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Thread #80488   Message #1497245
Posted By: Keef
01-Jun-05 - 06:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schapelle Corby
Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
One more thing folks.
It would be expected that normal procedure at Brisbane airport is to check outgoing bags for explosives, native fauna etc. (Budgies are frequently smuggled in men's speedos).
If I had just checked in a bag containing a barely concealed stash of dope, then I would be feeling slightly tense.
Photos and videos of Schapelle at Brisbane airport show a happy and relaxed person looking forward to her holiday.
If airport personel did not X ray her baggage, or undo the zipper and inspect it then where is the post Sept 11 security.
If she really was allowed to check in such a large package of organic material and have it loaded on board a plane in Brisbane, then have it pass through Sydney airport undetected, then what sort of clowns are in charge of security.
I know that when I came through Brisbane airport a few years ago, customs pulled me over because the X ray showed something that looked a bit like a block of hash. It was in reality a small piece of wedding cake that I probably should have declared to quarantine.
So, which is the most likely scenario, dodgy handlers making use of their easy entry and exit to secure areas..or .. Bold and brazen smuggler risking huge penalties for very low profit if any?