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(   See girls, doing 15 years in a Peruvian prison doesn't sound so bad for 'not' knowing what you had in your luggage at the airport   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Michaella Connolly, Peruvian, Melissa Reid, luggage, drug mule, prison sentences, cocaine, airports  
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2013-08-21 08:12:54 PM  
Whar Smoking Hot British Wimmen reference, subby?  Whar?
2013-08-21 10:18:59 PM  

gfid: Seriously, just say "no" if someone offers you a free vacation

For some people (not me), any kind of opportunity for overseas travel may as well be solid gold.  Take the offer, no matter how shiatty the country or how uncertain the accommodations, and ask questions later. As long as your ass is guaranteed to be physically transported to that exotic locale, the details of how and why are unimportant.  Yes it's dumb, but it's not as simple as plain gullibility--something about travel is just intoxicating for those people.
2013-08-22 01:52:45 AM  
Can't do the time don't do the crime ladies.
2013-08-22 06:39:34 AM  

IRQ12: PunGent: IRQ12: PunGent: IRQ12: AngryDragon: Is it so hard when the security agent asks "did anyone else pack your bags?" to just say "yes, i am acting under duress"?

Pretty hard when you packed your bag full of drugs and are not acting under duress.

Unless the cartels made credible threats against their families.   Those guys go in for beheading; you think a little blackmail is above them?

/Drug Warriors have a lot to answer for

No I don't doubt that is plausible but the "free trip and X$" mule thing is a lot more plausible seeing as it has been done a lot.  There's even a link above with pretty much the exact same story where the person admits to the scheme.

If there was an coercion it was probably them trying to back out after they were there.  Just guessing but I think what the person above said is the most likely scenario, they've done it before and are just using that as an excuse because what else is there?

Yeah, I'd go even odds on the whole blackmail vs. willing accomplice thing.  Just wouldn't want to discard it out of hand.

Why?  One is a well known scheme and the other is something two people are saying to try and save their ass.  You give equal merit to both possibilities?

Presumption of innocence, and a general disgust with the Drug War.  Waste of time and resources.
2013-08-22 09:32:37 PM  

Can't do the time don't do the crime ladies.

Agreed.  Who did they think they were, Kool & the Gang?

/ One does not simply walk into customs holding twenty four pounds of coke.
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