Duped into taking a job overseas, forced to swallow over a kilogram of drugs on four different continents, not getting paid and deprived of food for not obeying orders. This is the picture painted by a South African drug mule currently in hiding with two others after escaping from Istanbul in Turkey, where she made a U-turn to SA instead of Bangladesh where she was supposed to collect drugs. Nono had responded to an advert placed in Isolezwe newspaper in October.
At least 15 police and their sniffer dogs were seen roaming the busy station on Wednesday, pulling up terrified commuters suspected of being in possession of drugs. Police were seen performing strip searches behind two privacy screens that were set up near the main entrance to Sydney's biggest station. The act says strip searches occur where it is deemed 'necessary and urgent'.
On guard: customs officer Declan Smyth looks through a one-way mirror in the baggage hall at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons. On guard: customs officer Declan Smyth scans luggage at Dublin Airport.
Daniel, 25, was lining up to get into Subculture Festival at Sydney Olympic Park in when he was approached by a police drug dog. Daniel, whose surname has been withheld for privacy reasons, says he told the police he wasn't carrying any drugs. After they went through his exterior clothes and the inside of his bag, one officer took him into a cubicle and told him to take off all his clothes. Then I had to turn around, squat down, and get back up.
THE year-old Jamaican woman who has accused officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force of rape and sexual assault has given a graphic and horrific account of the treatment she said was meted out to her after she was jailed in that country two months ago for drug smuggling. The Sunday Observer obtained a copy of her signed statement, in which the woman, whose name we have been asked not to reveal, described the men she accused of the crime. She cleared immigration, but was stopped by customs officials who searched her bag and found approximately two kilos of ganja hidden in a secret compartment.
Allen told the show about her conviction for attempting to carry 17 pounds 7. Allen says she was duped into carrying the drugs by a man who she spent time with while on holiday in Peru. She says she was leaving Peru for Greece and the man had asked her to bring some handbags to his brother who was planning to sell them.
Customs and immigration authorities thought the man was suspicious because of his flight path. Then after a brief stop, he flew to Incheon Korea, where he boarded a flight to Taipei. After putting the backpack through an x-ray test, investigators determined it was suspicious.
Nigerian Mathew Atueyi, 48, was jailed for three years today after he was caught with the high purity Class A drug as he tried to enter the UK. A brazen cocaine smuggler swallowed 80 packages containing more than 1kg of cocaine in a bid to evade airport officials. Nigerian Mathew Atueyi, 48, was jailed for three years today after he was caught with the high purity class A drug as he tried to enter the UK. An incredible picture released by the National Crime Agency shows Atueyi's insides full of the egg-shaped pellets.
For the more than 2. On the one hand, it may mean a rare opportunity to visit a parent behind bars—for some, the only visit of the year. But the love and connection a visit can bring are tempered by the fear of driving past razor wire, passing through metal detectors, and being subjected to the scrutiny of uniformed guards.
A drug mule who said she was three months pregnant gave birth at Kennedy Airport — to a stash of heroin, authorities said. Afolake Awoyemi, a Nigerian national, attracted the attention of a U. Awoyemi, 42, wearing a "loose-fitting dress" was asked whether she was pregnant, and the woman replied that she was three months along, Homeland Security special agent John Moloney stated in a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court. The customs inspector noted that Awoyemi appeared nervous, so she was selected for a pat-down search.