At Dubai Airport,a passenger was caught carrying two packed brand new iphones with cocaine which his friend gave him to give it to his family.
MANY passengers fall victim to good intentions by trusting friends and strangers to carry their bags or goods in domestic and international flights. They unwittingly become innocent mules for these unscrupulous people, who would step forward to reap the benefits, but fade away leaving the innocent passenger taking the fall when caught.Travelers should be forewarned that taking or carrying things that is not theirs does not clear them of any liabilities or penalties, for pleading ignorance is no defense. They should be aware that these devious people would lie, fake issues and also act in such a way to play on the sentiments of the people and force them to agree to carry their things.
Many people find it difficult to say no to passengers, who beg them to take their bags while claiming that this way they would avoid paying for shipping. The softhearted find themselves weak in refusing the person’s plea for help and sob stories of strangers, not aware that the bag contained contents that were illegal in the country they are traveling to. If the passenger gets caught they will find themselves guilty or facing serious consequences while the provider of the content would be scot-free.Others, who heed this warning of not carrying stuffs given to them by strangers, take no chances and simply find any excuse to say no to strangers and refuse to carry any bag. Very few people agree to carry the bag on the condition of examining its content. And there are those who simply take it without examining the content just because a friend requested them to do so and later fall victim when caught.