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# 82183 23-Apr-2011 11:50
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I just can't believe this lady didnt know she was carrying 5Kg of Cocaine;

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10720931

I was very skeptical when I read it (Schapelle Corby anyone?)

Now I read that she was carrying multiple drivers licenses - lol!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10721088

I just never travel without multiple drivers licenses.

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  # 461756 23-Apr-2011 11:58
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Five kilograms of drugs - on a new suitcase which is not the one she took with her, plus multiple drivers licenses. It does sound very suspicious.





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  # 461770 23-Apr-2011 13:06
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Ya I agree, it all reads a bit strange to say the least.

If they were just documents to be sorted, why wouldn't you just use a normal courier?

Why would you be changing suit cases? Why wouldn't you just be putting them in your existing bag?

Oh well..... I guess it will all come on in time if the media bother to follow it past the fish and chip wrapper stage.





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  # 461771 23-Apr-2011 13:16
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Drugs. Just say no!

Surely no one would be THAT STUPID to be duped like that. Especially as I read she used to be a probation officer (I would think she would notice dodgy goings on after that work experience)





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  # 461782 23-Apr-2011 13:52
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she is going to jail for a long time

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  # 461785 23-Apr-2011 14:05
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I think she's innocent, just been duped into carrying drugs for this man. There are vulnerable people online who are easily taken advantage off. Especially woman who live alone, lonely hoping to find that right person in their life's so go online thinking they have a good enough chance as anyone else. But if your desperate you will fall for anyone. Along comes this gent who sweet talks her for a couple of months works up a relationship where they even communicated on skype during nights so hes got her trusting him. She ends up heading to the UK to meet him in person at the last moment he phones her asking to change flight plans by stopping at Argentina to pick up a package he pays. She ain't going to question him as hes the Mr knight in shining armor to her this is/could be the right man for her. The seed is planted.

Even family members warned her months ago that the relationship sounds dodgy and why would this woman obviously has a good career risk it over drugs. No she is just a stupid woman that was duped. IMHO she got what was coming and now going to pay the price for it. Silly silly cow.




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  # 461787 23-Apr-2011 14:06
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Yes, but... Dura lex sed lex. There will probably be a trial, and the jury will decide.





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  # 461791 23-Apr-2011 14:31
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plus you cant spend years in the parole service as she did, and still be as naive as she was




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  # 461795 23-Apr-2011 14:50
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vexxxboy: plus you cant spend years in the parole service as she did, and still be as naive as she was


That I didn't know. Enough said.

As one poster said on another forum:

She would've known. At 52yrs old, she:
1) Grew up with the "Mr Asia" saga.
2) Watched "MIdnight Express"
3) Watched in horror as Aaron Cohen and his mother rotted for years in an Malaysian jail for smuggling heroin.
4) Worked as a probabtion officer
5) Wondered about the guilt or innonence of Schapelle Corby and looked twice at baggage handlers at every airport.




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  # 461812 23-Apr-2011 16:22
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Kaos36:
vexxxboy: plus you cant spend years in the parole service as she did, and still be as naive as she was


That I didn't know. Enough said.

As one poster said on another forum:

She would've known. At 52yrs old, she:
1) Grew up with the "Mr Asia" saga.
2) Watched "MIdnight Express"
3) Watched in horror as Aaron Cohen and his mother rotted for years in an Malaysian jail for smuggling heroin.
4) Worked as a probabtion officer
5) Wondered about the guilt or innonence of Schapelle Corby and looked twice at baggage handlers at every airport.


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  # 462096 25-Apr-2011 10:28
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Innocent my arse. There is no way she is innocent.
Flight plans changed and had to pick up a suit case. It was the only suit case she had. So what happened to the one she flew there with?
She had been in the city a few days. Why do that when all you are doing is picking up documents?
4 drivers licenses, and when asked about it said she couldn't comment....

What part of it doesn't seem dodgy? Rot in jail I say. I have 0 tolerance for drug dealers.
If she really was that dumb to fall for it, natural selection has taken place. Albeit a little late....



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  # 462112 25-Apr-2011 12:00
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Simply put she was silly enough to do what she did, unwittingly or not, and she'll have to pay the local price.

And yes it's all odd, swapping suitcases (and not keeping the old one) but hey none of us were on her trip, or in her mindset.

The whole multiple license thing may not be as bizarre as it sounds.... it could be poor reporting. I've often traveled with at more than 1 copy of an international drivers license, it is not illegal. In some countries they're a sufficient form of ID to get you thru those dodgy stops and checks by uniformed officials who you aren't quite sure are doing legitimate checks. And I don't really care if they disappear with them. Times when you need some sort of formal document but you'd prefer not to offer up a passport in the first instance.

Perhaps a sad case of naivety on her part, but she took the risk. Scarily, perhaps, it highlights a scam that is probably more common than we care to know.

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  # 462152 25-Apr-2011 14:22
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the multiple licenses thing is easily explainable.

I have three licenses myself which I have in my wallet the whole time. UK, NZ and Cook Islands.  If I did a lot of traveling back and forth to Oz I would probably get an Ozzie one too.

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  # 462153 25-Apr-2011 14:23
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Yes. But what' is not clear if it's all licenses on her name (ok), or under different names (not ok).




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  # 462163 25-Apr-2011 14:42
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As above.
Also the suitcase is the real standout thing for me.
Just doesn't make sense. Why would she ditch her suit case?


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  # 462182 25-Apr-2011 15:26
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Its getting better now that more info is coming out, I'm more leaning to shes guilty at first I thought she was just some silly cow who got duped. Another thing she wont give out details of the man now if you were innocent you would be naming everyone! Her reason she is scared she might be taken out in prison.  Could be a possibility but if she was willing to give out details she could ask for protection and if they are on to it she would get 24/7 round the clock protection. Could she be afraid that the man will say something along the lines that she knew what was in the suit case? The plot thickens...




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