drug smuggling

UK NEWS: PERU DRUG ARRESTS – WOMEN SAY ‘THEY WERE FORCED IN TO COCAINE TRAFFICKING / AN OBSERVATION

Via BBC News Two women held in Peru over suspected drug trafficking have told a visiting cleric they were forced at gunpoint by Colombian gangsters to carry the drugs. Melissa Reid, 19, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, and Michaella McCollum, 20, from Dungannon, were stopped trying to board a flight to Madrid last week. A Catholic archbishop, Sean Walsh, visited the women in a police holding centre in Lima. The women are due in court later where they will be formally charged. The []

UK NEWS: EX-SOLDIER JAILED AFTER USING 7 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER DURING HEROIN SMUGGLING OPERATION

    Via Daily Record A FORMER soldier who served tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq has been jailed for drug smuggling. Ex-Lance Corporal Naomi Thriepland, 25, even used her seven-year-old daughter as a cover, telling customs officials they had been to Disneyland Paris. But when British officers searched the 25-year-old’s BMW convertible at the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in France, they found drugs worth £172,000 hidden inside the fold-down roof. In 2009, TV viewers saw Thriepland’s daughter Aiesha crying []

UK NEWS / VIDEO: FORMER BRIXTON DRUG DEALER AND SMUGGLER LAUNCHES DEBUT BOOK

The Voice reports that former cocaine smuggler Junior James has launched the first of three books about his life. James who has served time for drug smuggling launched his debut book titled Diffrent at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton (South London). He told the newspaper, “I got the idea for the book during my third spell in jail for cocaine importation. The other inmates were intrigued by my life story of drugs, money, flights and the women. The screws (officers) liked me and the teachers in the jail []