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Taking things on planes for other people.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6896435.stm


How dumb do you have to be?

"The bags were empty."


Could have been something even worse!

Stupid.


I don't even carry mates' bags through customs!!
 
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

Yes agreed: really stupid.

There's been the suggestion that they were possibly coerced into doing this. I'm not going to make a judgement as I don't know all the facts, but if they did this all for a "free holiday" then they aren't very savvy. Even my pet cat knew this was daft.
 
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I wonder where their parents were ?
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

good shout classicgal couldent agree more
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

In cases like this I refer to my signature. Einstein was right.
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

They are 16 and loads of 16 year olds (and younger) travel aborad alone, particularly if they are part of an ex-pat community.

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They are 16 and, therefore, very easy to manipulate.

It's not stupidity at that age, it's a lack of knowledge (that's where you might blame the parents if you want to blame someone other than the traffickers).
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One parent thought her daughter was on a school French trip.
 
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Even my pet cat knew this was daft.
I try to get mine to watch the news but He's obviously not as streetwise as yours.
 
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

a girl i know got pulled going on a 'free holiday' by customs, silly bint had no idea what was in the suitcae she was carryin, luckily for her it was only cigarettes but still got done for smuggling.

if it sounds too good to be true....
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They are 16 and loads of 16 year olds (and younger) travel aborad alone, particularly if they are part of an ex-pat community.

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They are 16 and, therefore, very easy to manipulate.

It's not stupidity at that age, it's a lack of knowledge (that's where you might blame the parents if you want to blame someone other than the traffickers).
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

16 or not I would have looked in the case before taking it anywhere! Hopefully all the press this case has received will keep others from making the same very foolish mistake, oh and have parents perhaps check where their children's passports are.....
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Re: Taking things on planes for other people.

Guess it's a lesson parents need to be teaching their kids. Naivety in it's self isn't a crime. But it's always been the case that other's will use it to aid in their crimes.
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