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Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:48 pm

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]
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:50 pm

Reminds me of the movie Maria Full of Grace. Using people to smuggle drugs happens at airports.
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:51 pm

It also set a record!
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:54 pm

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.
 
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:57 pm

Yeah the bags can explode in her, but she actually had the will to shove 12 pounds of drugs down her throat amazes me.
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:59 pm

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 4):

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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:57 am

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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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:08 am

Quoting steve6666 (Reply 6):

As opposed to her legal heroin?

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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.

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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:58 am

Wow I wonder who got the job to help retrieve them and clean them!!! Yuck! Wow that is nuts!
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:07 pm

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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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:47 pm

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.
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:41 pm

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

  
 
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:21 am

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'.
 
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:05 am

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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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:38 pm

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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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:09 pm

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.
 
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RE: Woman Hides Heroin On Dulles Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:00 pm

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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