Tourist Imprisoned for Transporting Drugs
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#1
| Senior Member

Tourist Imprisoned for Transporting Drugs

A relevant BBC article on the dangers of getting involved with drugs in India... A 26-year old UK woman just got 10 years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...et/5172846.stm

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#2
| bang a whore? Bangalore Dammit!
It's a repeat of the australian story, I think. Protesting innocence after getting caught? I'm not sure about others but in ALL my international flights, at the START, I'm always asked whether I packed my luggage and has it left my eyesight while coming to the airport.

This lady is lucky, as I think there is a capital punishment too in the books for drugs offences.
#3
| Camel Master
When I was coming back from India last year I had some camel medicine in my luggage. The one type was 3 pieces of whitish translucent crystal chunks that weigh about a pound each, the other looked like a golf ball size tar ball. From my understanding the whitish stuff is chlorine and the tar ball is sugar cane and something for energy. I’m just glad that I didn’t have to try and explain what it was to customs.[shock]
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#4
| res ipsa loquitur

Originally posted by: CameleerWhen I was coming back from India last year I had some camel medicine in my luggage. The one type was 3 pieces of whitish translucent crystal chunks that weigh about a pound each, the other looked like a golf ball size tar ball. From my understanding the whitish stuff is chlorine and the tar ball is sugar cane and something for energy. I’m just glad that I didn’t have to try and explain what it was to customs.[shock]



Oh, foo! I'm sure they get people transporting camel medicine all the time, and you wouldn't have had the slightest difficulty explaining to customs! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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#5
| Vamachariya

Guilty of stupidity

That's the verdict on anyone who carries anything for an Israeli in India. This ain't a prejudiced comment, but an observation from experience. Some of those guys have filled entire prisons with their "mules" - I know one Aussie idiot who let himself get talked into carrying 10kg of charas out, just for a free ticket home! Could have been worse, though. She could have been caught in Malaysia or Indonesia.
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#6
| Account Closed
or dubai...this american rapper/producer got lucky with that mysterious royal pardon...just a month ago?..guess its a priveldge of certain passports and connections...yeah have connections if nothing else..and hopefully influential ones too...

story link here..

a conservative republican from utah helping out for a druggie...hmmmm..did the earth tilt on its axis for a brief moment?
#7
| Eeny meeny mango

or...

lucky it wasn't Malaysia or Dubai.....

...OR Sri Lanka, where the penalty for drugs is death.
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#8
| Loud Noisy Bird
Good grief, I didn't know that [whoa]
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#9
| Naan.tering Nabob
Singapore also has the death penalty for that type of infraction. They always announce this law on SIA just before arriving at Changi -- and I make a habit to take a peek around the cabin to see if any of the more nefarious looking passengers are having a sudden anxiety attack. [shock] [whoa] [cry] ----- ;)
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