ORDSPOTTER From Poland, joined Apr 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5112 times:
I just got back from Poland from a two week vacation, and I tell you that everyone was talking about this. From what I heard and read in the newspapers, a few LOT Polish Airlines pilots were caught smuggling drugs to Poland. From what they said was that a few pilots were smuggling illegal drugs in their suitcases on flights arriving from the U.S. This was found after a undercover probe was started into the situation. I left soon after this was reveled to the public. I don't know what is going to happen now. My question is that do pilots get checked or searched often or not at all. I couldn't find news about this in the U.S. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
I asked myself that question too. How were they able to do this.
Did you try to check some of the news websites from Poland to find anymore info? And I'm sure there are weekly Polish newspapers published here in Chicago since we have Polish news broadcasts and some programs on regular tv channel 34 during the evening.
TANS From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4539 times:
Peruvian AeroContinente has several planes impounded in Chile because the company itself was allegedly smuggling drugs (specifically cocaine). A few years ago a diplomat from Panama was arrested in Miami because he was transporting drugs in his carry-on. This just goes to show that the profits that can be made from this trade are enormous and terribly tempting.
(I assumer we are talking about drugs like cocaine and similar, not pharmaceuticals).