall???
    Maybe we can renovate St Joseph Hospital as a rehab centre and aim for the “wealthy crack-heads.
    Whatever happens, I cannot see the government preventing a tourist, who has been convicted in another jurisdiction , from entering Barbados. However, if they do it here, we must treat them the same way we treat our citizens.

  4. reality check

    everything in balance BFP

    to be fair

    regardless of addictions, the Rausings have done much for Barbados

    Everyone assumes that money can buy happiness and peace of mind but often it brings boredom and trouble.

    They need to role up their sleeves and do more good works after they come out of drug rehab. There are so many good things that could be done with their money. Time’s a wasting.

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    BFP says,

    Fair enough, RC. We don’t know much about the Rausings. If they are the kind of people who really have a heart for others then we wish them well. If this causes them to rethink their lives and how much good they could do if they only became serious about the opportunities and resources that God has given them, we wish them well too.

    Some folks take a long time to grow up, an some never do. And by “growing up” I mean being responsible and caring and trying to do the best one can every day.

    But when you are fool enough to take crack and heroin into the US Embassy in a post-9/11 world… you have to take some heat! ;-)

    So we’ll forgive them, but they gotta take the heat, fix themselves up and then do something with their lives if they want our respect.

  5. BFP

    BFP says,

    Fair enough, RC. We don’t know much about the Rausings. If they are the kind of people who really have a heart for others then we wish them well. If this causes them to rethink their lives and how much good they could do if they only became serious about the opportunities and resources that God has given them, we wish them well too.

    Some folks take a long time to grow up, an some never do. And by “growing up” I mean being responsible and caring and trying to do the best one can every day.

    But when you are fool enough to take crack and heroin into the US Embassy in a post-9/11 world… you have to take some heat! ;-)

    So we’ll forgive them, but they gotta take the heat, fix themselves up and then do something with their lives if they want our respect.

  6. Permres

    Reading the Daily Mail link, it seems that the Rousings are philanthropists. They also appear to have a commitment to rehabilitation from drugs, well, at least Mrs. Rousing. Barbados may well be the ideal place for them to come, in all respects. Keep up the good work, BFP, in exposing drug abuse. Are there any other scandals that we ought to know about regarding VIPs? (Well, I think we all know about A. Owen’s problem!!)

  7. Krzysztof Skubiszewski

    I seem to know less about the Rausings than anyone here – never heard the name until yesterday – and I’m not doubting they are perfectly charming, generous philanthropists.

    I don’t mind that they are snorting blow. (And free-basing or shooting-up?) What goes on behind closed doors, etc.

    What worries me is that she was caught with crack cocaine and heroin entering a US embassy. And similar drugs were found at their home.

    And if you and/or I did it we’d be sharing a cell with General Noriega or worse. Does the name Guantanamo ring a bell?

    My concern is this. If they get off Scot-free and are allowed to travel unhindered to Barbados and wherever else what’s the point of the totally-ineffective “War on Drugs” when all you have to say is “I’m sorry and it won’t happen again?”

  8. Hants

    BFP please visit Greensleeves beach and see what a lovely concrete barrier to the beach has been “contributed”.

    It is a very well built wall that is built at 0 metres from the sea and therefore no beach.

    Whatever to TCP regs that used to say 30 Metres above the High water mark?

    Anyhow BFP does anyone remember which Barbadian then an attorney for the defence said that “artist or musicians need dope to give them an extra edge when performing?

    BFP doan mind these fools. At least we former PM could SEE THRU the good stuff except you should not hit it too heavy. A drink or two is enough.

  9. Hants

    reality check says

    “regardless of addictions, the Rausings have done much for Barbados.”

    I have heard the same said about the Drug dealers who provide money to the poor.

    I have also been told that the Paros around Bridgetown are like that because of drug addiction.
    Guess they are in rich company.

    Better check and see if any young locals have “benefitted”from these rich Pillantropists.

    BFP doan ease up.

    Who were the defence lawyers for Jerry Hall and the McCartneys at their trials in Barbados?

  10. Hants

    BFP no problem with your moderation but you will find some interesting leads in my comments.

    ****************
    BFP says

    Hi Hants,

    It was the word “drug” that got you into moderation. That is one of the words because of all the drug/viagra spams that need to be blocked.

  11. Krzysztof Skubiszewski

    Hants – About Greensleeves beach.

    This is taken word for word from a recent BU topic. Posted by NO MORE MARINAS EVER.

    “What Barbados doesn’t seem to know? Sea walls built to protect private property are now banned in most countries. Reason? They f***k-up the natural progression of sandy beaches. The sea brings sand in. And takes it out. And brings it in again. Been happening for zillions of years. Now, if you build your wall to protect your investment (and keep locals away) the sea can’t bring the sand back in so it takes it and dumps it somewhere else. And you lose your beaches. Sound familiar?

    So remember, Barbados. The sturdier your sea walls the smaller your beaches. The choice is yours.”

