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The man found dead in a suitcase in Tibbetts Brook Park last week was a drug mule from the Dominican Republic who died from an apparent overdose after two packets of heroin leaked into his body, police said yesterday.
1: i'm assuming it was a big ass suitcase or he was cut up, but i'm w/ you overall. we have a country of origin for this drug smugglers body we found...
Authorities found 50 packets of heroin, with a street value of at least $100,000, inside the man's body. They believe he was likely dumped in the park by fellow drug mules after his accidental overdose.
2: ok, i guess they prolly used a big ass suitcase then since they clearly weren't interested in cutting someone up, even for a ton of cash...
The man, who has yet to be identified
3: wait, what? we know what country he's from, but we don't know who he is? ok... that's a little weird, but reportedly they get that idea from an item in his possession which has yet to be identified.
all that aside, we don't know who he is, so i guess he covertly crossed the border on foot?
Police said that the man had probably flown to the United States on a paid mission to deliver drugs
4: i'm sorry, wtf? we accept w/o blinking that we have a known foreign-national flying into the states and government security apparatus protecting our borders from another 9/11 (TSA, INS, ICE, DHS, etc) don't know who he is?
oh, well maybe that was just a local pd spokesman mistake, right?
His fingerprints did not match any in U.S. databases, so he probably was never arrested in this country
5: oh, that was a fox news report? well wtf? don't you need to get between 2 and 10 finger-prints taken when you get a visa to visit the united states?
well, no fingerprints required if you're from one of those 27 countries which make uber passports that you'd have a pretty hard time faking... the Dominican Republic isn't on that list... what do we know about them anyway? oh, wait, we've been working with their security apparatus for at least the last three years and know they are a huge drug smuggling transit point?
are you telling me that i go through all that bullshit at the airport (even though we've already secured the cockpit) to make sure i'm not a terrorist even though i'm a US citizen and fly all the damn time... but if i'm some dude from a known drug state, i can just forge some papers and get right in?
well, maybe he faked them out somehow... was real sneaky-like...
"There could be three, four, five of these mules working together," Calabrese said, explaining how the drug transport system works. "They may be on the same plane, they may be on different planes, but they've usually got to meet up at some place because they've got to pass the drugs. They usually meet in a hotel or motel, or in an apartment nearby. They may be there for a day, maybe two, until they get the drugs to come out.
6: wait, we know all that stuff about how they operate? really? we know all that because someone has watched them before i guess? soooo, could we be watching these people now? or could we mandate an ultrasound for people coming from known countries? or we could keep them in a resort place for 3 days to see if they crap out a lot of drugs or need emergency surgery? isn't the US fighting a war on drugs? hasn't that been going on for a long time now?
gee, i hope the war on terror goes a little better than the war on drugs...
it seems like no one who has a reasonable grasp of security and risk management is callin the shots up top...