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PILES OF STOLEN AIRPORT BAGS FOUND AT US COUPLE’S HOUSE

Well, if you still have faith in private enterprise, read this and weep. Phoenix airport stopped checking passengers baggage claim tickets 10 years ago as a cost-cutting measure. I’m not quite sure what this means, but the spokesperson “said passengers should avoid putting critical medications or expensive items in checked luggage, clearly mark their bags, and pick them up as soon as possible after landing”. Bizarre stuff, but its from the New Zealand Herald, so sense may have been lost in translation. Just goes to show, you can prevent crime if youre prepared to…doesn’t it?

RUSSIA’S HEROIN PROBLEM AND ONGOING BATTLES OVER AFGHAN POPPY FIELDS

Washington Post piece. Depressing statistic: Russia has 2 million addicts who consume 21 of the world supply. Even more depressing statistic: in 2001 when Taliban in control, production minute. After coalition invaded, in 2002 production rose to 3,000 tons By 2008, at 8,000 tons and was supposed to have dipped last year to 7,000 tons. Mostly grown in Kandahar and Helmand…It seems a long time since John Reid told us that the UK was sending troops to Helmand to eradicate opium poppy production. Remember? It was January 2006, actually, according to the Times: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/afghanistan/article7146449.ece

101,000 STOP AND SEARCHES. NO TERROR ARRESTS

But no-one will do anything about it because of suspect devices on aeroplanes…Proportionality? Forget it. Most done by Met or BTP. is there a training failure somewhere? ie in London?

YEMEN CARGO PLANE CARRIED EXPLOSIVES, DUBAI POLICE SAY.

here’s the reason why no-one will stop the Metropolitan police conducting fruitless and irritating stop and searches. Nothing to do with the mid-term elections in the US, I don’t suppose…Take your shoes off Lucy, dont you know you’re in an airport?

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