  12. Pat

    It is a beautiful property. However, there are about 6 security cameras along the sea wall and in trees bordering the ocean. The sea wall has sharp spikes shaped like spears on top at about 6 inch intervals. I went walking there from Mullins while on vacation last year. At high tide, there is no beach fronting the property. The gate exits from the property to the beach at Gibbs. Miserable rich folks. Imagine a $75 million Barbados house? More money than sense.

  13. Ahm..speaking about drugs…has anyone ever seen a news item or column written by Rickey Singh about the scourge of drugs in Barbados or the Caribbean?…at any time?

  14. Hants

    If these people were from another Caribbean country, what kind of treatment would they get.

    This is a very interesting topic. I bet these people will simply buy justice as they go through life and may even get a Knighthood for their Philantrophy.

    Then they can join those highly esteemed citizens of the world like Sir Paul,Sir Elton and Sir Michael.

    BFP any luck with coming up with the defence lawyer who said “entertainers need drugs to enhance their performances” or something to that effect?

    Does anyone remember who were the lawyers for the afore mentioned persons?

  15. bp

    Arthur Conan Doyle et al. The Rausings practically built Verdun House.

  16. Hants

    bp says “The Rausings practically built Verdun House.”

    Please inform all paros and other users that they can redeem themselves by giving 10 cents a year to charity.

    It would equal the percentage of the Rausings wealth given to charity.

    We arrest people in Barbados for swearing in public. Reggae artists draw a huge Police presence to concerts to check for smokers and bad language.

    You can snort like a pig all day everyday as long as you are Rich.

    Let us accept that the Rich buy privilage in Barbados and around the world but don’t try to turn these khrac heads into saints.

    If they really want to do something to redeem themselves let them dig down the Guard wall and restore the beach and drainage at “Greensleves” for a start.

  17. Rumplestilskin

    Slug: Are you being naughty?

  18. bp

    Hants, I meant nothing of the sort. I just stated the fact that they have donated millions to Verdun House.

  19. littleboy

    This nonsense about “philantropists” annoys me!!!

    Pablo Escobar “looked after” an entire city but was still condemned for his drug running. Who the hell are the Rausings that they are “soft soaped”???
    We cannot penalize them in Barbados for offences committed in the UK, but, we can surely raid their heavily gated and secured property at Greensleeves.
    In fairnes to them, I walked on the beach side and the “sea wall” has a concrete pathway which enables others to walk from the south end of Gibbs beach to Lower Carlton.There was a similar wall existing thre before. All they did was reinforce it and widen the pathway.
    As for the beach behind Greensleeves, it was only a strip that appeared during the extreme low tide periods…similar to that behind the Speightstown esplanade.
    But getting back on point; What would the Americans have done with a Bajan who committed a similar offence as Eva?

  20. littleboy

    Can any one guess who gave the Owen Arthur administration money to complete Arlington House Museum in Speightstown???

    YES!!! HANS K RAUSING, ef yuh please!!!

  21. xenophobe chick

    People who give money to politicians to complete pet projects always want something in return.

    Maybe not today and not tomorrow but the day comes when the marker needs to be cashed-in.

    Like when sons and daughters run afoul of the authorities as they inevitably do and a quick phone call heals all.

  22. NO MORE MARINAS EVER

    Thank you for quoting me above.

    How did a blog involving rich Barbados residents smuggling illegal drugs into a US embassy morph into a debate about sea walls and beach access?

    Because you can’t have one without the other.

    (Rich and sea walls, I mean.)

  23. 106

    Both Rausings have had a long “affair” with cocaine and in fact met in Rehab many years ago. Judging by Mrs. Rausings “fragile” appearance, I would hazard to guess that her “old love” has returned. I suspect you’d already have to be in a coke haze to even contemplate taking drugs into the U.S. emabassy. When the police raided the Rausings U.K. home they found an additional 2000.00 pounds sterling worth of cocaine.
    I can’t help but wonder how carefully screened Mr. & Mrs. Rausing are at GAIA as I have no doubt that their “love triangle” continues while vacationing in Barbados. Is it possible that someone is being paid to look the other way?

  24. Hants

    106 says,
    I can’t help but wonder how carefully screened Mr. & Mrs. Rausing.

    Tourist and Rich people do not get screened. Barbados is a Tourist Destination.

    People most likely to be bringing in Goods over their limit are randomly search.Guess who they are.

    If we had Drug sniffer dogs like they do in Toronto then there could be problems for some.

  25. Hants

    Sorry BFP. I used the D word again.

    *******************

    BFP says,

    No problem old friend. It only means you have to wait until Cliverton crawls out of bed at 4pm or so.

    Except that Robert was here to save the day.

    Clive…? You alive? Or you still “busy” from last night? ;-)

  26. Shona Not Sign In

    Cliverton not alone last night wen I see he leave! :-)

  27. Hants

    Can’t wait to hear your comments on the St.Albans window to the sea.

    Good job adding West Coast blog BFP

  28. Hants

    BFP they trying to “steal your thunder”.

    NationNews Editorial
    “First 100 days almost up”

    “WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED in 12 days?

