It’s hard to have much sympathy for drug smugglers and these stories, if they show anything, reveal that there is no such thing as easy money.
Three men were sailing off the Colombian coast near Tumaco when their vessel capsized. Thrown into the Pacific Ocean, all they could do was hang on for dear life to their cargo which, conveniently, floated and acted as lifejackets.
They were spotted by the Colombian army and rescued none the worse for their ordeal. Unfortunately, their impromptu lifejackets attracted some interest and on closer inspection were found to contain cocaine hydrochloride. In total, they had 1,265 kg of the drug which they were attempting to smuggle across the high seas.
They have been charged with drug trafficking and manufacturing narcotics.
Police were chasing four suspected drug smugglers off the coast of Spain when their boats collided, the police launch span out of control and threw four of the officers into the sea. Instead of making good their escape, the suspects nobly responded to appeals to rescue the officers.
A fat lot of good that did them.
The drenched police could not fail to notice that there were some eighty bundles bobbing around on the water. Closer inspection revealed that they contained around 3,000kg of hashish and the foursome had their collars felt for drug trafficking. From heroes to zeroes in a few minutes.
If you are going to do a bit of drug running, make sure you don’t commit any traffic offences and that you have a string of outstanding warrants against you. These words of wisdom were something Jessica Bernice Kropp chose to ignore as she drove in Arkansas. She was stopped by Officer Kenneth Looney (great name) who, as he was taking down her particulars, couldn’t help noticing a rather intriguing hair bow on Jessica’s head.
On closer inspection, he realised that it was a bundle of meth, cunningly disguised. A work of genius if Jessica hadn’t overlooked her other misdemeanours. She is now charged with drug offences and on bail.
It’s a cruel world.