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Old Jan 25th 2018, 9:03 am
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wow - so many questions. How did it get it into to dubai (for re-export) in the first place? or through the airport. The

Emirates Airline steward jailed after smuggling £100,000 worth of heroin into UK | Metro News
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wow - so many questions. How did it get it into to dubai (for re-export) in the first place? or through the airport. The

Emirates Airline steward jailed after smuggling £100,000 worth of heroin into UK | Metro News
Probably picked it up at the airport from another passenger in transit from bumble****, Pakistan or Afghanistan.
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Heroin use is more widespread than you might think in both UAE and Saudi Arabia, despite the penalties. In Jeddah and Riyadh there are regular public executions of dealers and smugglers.
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Heroin use is more widespread than you might think in both UAE and Saudi Arabia, despite the penalties. In Jeddah and Riyadh there are regular public executions of dealers and smugglers.
He was smuggling it into the UK via Dubai. But never mind the details...

What gets me though is the lazy, routine reference in the press to the very ordinary Emirates as a "high end airline"....
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The way the media comes up with these figures is always amusing. For that kilo to be worth £100,000 the guy would have to sell every gram at £100, which is blatantly never going to happen. It's obvious the bulk was going to someone else.
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The way the media comes up with these figures is always amusing. For that kilo to be worth £100,000 the guy would have to sell every gram at £100, which is blatantly never going to happen. It's obvious the bulk was going to someone else.
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What gets me though is the lazy, routine reference in the press to the very ordinary Emirates as a "high end airline"....
First thing, and only thing, I noticed about the article; made me chuckle.
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Someone getting a lucky break, perhaps... British woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers 'to be released in days'
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Mental. Must have thought he'd got away with it at some point too.
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Mental. Must have thought he'd got away with it at some point too.
Wonder how often he may already have gotten away with it?
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Wonder how often he may already have gotten away with it?
Exactly , it's either a regular thing or someone in the deal isn't getting enough of a cut and they've bubbled him.

Also they could have just offered him up whilst a bigger package went through. Most drug busts are usually drug dealers informing on each other and putting competition out of business.

Very messy though
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Wonder how often he may already have gotten away with it?
That was my first thought. I bet loads of times.
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The way the media comes up with these figures is always amusing. For that kilo to be worth £100,000 the guy would have to sell every gram at £100, which is blatantly never going to happen. It's obvious the bulk was going to someone else.
You are right. It was probably worth more by the time it's been cut several times and sold on the streets to prostitutes in Hull for a tenner a wrap.
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Wonder how often he may already have gotten away with it?
Absolutely.

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Hull
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How much do drugs cost on the streets, anyway? Genuinely curious. Strictly for informative purposes. I have no interest in drugs.

And how do you know?
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