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Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:27 am

II Cor. 4:17-18
 
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:40 am

Transporting 80,000 Dollar in cash in checked-in luggage, wow. That was not a very good idea....

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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:44 am

Hmmm... Somebody should read the chapter in Elliott Hester's book... about the heist.
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:48 am

Taking $80,000 in cash to Pakistan?

If we don't investigate WHY someone would do that we are really being let down by the people claiming to keep us safe.
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:54 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 3):
Taking $80,000 in cash to Pakistan?

If we don't investigate WHY someone would do that we are really being let down by the people claiming to keep us safe.

yah..many Pakistani citizens and expats are taking their money back to Pakistan....

what does it have to do with anything???
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:01 am

Undeclared cash carriage over 10000 USD is illegal afaik
 
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:01 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 4):
what does it have to do with anything???

Because it was money for terrorists, all pakistanis are terrorists, we all know that.  banghead 

Quoting A350 (Reply 1):
Transporting 80,000 Dollar in cash in checked-in luggage, wow. That was not a very good idea....

Absolutely, I'd never do such a thing! I'd rather stuff it in my socks!
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:15 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 4):
yah..many Pakistani citizens and expats are taking their money back to Pakistan....

what does it have to do with anything???



Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 6):
Because it was money for terrorists, all pakistanis are terrorists, we all know that.

Sarcasm aside, the issue is not that the passenger was transporting $80,000; he was transporting $80,000 in cash. That kind of money in cash (as opposed to a check) usually points to a desire to circumvent SOMETHING. I'm not saying the guy was up to no good, but the chances are he was trying to circumvent something. Why not just transfer the money via a bank draft or some other means, such as via an electronic bank transfer?

In any event, I'm glad they nailed the guy who stole it. JFK sure seems to have it's share of people "working" the luggage and cargo that passes through that airport.
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:44 am

Anyone who transports that much money in a suit case is up to something nefarious. Be it tax evasion, drugs, or funding some kind of illegal activity. This should be investigated. Also the person who stole the money should be prosecuted
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:35 am

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 7):
Why not just transfer the money via a bank draft or some other means, such as via an electronic bank transfer?

Maybe because a CTR report has to be filed on any bank transfer over 10K per the new 'Terrorism act'. That leads to the possibility that the 'transporter' had something up his sleeve. I agree the case should be investigated but don't forget some people out there are not that smart so don't prosecute the guy yet....unless maybe with stupidity.
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:56 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 6):
Because it was money for terrorists, all pakistanis are terrorists, we all know that.

oh yah..I forgot... Wink

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 7):
Sarcasm aside, the issue is not that the passenger was transporting $80,000; he was transporting $80,000 in cash. That kind of money in cash (as opposed to a check) usually points to a desire to circumvent SOMETHING. I'm not saying the guy was up to no good, but the chances are he was trying to circumvent something. Why not just transfer the money via a bank draft or some other means, such as via an electronic bank transfer?



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 8):
Anyone who transports that much money in a suit case is up to something nefarious. Be it tax evasion, drugs, or funding some kind of illegal activity. This should be investigated. Also the person who stole the money should be prosecuted

actually, you would be surprised to see the ways Pakistanis/Indians/Asians do things....this isn't anything new.....thought I think it was a bit stupid to do so....
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RE: Screener Charged In 80K Theft

Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:43 am

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 9):
I agree the case should be investigated but don't forget some people out there are not that smart so don't prosecute the guy yet

The guy was obviously smart enough to be in possession of $80,000 in cold cash. Either it was his own money, in which case he was smart enough to earn it/save it, or someone else thought he had the smarts to transport it on their behalf. In either case, a retard usually doesn't come into possession of that kind of cash.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
actually, you would be surprised to see the ways Pakistanis/Indians/Asians do things

Gee, I'm always reminded by people before I travel overseas to observe the local customs. I wonder why it doesn't work in reverse when people from other countries travel here to the States?
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