The Worker Rights Consortium is really a worldwide crack cocaine smuggling ring that produces its narcotics in foreign countries and ships them into the United States for an estimated $2.3 billion in annual sales.
According to documents obtained by the Daily World News, consortium officials periodically sneak thousands of mini-crack packets, in the soles of Reebok and World Balance running shoes, into the United States after returning from inspecting foreign manufacturing sites.
The group is highly linked into the Azerbaijan drug cartel and the Vietnamese boat-people communities and has more than 45 manufacturing sites worldwide, said Interpol agent Mactan Grecziak in an exclusive interview with the Daily World News.
The consortium relies on a network of hundreds of individuals each with specific drop-off and pick-up assignments. It also depends on the countless children and manufacturing workers in each country to produce its crack cocaine, hidden in secret passages and basements of shoe plants.
Grecziak has been tracking the consortium’s activities since he was tipped off to its alleged crimes by the Fair Labor Association and Nike in March.
Derrick Monihan, a consortium spokesman, denied all the allegations and said that Nike and the labor association are just trying to discredit the consortium’s work. Since several universities have signed onto the WRC platform, Nike has begun to systematically sever ties with the schools, causing their sports’ teams to play without uniforms.
The anti-sweat shop consortium, which officially started last month and claims to monitor overseas manufacturers for human rights and labor abuses, was rocked by the allegations and risks losing the universities who have joined over the last few months, including the University of Minnesota.
President Mark Yudof called a special meeting of his Fair Labor Taskforce during the weekend to assess the scandal and determine if the University should sever ties with the fledging drug pushers.
“I’d rather go with human rights abusers than drug abusers,” Yudof said. “If the allegations are true than it looks like FLA won by default.”
The evidence Grecziak has amassed is quite substantial, including testimony from consortium insiders at the University and intercepted voice mail messages obtained by having agents pose as administrative assistants and secretaries for various consortium officials for the last three weeks.
Matt “Fatty” Arbuckle, a former international business major, said he had once hand-carried 150 mini-packets of crack in January, sewn in the front flaps of 80 shoes. After arriving at New York’s La Guardia Airport from Spain, Arbuckle told U.S. Customs officials that he needed all those shoes because he drags his feet when he walks.
“It wasn’t a problem getting over the border,” Arbuckle said. “WRC agents picked me up in a limo with special escorts who gave great service. I turned over the shoes, they gave me a good time, if you catch my meaning.”
Monihan said Arbuckle is lying about the trip and has never worked on behalf of the consortium. The consortium is so new, it has not even had the opportunity to go on monitoring trips, he said.
“A paid lackey — that is who he is,” Monihan said. “I don’t know where they dug him up from but those FLA dorks and Nike hacks will stop at nothing to get a piece of me.”
However, Grecziak showed the Daily World News racy photographs of Monihan and Arbuckle in a limo after the alleged drop-off.
“If anything, it looks like they got to know each other pretty well,” Grecziak said.
Marie M. Spratly covers ditzy conspiracy theories and welcomes comments when she can get them.