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d. "Last month we received yourmedicines by post which helped expenseshort time,money did not go very far towards paying the debts owed togain beg you to send more medicine to help me inhardship. This time, send two packages, one to myone to my friend. It is Important that two differentsenders be used. Thisill be able to keep moretherwise, most if not aii of It will bethe government. Before sending the packages, first advisethe name and address of each sender, so that due applicationcan be made." mem Gift packages, particularly
drug shipments, aro highTyvJuued for the price the drugsbllll>I
sold on the blackmarket. It is the standard practice of the
Vietnamese authorities, however, to appropriate as much as ninety percent or more of such scarce goods, reimbursement for which is made at official prices.)Original document.