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Clememcy for Grannies ?

Old May 4th 2015, 11:48 am
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Should grannies be shot ? Just for carrying a million pounds worth of coke ?

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/british-gr...1.html#AlhDaQC
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Old May 4th 2015, 12:35 pm
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Which is entirely relevent to the sand pit, I'm sure.
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Coke ain't a big deal, unless it can be shown minors are deliberately being targeted with it.
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People get executed for drug offences in the Gulf too. Most of them are not grannies from Redcar though. Have you seen the Landing Cards issued to arrivals in KSA ? "DEATH FOR DRUG TAFFICKING" in big bold letters in English and Arabic. Most of those executed in Riyadh and Jeddah are Pakistani or Nigerian - so it does not get into the Western media much.
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Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
People get executed for drug offences in the Gulf too. Most of them are not grannies from Redcar though. Have you seen the Landing Cards issued to arrivals in KSA ? "DEATH FOR DRUG TAFFICKING" in big bold letters in English and Arabic. Most of those executed in Riyadh and Jeddah are Pakistani or Nigerian - so it does not get into the Western media much.
TAFFICKING? Being too Welsh?...
Anyway, anyone dim enough to play the drugs game whether in Europe, the middle east or the far east must know there is an ultimate price to play and gets no sympathy.
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Just out curiosity, how do they(airport authorities) know if a person is carrying MJ in their person or in their luggage. I've never seen sniffer dogs, and I don't think there is any device that can sniff anywhere remotely as good as a dog either.
That 1 American chap who got busted for consuming some poppy seed infused pastry or whatever , how'd the Dubai authorities discover that?
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Just out curiosity, how do they(airport authorities) know if a person is carrying MJ in their person or in their luggage. I've never seen sniffer dogs, and I don't think there is any device that can sniff anywhere remotely as good as a dog either.
That 1 American chap who got busted for consuming some poppy seed infused pastry or whatever , how'd the Dubai authorities discover that?
Ive had a chance to work on and off with the local police guys in Pakistan for a few years and I found it uncanny how they would figure out if a guy was lying or not. I guess its all about experience at the end of the day, in time they become very good at face-reading and body language reading and maybe it might not be an exact science, but these guys' hunches are usually spot on!
I guess the same can be said of custom guys!?
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Ive had a chance to work on and off with the local police guys in Pakistan for a few years and I found it uncanny how they would figure out if a guy was lying or not. I guess its all about experience at the end of the day, in time they become very good at face-reading and body language reading and maybe it might not be an exact science, but these guys' hunches are usually spot on!
I guess the same can be said of custom guys!?
I can work out if a candidate is lying over the phone.

Gut feeling is 99% correct.

When you think someone is a bit of a prick, they won't take too long to show you. In fact, I think it was my second post.
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So neither Dubai nor Abu Dhabi nor Heathrow use sniffer dogs or sniffer devices?
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what difference does it make if she's a granny? she knew the penalty!
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It's an old adage but, 'If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.'
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Default Re: Clememcy for Grannies ?

Grannies just aren't good at following the rules, even their own

as a child, there was no eating on the sofa. Grand kids arrive and eating on the sofa is the norm
as a child, there were restrictions on biscuits per day. Grand kids arrive and there is a tsunami of biscuits across the living room

its only a small step to trafficking coke.

Grannies, they are just naughty.
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