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    FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator

    FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today stands accused of taking part in the kidnapping and illegal extradition of a permanent resident of Ecuador, in violation of both international law and Ecuadorian law.

    Greg Caton, owner and operator of Alpha Omega Labs, an herbal products company that sells anti-cancer herbal remedies made with Ecuadorian medicinal herbs, was arrested at gunpoint at a road checkpoint in Ecuador, then transported to an Ecuadorian holding facility to await a hearing on December 14, 2009. Caton was expected to be set free by the Ecuadorian judge at that hearing based on the facts of the case which indicated Caton's permanent residency in Ecuador is legal and valid.

    Three days before the hearing could take place, Caton was taken from his holding facility and, with the help of U.S. State Department employees, involuntarily placed on an American Airlines plane headed for Miami. An Ecuadorian judge rushed to the airport in Guayaquil and demanded that Caton be released from the plane, stating that the attempted deportation was illegal, but American Airlines employees reportedly refused to allow Caton to leave the plane, stating that the plane was "U.S. territory" and that Ecuadorian law did not apply there (even though the plane was still on the tarmac in Guayaquil and under the direction of the air traffic control tower there).

    I wonder if the dude is a scammer or innocent.
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    Re: FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formul

    The rest of the article says this:

    Selling anti-cancer herbs is no crime in Ecuador

    In Ecuador, by the way, selling herbs and accurately describing their medicinal properties is not a crime. It's common sense.

    Every pharmacy, health food store, shaman and medicine man openly talks about the anti-cancer properties of various herbs. No one goes to prison for selling medicinal herbs in Ecuador -- the very idea seems silly. Why would any nation want to lock up its healers?

    So the "crimes" for which Caton was convicted in the USA aren't even considered crimes in more medicinally enlightened countries such as Ecuador. There, people like Caton are considered valuable members of society.
    Unfortunately theres really no clarity on what the big ordeal was.

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    Re: FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formul

    Herbs are not really regulated in the US very well.
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    Re: FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formul

    There isn't a lot of information, but, it looks like Caton's original legal trouble goes back to an acid called H3O.

    It looks like he's started selling it again on his site, despite the plea bargain he agreed to in the US.
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