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tramadol smuggling ?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by hifinutt, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    Yes, 300 is too many to be blase. I brought about 200 Xanax tablets back from Thailand when I came back to live here, as I was unfortunately a tad dependent on them. I was expecting a stretch if I got caught at either airport. My rather weak argument was I bought them over the counter in a Thai pharmacy. Which was true.
     
  2. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    I read somewhere that she was carrying it for a 'boyfriend'. Who has now distanced himself." Quelle Surprise!". Feel sorry for her, but stupid is as stupid does.
     
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  3. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    If you go to a foreign country carrying prescription drugs that were not prescribed for you with the intent to give them to someone else who cannot legitimately obtain them for himself in that country without doing any basic research online or otherwise, then you can hardly expect sympathy even if you believe, as I do, that drugs should not be proscribed.
     
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  4. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    If this stuff is a favourite for Egyptian druggies, and she comes in carrying 300 tablets with no plausible explanation or a prescription, it seems pretty likely she brought them in to sell on the illegal drug market. It also seems unlikely that a hypothetical boyfriend with back pain could not get an Egyptian doctor to prescribe suitable pain killers. They do have doctors, hospitals and pharmacies in Egypt.
     
  5. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    You presume and assume too much, I think, based on a news report.

    If she comes to trial, then more might be known.
     
  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    Rich, did you not have enough...apathy already ?
     
  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Maximum prescription dose is 8 a day.

    Wherever I travel I always carry a copy of my prescription for tramadol.

    This idiot deserves to do time.

    When in Rome.

    And I always check the drug policy of any country I visit.
     
  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    Thank you.
     
  9. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Many common prescription drugs are totally banned in various countries eg codeine in Malaysia.
    In practice anything sensitive like opiates and Xanax, travel with a sensible quantity and a copy of the prescription.
    Never carry anything for someone else, there are hordes of mules on death row all over SE Asia for that
     
  10. merlin

    merlin pfm Member

    Tramadol was fine until the idiots started abusing it and mixing it with Coke. Now it's seen as a real problem world wide - even in Thailand you now need a prescription to get it. IMHO, any opiate needs to be controlled through medical services.

    The stupid mare in this case is clearly lying and was smuggling opiates for either personal gain or other illegal activities. Good riddance. Why worry about a drug smuggler?

    People are genuinely thick when it comes to researching local drugs laws. Here I often get asked when people can buy some weed - as if it's no big deal. Thick as pig shit.
     
  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    What a bleak depiction of humanity.
     
  12. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    I tried taking tramadol once and the effects were so powerful I preferred putting up with the pain.

    I really can't imagine taking four per day never mind eight.
     
  13. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Darwin awards in progress. Most of SE Asia executes drug trafficers
     
  14. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    You quickly get used to it, that's the problem. Then it's a complete bastard trying to come off the stuff.
     
  15. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    That's a truly horrific avatar Tony, where did you find that?
     
  16. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    Egyptian police say ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law. That's a tired old phrase that gets used by the establishment here too, one I will never tire of rejecting. Apparently nobody even knows how many laws there are in the UK. That in mind, the statement is, of course, bollocks.
     
  17. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    Steve...b*llocks... (in the nicest way).
     
  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Nobody carries 300 pills for someone else without knowing what they are. She expected to pay for her holiday romance with the proceeds. Deserves a bit of jail time.
     
  19. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    According to the BBC this mroning, the boyfriend does exist and has medical evidence of a back proplem so the motives ascribed by some above might be unfounded.

    Might be mitigation but unlikely to prevent prosecution.
     
  20. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    The BBC are clearly lying as merlin has pointed out, "The stupid mare in this case is clearly lying and was smuggling opiates for either personal gain or other illegal activities. Good riddance". And it's not like merlin ever gets anything wrong :)
     

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