Friday, July 13, 2007

I've been following the story about two London school girls being arrested in Ghana for drug trafficing. The girls have told police the men gave them the laptop bags.

Taken from the BBC's website:

One of the girls told Channel 4 News on Thursday night they were tricked into carrying drugs to London.
Speaking by telephone from prison in Accra, she said: "There were basically two boys over here who gave us two bags and told us... it was an empty bag
"We never thought anything bad was inside... and they told us to go to the UK and drop it off to some boy... at the airport."
"It was basically like a set-up. They didn't tell us nothing, we didn't think nothing, 'cos basically we are innocent.
"We don't know nothing about this drugs and stuff."

I find this a fascinating story. Someone pays an all expenses holiday to Ghana, you tell your parents you are off to France, and all for collecting a couple of empty computer bags. My advice is next time go to PC World and buy them there - avoids an awful lot of hastle and accusations of drugs running.

I feel very sorry for the families who suddenly find themselves caught up in this kind of event. I guess there is so much parents don't know about their children (and possibly would prefer not to know).

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