110 pounds of pot found on plane and flight crew arrested

After three bags filled with 110 pounds of pot — cannabis to high brow folks — were found on a flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow after the plane landed, fifteen members of the cabin and crew were arrested.

From the BBC article, it’s not clear why all fifteen were arrested, but they are being questioned to find out what they know about how these bags ended up on their South African Airways flight. The British officials take drug smuggling seriously and are not too pleased. Anyone who knows anything about the bags is being urged to call the authorities. Check the article for the phone number.

When I read this story, it reminded me of a high school field trip gone amok.

“What bags?”

“What pot?”

“What? Who me?”

“It’s for medicinal purposes only. Really.”

I wonder if there’s a chance that whoever was traveling with the bags — not the crew — saw the authorities and bolted. A curious story, indeed.

What strange things have been found on planes?

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