View Full Version : Hans Rausing - above the law because he's rich?

August 20th, 2008, 12:05 AM
This story made me so mad! It deserves a thread of it's own I think.

This kind of thing makes me want to riot in the streets.

Dropped drugs case sparks row (http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5inqxwam0ruWZkreCXshPLZfjE2tw)

A decision to drop the prosecution of a packaging tycoon for drugs offences is "very surprising", Sir Ian Blair has said.

The Scotland Yard head has ordered an immediate review of his force's charging practices for class A drugs offences. Sir Ian was speaking after prosecutors said they will withdraw charges against Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing, 45, and his wife Eva, 44.

The billionaire couple will instead be handed conditional cautions after admitting possessing thousands of pounds of cocaine and heroin. Asked if the case meant rich people would be let off drugs offences, Sir Ian said he found the decision "extremely surprising".

Thousands of pounds of cocaine and heroin. Any ordinary drug dealer would get a minimum 7 year sentence for this amount of gear.