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EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1873 posts, RR: 10
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13028 times:

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Emirates, Qatar Drug Traffickers’ Preferred Airlines


Emirates and Qatar have emerged the preferred airlines used by drug traffickers in Nigeria, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said.
In its 2011 report released recently, NDLEA said that out of 191 drug traffickers arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Nigeria’s busiest airport, 32 of the smugglers or 28.32 percent had purchased Emirates airline tickets while 25 of the suspects or 22.12 percent had Qatar airline tickets.
Emirates airline operates from Dubai and is the largest airline in the Middle East, with over 2,500 flights per week while Qatar airline is based in Doha, the Qatari capital, another Arab country.
Drug trafficking can attract death sentence in both countries, an indication that both countries may just be transit routes for traffickers heading to Europe or America.
The report further shows that Iberia airline followed Emirates and Qatar with 8 suspects or 7.08 percent arrested for drugs. Iberia airline is the flag carrier of Spain where the majority of Nigerians were deported from last year for drug related offences.

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Source: http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/07/24/...ug-traffickers-preferred-airlines/

Well, didn't know QR was a 5-star airline for drug-dealing AS WELL! Thats taking you more personally!


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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12831 times:

what a stupid article.

i am guessing that EK and QR are relatively big players in the Nigerian market, and also serve networks that the drugs origin in or are sent to

to suggest that they are drug traffickers 'preferred' airlines insinuates that they have poor security or are involved in some way


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5675 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12772 times:

Considering they got 4th grade math wrong, I wouldn't take that article even with a plane full of salt.


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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12723 times:

Pointless article until we know how many other airlines/ flights operate from "Murtala Muhammed International Airport" to other continents.


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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12627 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
how many other airlines/ flights operate from "Murtala Muhammed International Airport" to other continents.

BA, AF, LH, KL, IB, VS, TK and W3 from/ to Europe.
ME, RJ, QR, EK and EY to the Middle East.
DL and UA (codeshare W3?) to the USA.


User currently offlineA330NZ From New Zealand, joined Dec 2010, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

Wait...

191 smugglers

32 with EK

32/191 = 16.75%

25 with QR

25/191 = 13.10%

That's bad maths!

I think they may mean 113 smugglers

32/113 = 28.32%

25/113 = 22.12%


User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12182 times:

ewww noo.....

Last (big) case in Thailand I remember was an African lady carried drug in her deadlock hair (which looks absolutely fake),
she happened to fly Emirates via DXB also.

The question is, how could she went through DXB that easily....with her super fake big deadlock hair.

What about DOH? They don't really care about drugs in DXB/DOH at all?



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12153 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
both countries may just be transit routes for traffickers heading to Europe or America.

...and hopefully not to Singapore.




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User currently offlinehhslax2 From Bahrain, joined Jan 2012, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11745 times:

Quoting nethkt (Reply 6):
The question is, how could she went through DXB that easily....with her super fake big deadlock hair.

What about DOH? They don't really care about drugs in DXB/DOH at all?

Going through security in Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE is a breeze (shoes on, laptop in bag, passing glance at xray monitor). However, flights to the US have a secondary check.


User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11664 times:

Quoting nethkt (Reply 6):
They don't really care about drugs in DXB/DOH at all?
Quoting hhslax2 (Reply 8):
Going through security in Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE is a breeze (shoes on, laptop in bag, passing glance at xray monitor). However, flights to the US have a secondary check.

On some visits to DXB I have been asked to take off my shoes and on other visits I have been able to keep them on. My elderly mother has been taken aside to be searched by female security staff in special cubicles that provide privacy. So the security checking is more random. From time to time there have been reports in UAE newspapers of passengers being apprehended for drug offences at DXB, including possession of medications that would be legal in other countries.


User currently offlinesolarflyer22 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Nov 2009, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 9995 times:

I really doubt this has anything to do with the airlines unless there is someone working with them on the inside. Thats more likely to be an airport employee (i.e. baggage, security etc.) than an airline employee. I'd rather security focus on weapons as oppose to drugs anyway.

User currently offlineTupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 9930 times:

What would happen if EK or QR start serving MEX...

User currently onlineloalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 227 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 8547 times:

Well, you can't blame them for choosing EK or QR. If you have to go down, at least go down in style. can you imagine being caught with drugs AND having to fly BA or AF? I guess this is part of the deals they make "I charge X dollars to serve as a mule and don't forget that I only fly Emirates"...


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User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 8375 times:

Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 11):
What would happen if EK or QR start serving MEX..

Ohh yes, because then adrug trafficker would choose the obvious MEX-DXB/DOH-JFK route.....which is far more convenient that takng advantage of a huge border....



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User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7740 times:

Quoting loalq (Reply 12):
Well, you can't blame them for choosing EK or QR. If you have to go down, at least go down in style. can you imagine being caught with drugs AND having to fly BA or AF? I guess this is part of the deals they make "I charge X dollars to serve as a mule and don't forget that I only fly Emirates"...

Ok, if the cost of their flights is not as issue, what if the reason behind is that they do think it is easier to pass through security in DXB/DOH rather than LHR/CDG.

Imagine them smuggling from South America/Africa to Thailand for example.



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineTupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7484 times:

Quoting 777jaah (Reply 13):

Smart guy, i don't think the US is the only place in the world where drugs are used. Sorry to remind you about that.


User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7344 times:

Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 15):
Smart guy, i don't think the US is the only place in the world where drugs are used. Sorry to remind you about that

Really?? Thanks for the clarification.

Now that you're so smart, you can tell me how much of the world's drug production is actually coming from Mexico?? Or is it used as a inter

mediate stop between S America and the USA?? Since when Mexico has become such a great producer of cocaine or heroin?? The routing cares more about centers of production than where the actual cartels live.

But what would I know, probably you've knew all this long before, right smart guy??



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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6879 times:

Quoting nethkt (Reply 14):
Ok, if the cost of their flights is not as issue, what if the reason behind is that they do think it is easier to pass through security in DXB/DOH rather than LHR/CDG.

Correct assumption. However, it's probably more the fact that if you want to smuggle drugs to Europe you better do it via another port as the local police in The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK already monitor the flights from Nigeria, and thus receive tougher checks than the EK flight from DXB. The same applies to direct flights from BOG, CCS and some other destinations (mostly Caribbean, Latin American and African) into Europe.


User currently offlineam777 From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

What would happen if EK or QR start serving MEX...

I prefer to imagine Aerosvit launching flight from KBP to MEX we can call it the table dance express        


User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3659 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):

...and hopefully not to Singapore.

Considering that, according to the article, they choose to go through the ME, where you can get in serious trouble for having poppy seeds stuck on your shirt from the bagel you ate in the morning, I don't think they would be smart enough to NOT continue to Singapore!


User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

I think EK and QR would be the preferred airlines for just about any business traveller, including those involved in "pharmaceutical sales."


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User currently offlinewindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2331 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

What a stupid article. So they can do simple math... From Nigeria Qatar and Emirates are by far the best connection choice. This doesn't prove or say anything about the airlines.

Boaz.



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User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

It should read that EK and QR are the preferred airlines for journalists writing about drug couriers. Clearly a slow news day!

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14096 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Quoting nethkt (Reply 6):

Last (big) case in Thailand I remember was an African lady carried drug in her deadlock hair (which looks absolutely fake),
she happened to fly Emirates via DXB also.

So she will have an appointment with a remote controlled machine gun soon?

Jan


User currently offlineTupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Quoting loalq (Reply 12):

Wow, that must be the comment of the year so far!   


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