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26 April 2008 :: 10:04:40 am 11535

Australian Who Swallowed 60 Drug-Filled Condoms Dies In Thailand

A 51-year-old Australian man who swallowed 60 condoms stuffed with hashish has died in hospital in southern Thailand, police said on Friday.
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John Paul Jones died in Surat Thani hospital on April 19 from internal infections after some of the condoms burst while he was smuggling the drugs to sell at the famous full moon beach party on Ko Phangan, near Ko Samui, early this month.  

Jones was rushed to hospital on April 11 by his friends. Doctors treating him for stomach pains found the drug-filled condoms in his intestine, some of which had apparently burst days earlier.  

“Since he was hospitalized the doctor said his condition was 50-50,” local police officer Lieutenant Colonel Songyos Chotesurat said.  

Police have now dismissed drug trafficking charges against him due to his death.


   

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The Frost Chamber looks like a toilet
That’s pretty much what it is, a toilet. Drug smugglers sometimes swallow drugs wrapped in condoms, balloons or the fingers of latex gloves so that they can be carried, undetected, through customs. There is only way to get the drugs out and that’s where the Frost Chamber comes in.

 

 

How does it work?
  
Suspects are required to remove all of their own clothes and to put on a paper suit (you can see it hanging on the back wall). This stops them hiding any materials. Then the Customs Officers keep the suspect under constant supervision while they wait for nature to take its course. This may take several days, but eventually the suspect will have to go to the toilet (on the left) and the swallowed packages appear. The packets are then washed in the small chamber to the right of the toilet and are taken away to be analysed. Where was this Frost Chamber used?
This example was one of the first Frost Chambers, used at Gatwick airport from 1988 to 1993.

 

 


 

Electric guitar worth 2,500,000 – Damn it’s Cocaine!

Yes, you read it right. This electric guitar is worth 2,500,000 (US $3,598,002) because it’s made of pure cocaine. A 30-something guy flew from Costa Rica to Fiumicino airport in Rome with a guitar (a black Squier Strat, with the label still on the scratch plate) and 10 thermos flasks in his luggage. The custom officials spotted white powder leaking out of the guitar that was tested positive for cocaine. Even the thermos flasks contained cocaine in solution. The so-called music enthusiast was carrying a total of 3 kg of pure cocaine, having a market value of more than 2.5 million Euros.  

   



 
Heroin Traffickers Used Puppies to Smuggle Drugs

 

Medellin, Colombia-based Heroin Traffickers Used Puppies to Smuggle Drugs Says DEA

February 2, 2006, according to a press release issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Field Division, Special Agent-in-Charge, John P. Gilbride announced the arrests of 22 Colombian nationals who the agency claims were responsible for smuggling over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States. The Colombian organization used varied and unique concealment methods.
 

Human couriers, termed “swallowers”, ingested the heroin packets for transporting. Animal couriers were pure-bred puppies that had heroin packets surgically implanted in them. In one instance, six puppies were found impregnated with a total of three kilograms of liquid heroin packets. 

“The organization’s outrageous and heinous smuggling method of implanting heroin inside puppies is a true indication of the extent that drug dealers go to make their profit,” said Gilbride.  

“This investigation identified the individuals who were responsible for overseeing and smuggling millions of dollars worth of heroin from Colombia to the East Coast.”
To date, there have been 14 separate seizures of heroin totaling 24 kilograms; one seizure of six kilograms of cocaine; and 22 arrests. These arrests came after a two-year multi-agency investigation that identified an organization based in Medellin, Colombia, whose distribution network reached from Miami to New York City. The operation culminated today in an international round-up that included 18 search warrants in six different Colombian cities. 
SAC Gilbride thanked the Colombian National Police ANTIN Heroin Task Force and the Eastern District of New York for their assistance with the investigation. The government’s cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney’s Daniel Wenner and Paige Petersen of the Eastern District of New York.

Agencies involved included the Bogota, New York, Miami and Atlanta offices of the DEA, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the Colombian National Police Heroin Task Force and the Johnston County Sheriffs Department, North Carolina. 

Reporter : Methawee   Photo : Internet   Category : Crime News

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