Banged up abroad

There was an interesting documentary on Channel 5 tonight about a British couple who were caught smuggling cocaine from Costa Rica. Allegedly, they thought they were smuggling cannabis, in much smaller quantities than was actually the case.

Throughout the documentary, the footage was generic, suggesting that they may have either got away with it, or else been released already. In fact, they are serving their sentence in separate Mexican prisons, due for release in 2014. They will likely be released in 2009.

Both criminals seemed reasonably rational, particularly the guy. However they both only had thoughts for themselves, and didn’t seem to be bothered about the potential damage the drugs they attempted to smuggle would have done. They didn’t think themselves the victims of injustice. Instead, they were annoyed at having been caught, rather than having taken the stupid decision in the first place.

Seemed odd.


2 Responses to “Banged up abroad”

  1. TONY MONTANA on October 9th, 2006 09:12


  2. Andrew on October 9th, 2006 09:12


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