Cabin crew held over drug haul

By Pondlife · Jan 20, 2009 · ·
  1. Pondlife
    Fifteen cabin and flight crew staff have been arrested after 50kg (110lbs) of cannabis was found on a flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow Airport.

    The haul, worth about £150,000, was seized from a South African Airways plane, customs officials said.

    Officers from the UK Border Agency found the drugs in three bags after the plane landed in London at 8am.

    A customs spokesman said those being held in custody will now be interviewed by investigating officers.

    He said customs and UK Border Agency officials play a vital role in the fight to prevent illegal drugs from entering the UK.

    He urged anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drugs smuggling to call the 24-hour customs hotline on 0800 59 5000.

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  1. betsym
    Hmmm, just read some interesting articles on a drug-related site about the so-called "fake" War on Drugs being a cover-up for drug tarafficking to fund arms and ammunition for war with certain countries.....They supposedly make it look like a lot is being done to stop the very thing (trafficking and such) "they" are doing but who knows? It's fairly public, it seems, so probably isn't news to anybody. So many "conspiracy theories" seem to abound to create diversion away from the "REAL" issues but probably better off not knowing....She trusts NO ONE. Sometimes ignorance really IS bliss,; lol!
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