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poolhustler1001

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Hi Everybody, I read a post from two years ago from a fellow member. I would like to try and update this post and information. Is there anyone out there that travels a lot, such places as Taiwan, Asia, Mexico, Canada? This fellow member said he use to go to Taiwan and purchase his meds. He said he could either get most stuff over the counter or simply go to a doctor.

Here is my question for my fellow members:

What countries can you travel to and purchase most, if not ALL medications?

Is it easy to access the medications in these countries?

Is it a simple thing to purchase most things over the counter?

Or do you need to go to a doctor during your visit?

If successful at getting your medications, how hard is it to leave the country? Do they inspect your luggage for extra medications?

I know it's a lot to ask, but I am hoping someone out there may do this through traveling personally or through their job.

Thanks,
 
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@poolhustler1001
I'm not too sure you're going to get too many responses in the open forum asking about purchasing "ALL medications (including narcotics)" while traveling.
Nor do I think anyone is going to post their secrets for getting said meds back into the US where anyone (read LE or otherwise) can see it.

Come on... and I have to say it.... weren't you the one suggesting tighter controls in the forum?
JMHO of course.
 
SoAndSo is not walking into that trap and answering ANY of those questions. I'm just sayin'. And yes I just spoke in 3rd person simply for the hell of it.

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Seems like a very expensive way to buy pills.

And extreme!

I'm starting to think some of these, if not all, are jokes?!?! I will be keeping a close eye on one of my favorite shows on the Discovery Channel "Locked-Up Abroad" for the hustla'.
Football season is coming around so it's appropriate to say this. .. "Come On Man"!
 
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Hi Everybody, I read a post from two years ago from a fellow member. I would like to try and update this post and information. Is there anyone out there that travels a lot, such places as Taiwan, Asia, Mexico, Canada? This fellow member said he use to go to Taiwan and purchase his meds. He said he could either get most stuff over the counter or simply go to a doctor.

Here is my question for my fellow members:

What countries can you travel to and purchase most, if not ALL medications (including narcotic's)?

Is it easy to access the medications in these countries?

Is it a simple thing to purchase most things over the counter?

Or do you need to go to a doctor during your visit?

If successful at getting your medications, how hard is it to leave the country? Do they inspect your luggage for extra medications?

I know it's a lot to ask, but I am hoping someone out there may do this through traveling personally or through their job.

Thanks,
You sound like a customs agent..IMO of course.
 
You sound like a customs agent..IMO of course.

I honestly mean no disrespect in any way but i have to agree with @Roz @SoAndSo, you are asking some very sensitive questions.

And to add why on earth would you want to go OS to buy pills, it is just not worth it. On the other hand if you work OS on a regular basis then that is a different story. As for narcotics you would be crazy to even contemplate trying to buy then bring them back, because that is a lot of legal pain that is just begging to happen. Why would you risk such a thing.

I honest to goodness mean no disrespect but Daaayyummnnn....
 
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Lol @MoonShade and @snowy you both keep cracking me up, sheeesh you both have one heck of a sense of humor. :D Can not stop giggling here. :D

Oh well time for me to start cooking lunch mum, and his Royal Highness "My Dad" are feeling like something a little exotic today. Sheesh for once i wish dad would just order a couple of toasted ham and cheese sandwiches "with the crust cut off of-course" because he is not allowed the crust whilst on a bag.

Let the cooking begin!

Pfffft
 
I know that was a great post, @Bouba. I just wish I knew what you were talking about. Maybe Mum and Dad should do some of this traveling poolhustler mentions. Apparently, there's all sorts of exotic to be had for the taking and slipping through customs!

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@taralumia Sorry you didn't understand me, i am guilty many a time of been very vague. But once dad gets over the two operations he had for cancer, travel is exactly what they will do....they both deserve it after the hell they have been through.

We just have our fingers crossed it does not come back and the doctors have put it to rest. Here's hoping. :)
 
@Bouba, so sorry about the cancer. I hope it is gone for good now. You could very easily be a certain relative of mine. His father is going through cancer treatment, and when he's feeling up to it they do travel---extensively! His parents love to cook everything from gourmet food to down-home barbeque. Your parents (and his) do deserve all the good times they can get!
 
Hi Everybody, I read a post from two years ago from a fellow member. I would like to try and update this post and information. Is there anyone out there that travels a lot, such places as Taiwan, Asia, Mexico, Canada? This fellow member said he use to go to Taiwan and purchase his meds. He said he could either get most stuff over the counter or simply go to a doctor.

Here is my question for my fellow members:

What countries can you travel to and purchase most, if not ALL medications?

Is it easy to access the medications in these countries?

Is it a simple thing to purchase most things over the counter?

Or do you need to go to a doctor during your visit?

If successful at getting your medications, how hard is it to leave the country? Do they inspect your luggage for extra medications?

I know it's a lot to ask, but I am hoping someone out there may do this through traveling personally or through their job.

Thanks,

Sir/Ma'me
(I have not a clue to which you are nor do I want to know)

While I sense that you are making a genuine attempt at becoming a senior member by starting threads and making posts ; the answers you seek in this thread can only be answered by someone that's possibly a very frequent traveler to exotic places and has the brass balls to attempt smuggling into this country.

I really don't think you will find anyone here willing to share that kind of information even if that type of person were a existing Senior member.

I caution you by saying: Do not believe everything you read online.

After my other reply to you in another thread; your rather rude reply to my comment was taken by me with a smile. :) as life has taught me to show little emotion online or in person.

I send you no comments of animosity as I am now rather certain that you are perhaps rather youthful and are seeking knowledge.

