BUSTED: 32yo American woman arrested for drug-trafficking at Phnom Penh airport.

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Re: BUSTED: 32yo American woman arrested for drug-trafficking at Phnom Penh airport.

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:43 pm

i'd say 99% of busts are because of tip offs,
how many here have ever had a bag searched flying into Cambodia or Bangkok?
i never have in 30 years
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Post by hanno » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:12 pm

Cambodia never, Thailand a couple of times.
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Post by mauser765 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 pm

I always declare everything.

Only stopped once.

The woman told me my fly was undone.

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Post by BTBexpat » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:46 pm

I'd tap that for sure.... The busty Thai, not the septic!
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Post by General Mackevili » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:22 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Fortune Egwuonwu, a 33-year-old man.
nigeria or ghana? i tend to the former.
His mama should have named him "Misfortune." We should start a GoFundMe to help pay for his name change.
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Re: BUSTED: 32yo American woman arrested for drug-trafficking at Phnom Penh airport.

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:10 am

My bad, I thought she looked chunky in the other pick. What I wonder is why anyone would agree to do this with a Nigerian. Travelling with one would probably decrease your odds of success by 80%. It's like a major red flag. That American chick looks depressed as fuck. As mentioned, they probably record conversations by known drug dealers and nab people as they go. Or maybe detect stuff in the bags and tip-off the landing airports. Such a risky game, I don't know why anyone would want to play it. It's not the 70s anymore, yet the hiding techniques they use are pretty much the same, while monitoring/scanning technology has increased tenfold.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:45 pm

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Post by General Mackevili » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:51 pm

Even more pics from the arrest:

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Post by Arget » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:03 pm

Notifying the receiving country that they may have a courier on a flight works two ways. First they get rid of the problem from their country (less cost) Secondly the mules generally have a pick up contact and they can only be chased up in the arrival country. Win Win.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:43 pm

Update

According to Freshnews the investigating judge at the Phnom Penh Muniple court today had officially charged the trio and had ordered for their provisionally detetion at Prey Sar prison.

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