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EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:49 am

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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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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:59 am

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
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:13 am

Considering they got 4th grade math wrong, I wouldn't take that article even with a plane full of salt.
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:27 am

Pointless article until we know how many other airlines/ flights operate from "Murtala Muhammed International Airport" to other continents.
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:57 am

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.
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:03 am

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%
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:16 am

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.
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:23 am

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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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:14 am

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.
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:34 am

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.
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:34 pm

What would happen if EK or QR start serving MEX...
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:32 pm

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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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:46 pm

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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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:42 pm

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.
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:05 pm

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.
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:17 pm

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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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:42 pm

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        
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:46 pm

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!
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:15 pm

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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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:30 pm

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.

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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:24 am

It should read that EK and QR are the preferred airlines for journalists writing about drug couriers. Clearly a slow news day!
 
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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:40 pm

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?

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RE: EK, Qatar Preferred Airlines For Drug Smugglers

Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:40 am

Quoting loalq (Reply 12):

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