    That’s the big question many Barbadians are asking as the clock ticks down on the first 100 days since the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) won the January 15 general election. ”

    http://www.nationnews.com/editorial/319109878692286.php

    BFP it truly amazes me that that Mainstream Media organisation all of a sudden find the Testicular fortitude to attack the Government by following your lead.

    They still try to cover their nether regions by writing this
    “But the reality is, even if Government does not have much to report, the fact that it has stuck its necks out to address issues with some degree of urgency is commendable.”

    Prehaps they will tell us “We did friten fuh Owing”.

    Some of us won’t forget BFP.

    This is facinating given that the Advocate has declared their unequivocal support for the Current Administration.

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    BFP says

    Hello Hants,

    Clive here. I am writing a short article on the Nation’s disgusting editorial.

    And yes Shona, breakfast is being cooked. ;-)

  29. J

    Littleboy says “all they did was reinforce it and widen the pathway” But Littleboy that is precisely the problem. We do not need anymore CONCRETE BEACHES. And “what would the American Embassy have done?” The same. Call the local police. Embassies, American or otherwise can repel threats to their building or staff, but cannot actually arrest anybody. The local police, in this case the U.K police had to do the arresting. And local procecutors have to press charges, and local courts have to do the trials, and local juries have to convict or not. Embassies have no jurisdiction outside of the Embassy. Would the Barbados police and procecutors have acted the same as the British did? Any police or prosecutors out there with answers?

    And Hants we do have sniffer dogs at the airport. Where have you been living? Long ago in the 20th century my 7 year old pointed this out to me. The dogs have been there for years . Before the airport was rebuild if you were 7 and short and curious you would have stoupped down to watch the baggage coming into the building from outside and you would have seen the sniffer dogs doing their work. I doubt that the Rausings bring their own drugs to Barbados. Drugs are so plentiful in Barbados it makes no sense lugging your own across the Atlantic. The Rausings have to have suppliers right here on this good old rock we call home. As we all know most of the cocaine and crack and marijuana comes in to Barbados by sea. I wonder what the Barbados police would find if they used this Daily Mail front page story to show that they had reasonable and probable cause to search the Rausings west coast house for controlled substances? But will the police search? Are raids ever carried out on multi-million west coast houses? If we did not know before now we know that rich west coast house owners use controlled substances.
    Note that according to newspaper reports Eva was going to the Embassy for a party or a passport renewal. Short errands that may take an hour or two at most. If she cannot do without her controlled substances for an hour or two, how does she manage the 8 hour trek across the Atlantic? Does anybody ever search the private jets?

    And finally, Eva is a truly ugly woman and Hans looks stupid. If I looked like those two I’d need controlled substances too to help me get through the day.

  30. Pat

    J:

    “And finally, Eva is a truly ugly woman and Hans looks stupid. If I looked like those two I’d need controlled substances too to help me get through the day.”

    thanks for the laugh. Personally, I would get rid of all my mirrors, if I looked like they. The problem is that they are the idle rich. Hans has never worked a day in his life. He lives off his trust fund set up by his father. When you do not have to work for anything in life, you always think that you are missing out on something. So you turn to drugs to get what they think they are missing. In reality the only thing they are missing is the worry and stress we ordinary folks experience.

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  32. Anonymous

    WHAT HAPPENED TO JACK DON’T WANT ME TO BATHE ON MY BEACH. SINCE WHEN THEY LETTING PEOPLE PUT UP WALLS. I HAVEN’T LIVED IN BARBADOS FOR THIRTY YEARS. SOMEBODY PLEASE UPDATE ME.

  33. Anonymous

    DOES ANYONE HAVE A LINK TO THIS HOUSE SO I COULD SEE WHAT THIS WALL LOOKS LIKE. BY THE WAY, THE BIAS IS WORLDWIDE.

  34. Anna

    I know more about the Rausing family than any of you here, I can safely assume.

    Which is why you can fully trust me in supplying you with this information:

    Yes, Hans K and Eva both have a drug problem, which they have been battling with for the majority of their lives. It is an extremely sensitive issue in their family, due to the fact that they are one of the richest in the world.

    Although they have committed bad things, they are most certainly not bad people. They single handedly set up a drug clinic on the island. which has helped many people, and constantly donate to museums and schools and churches.

    And that is in the tiny island of Barbados alone. So before we judge these generous people. who have four children, remember what they have done, and what they can do, with love and support.

    Anna

  35. Please Just Listen

    These parents have children! four beautiful kids, they were taken 4 years ago and given to their aunt but haven’t come back and I know that they are suffering. so this has to stop here, the youngest one was only 6 when he was taken! please just listen these kids need a home and the only way they will get one and be happy is if we do something now

  36. Newbie

    The East coast has its fair share of powder users too, Check out a certain restaurant in Bathsheba.
    If you have money in Barbados you have a fair chance of getting away with practically anything, provided you are willing to pay for the privilege.

    JUSTICE IS FOR THE WEALTHY

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