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Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight  
User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

Thought this was pretty funny

A woman tried to swallow her illegal heroin on a flight landing at IAD from Lagos.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...pounds-12-ounces-of-heroin-pellets

[Edited 2012-03-21 16:50:58]


Greetings from Dulles!
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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4834 times:

Reminds me of the movie Maria Full of Grace. Using people to smuggle drugs happens at airports.


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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4834 times:

It also set a record!


Greetings from Dulles!
User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Thread starter):
Thought this was pretty funny

Not funny if one of those Pellates should open. She would be dead in less than five minutes of an over dose.



John@SFO
User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

Yeah the bags can explode in her, but she actually had the will to shove 12 pounds of drugs down her throat amazes me.


Greetings from Dulles!
User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4776 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 4):

All for one thing... $$$$$



John@SFO
User currently offlinesteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4638 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Thread starter):
A woman tried to swallow her illegal heroin on a flight landing at IAD from Lagos.

As opposed to her legal heroin?



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4579 times:

Quoting steve6666 (Reply 6):

As opposed to her legal heroin?

HA!   

Quoting legacyins (Reply 3):
Not funny if one of those Pellates should open. She would be dead in less than five minutes of an over dose.

Happened once, IIRC. Saw a pic from that AFB in the Azores which stated that the plane landed because a drug mule's pellets burst and the person died on board the flight. Sad, but sadly happens.

Hugs, not drugs, people  



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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Perhaps she had heard about all the miserable customers on United/Continental recently and was taking precaution. Nothing like 4 lbs of heroin to take the edge off.

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

Wow I wonder who got the job to help retrieve them and clean them!!! Yuck! Wow that is nuts!


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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 4):
but she actually had the will to shove 12 pounds of drugs down her throat amazes me.

I think you mean 4 pounds 12 ounces. 12 pounds would be quite an accomplishment!



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User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 787 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

I'm always amazed that inspectors catch this kind of thing. Every time I've passed through customs and immigration, it always looks looks so routine. But clearly, behind the scenes, they're looking for telltale signs.


...are we there yet?
User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Quoting atcsundevil (Reply 10):
I think you mean 4 pounds 12 ounces. 12 pounds would be quite an accomplishment!

Thats just what I was thinking, mind you even the lesser amount is nothing to sniff about

  


User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2687 times:

This was a flight coming to a major airport in the USA. How did she get a visa? Where was the security at Lagos or any transfer airport? If such a serious amount of drugs can get through, what is to stop a bunch of terrorists from coming in - like they did for 9/11? Clearly we need American inspectors to screen pax and their bags at airports with weak security not just for keeping out illegal drugs, but also those with illegal animals (like certain birds), those seeking to get into the USA using false papers and of course potential terrorists.

Certain African countries have become the new routes for drugs like heroin and cocaine over the last 5 years as other routes have become more difficult. Of course what must really happen is to kill off demand for these drugs so you won't have people taking the risk for money to transport them. Until then, security procedures must be improved to keep out their 'mules'.


User currently offlinehhslax2 From Bahrain, joined Jan 2012, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 weeks ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 13):

You're clearly overreacting. The nationality of the inspector does not matter. The competency does. Neither of which really applies here. Drug mules are easier to spot the longer they have the drugs in/with them.

My bet is the lady had a different complexion than the majority of the people going through customs/immigration at the time.


User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting fiscal (Reply 12):
Thats just what I was thinking, mind you even the lesser amount is nothing to sniff about

Or swallow!   



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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3277 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 13):
How did she get a visa?

Generally, airlines aren't held accountable to make sure pax have proper visas. So they let anyone board the plane. That's immigration's job.



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User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 16):

Yes and No. Airlines make sure people who need a visa for the US have a visa and it is not expired. They are subject to be fined for bringing in someone with an expired visa or no visa at all.


However, the airlines are not experts in the classification of the visa for entering the US.



John@SFO
User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 13):
How did she get a visa?

I'd guess from a US Embassy out there.

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 13):
Where was the security at Lagos or any transfer airport?

They were there. My bags when departing Lagos were searched over and over. If she swallowed the drugs before the flight, I wouldn't expect them to be found that easily. People don't get x-rayed or given enemas at airports before departure.

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 13):
what is to stop a bunch of terrorists from coming in - like they did for 9/11

Proper intelligence work from your government will suffice. The 9/11 terrorists were given visas by your government, they didn't "sneak in" because of any other country's security holes. They were not hiding any heroin in them so I don't see the correlation with this story.


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