Here's a bit of reality for you and please don't take it harshly.

Dude I am a wellworn, world traveler as stated in my public profile on this site for some time now. I was trained by the military in years gone by to enter and exit many foreign country in a low profile manner. As for the reasons for this I will say nothing nor will I transfer any knowledge I might have about any of the above questions.
What I would like to impress upon you is it's just not worth the risk of getting your azz thrown in jail in a third world dump hole just to score happy meds.
Furthermore as a American you risk robbery and even death in some countries in a search for certain meds. It's no secret that American citizens are targets in many areas overseas.
With the username poolhustler I would think it would be rather easy, less risky and oh so much cheaper for you to score your meds on some street corner vs spending big bucks on a overseas trip and risking it all; I am not casting any bad light on shooting pool.


This is my opinion that I've exercised on this open section of this forum.

Right or wrong we all have opinions and the right to express them under the first admendment of the U.S. Constitution.

My parting thought for you......
Keep posting and make the senior section if the inhabitants of this forum deem you worthy of the likes and helpfuls neccessary to make it...dude.

smokinjoe
 
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Well @poolhustler1001 one country I can tell you to stay away from for certain is Singapore. I was sent there for work for a few months and when you arrive in the country, they give you a little piece of paper that they stamp, and that you must keep with you to present when exiting the country, and on the paper is written "WARNING DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW"
 
Well @poolhustler1001 one country I can tell you to stay away from for certain is Singapore. I was sent there for work for a few months and when you arrive in the country, they give you a little piece of paper that they stamp, and that you must keep with you to present when exiting the country, and on the paper is written "WARNING DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW"

Umm...eee...that's a bit creepy. My mom traveled there in the 60s...with military parents. I have a lot of cool things from there. One is a jewelry box that all three sisters has made. Each one is slightly different..my aunt asked what I want for her (because she was preparing her will) and I said the jewelry box. She was a bit confused..because she doesn't think its that great of an item...but it comes from a place that I will probably never visit. I think I have a female bust that might be from there..but could be from Okinawa..

But too bad laws are so strict. :(
 
@kindness Well the drug laws are strict... other laws not so much. Prostitution for example seems to have free reign in Singapore... My manager took me to a place called the Orchard Towers, which I later came to find out is nicknamed "the four floors of whores". We went in to a bar and I got propositioned 5 times before I could order a drink and get out of there. Just one of the many interesting experiences I had over there.

Kind of wild to think that the Govt over there says its OK to get as wasted as you want on liquor and go pay a prostitute for relations, but will turn around and hang you for pot.
 
Hi @poolhustler1001
The answer to your question really depends on what drugs you speak of. I do my fair and frequent enough amount of traveling around the world and the answer depends. Last year I went to Dubai, and it was made very clear that no extra curricular drug use was condoned and the stated penalties were harsh. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I remember thinking, damn that's way way worse than USA penalties.

Tramadol is not controlled and otc in Thailand and Costa Rica, I did not bring any home. I'm sure it's a OTC in other places I have not been. In some places in South America and Asia Valium can be purchased otc. I didn't bring any back. Any type of opiate med is not available otc pretty much any where. But, have heard of shady docs who write scripts. These reports are unconfirmed and second hand information. If you don't have a script from a USA doc, forget bringing it home. They go through your stuff usually when you get back to the USA. Different countries have their own protocol when it comes to pre boarding inspections, getting on airplanes here is probably the most elaborate kabuki dance as far as that goes.

What I thought was really cool, In some parts of India cannabis is legal in some forms, look up Bhang lassi it is crazy stuff. Don't try to bring that home.

My only experience bringing meds back to the USA was Ventolin inhalers coming home from Mexico. This is not a controlled medication and used as rescue inhaler for asthma patients. A while back, they had to change the canister to be CFC free and GSK (Glaxo smith Kline) was allowed to re-patent this med. I went from getting them generic for 12 bucks to having to pay 60$. Oh hell no, Rachizzle doesn't roll like that. When in MX, I got about half a dozen of them and they were under 10$ each. I packed them in my luggage and did not declare them as I had not made any purchases of over $800 and no declaration is necessary unless you are bringing back more than $800 worth of stuff.
@whathappened is right about Singapore, except I remember amnesty bins and then once you cross them, Death penalty.

Anyways, do your research before you travel. You will find that some countries have some meds OTC that you need a script for here. However, the closest opiate you may find is Tylenol 4. I would not recommend trying to sneak controlled stuff back home. Too much hassle and stress and possible legal implications that may be unpleasant.

Good luck and happy trails!
 
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I can expand on @Rachizzle 's post with a few more personal experiences. I can tell you what I have seen offered over the counter without a prescription and where, but trying to bring anything back just isn't a good idea.

Costa Rica - 10mg cyclobenzaprine (look like a little yellow house) Oxa Forte (similar to tylenol 4s... 60mg codeine/NSAID) I have seen pharmacists here write scripts for benzos and dispense them on the spot, but will only do this for people they know and who shop at their stores often
Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam- most benzos (1mg xanax and 10mg valium for sure)
New Delhi India - total lawless shitshow... morphine, ketamine, amphetamines etc... Dont think it was legal, but it was offered and being sold.
Nepal - Similar to India, no Ketamine

Not saying that I have actually purchased or tried any of this in any of these locations, this is just what I have observed to be available. Oh, and be careful what is in your luggage if you are even transiting through the middle east. I have heard horror stories of people who had layovers in Dubai and the UAE being detained for having OTC codeine pills (5mg & 10mg) in their luggage.
 
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