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Plane Delays Silver Lining
By Micah Halpern

Thursday August 11, 2022
I've Been Thinking:

Maybe there is a silver lining to the horrendous travel stories about lost luggage and delayed luggage.

The search for missing luggage has been helpful in the fight against drug trafficking.

The global backlog in airline baggage loading was instrumental in the discovery, by Israeli police, of a drug haul.  The drugs were hidden in a suitcase that was X-rayed after it arrived a day late and went unclaimed.

The tinfoil-wrapped 7 kg (15 lb) of amphetamines worth some $600,000 were in a false bottom of the bag, which police allowed to be sent from Ben Gurion Airport to the Jerusalem address its owner had listed in his lost-and-found complaint.

The drugs, of course, were no longer in the suitcase.

It is not very smart to put your address on luggage that is being used for drug smuggling.

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15 August 2022 12:00 AM in Thoughts

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