Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SAA crew held in london for 50kg of dagga

How much more damage can we do to our image in the UK?

I don't need the results of any investigation to know that the cabin crew must be really pissed off to be arrested for something they were no part of.

Every flight from this once proud rainbow nation will now be seen as a potential drug haul. These criminals are doing our international reputation irreparable harm.

Fifteen crew members of an SAA flight were arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday after the UK Border Agency found 50kg of dagga in their possession.

The agency said in a statement that the dagga, valued at about R2.1 million, was discovered in three pieces of baggage on South African Airways flight SA 234 from Johannesburg on arrival at 8am.

Those being held were both flight and cabin crew. Bob Gaiger, spokesman for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs at Heathrow, said those arrested were being held in custody and questioned.

“HMRC, together with UKBA (UK Border Agency), play a vital role in the fight to prevent illegal drugs from entering the UK and in protecting our communities from the violence and corruption that always accompany this hideous trade,” said Gaiger.

SAA spokeswoman Robyn Chalmers confirmed that all crew members on the Johannesburg-London flight were detained by British customs.

“They are being questioned to identify the owner of the bags,” she said in a statement.
An investigation in Johannesburg, involving SAA Aviation Security and the police’s crime intelligence unit, was also underway.

4 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Fuck, how far does the bottom go? Nothing surprises me anymore.

Anonymous said...

I now travel on a first world passport. I cannot bear to be associated with such a shithole.


Phuck the British. They helped to create the RSA crime and corruption monster we are sitting with. As for SAA - why would anybody think that this state organisation is any less riddled with crime than the rest of the government circus?
Remember : Representivity is what counts in the NEW SA. I feel that in this respect our stuffed up airline does a great job. It represents our screwed up nation splendidly.

Joe King said...

Wait - there is more "The 50 kilos (110 pounds) of cannabis found was worth $210,000, while the four kilos of cocaine was worth about $222,200, AFP said, citing Bob Gaiger, a spokesman for the customs service in the U.K."

We are putting the Nigerians to shame. Don't these f*ckers realise that the UK have trained police. Mind you, the UK is one of the countries responsible for making blacks in SA beleive that they are the chosen race.

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika