Naughty WREN in Drug Smuggling shocker!!

#3
The 36 year old rating who joined only a few years ago from Angola. Seems the Navy has as many problems with quality recruits as the Army.

whf
 
#4
flamingo said:
The_Seagull said:
I'm surprised it's not been covered on ARRSE already.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8207755.stm

Good find! Though 12 Kilos of the stuff, which I dare say they knew about already, wasn't too hard to find.
Sorry Seagull, (if it had been a copper, it would have been all over here by now!)

Good find.
:lol: :lol:

It'd be straight in the Plod Bashing Thread in the NAFFI mate. :D

I bet she took payment in iPods too! :D
 
#8
wehappyfew said:
The 36 year old rating who joined only a few years ago from Angola. Seems the Navy has as many problems with quality recruits as the Army.

whf
Oh c'mon, the Army recruits are only taking them, not smuggling them in 8)
 
#9
Hmmm...

When the MOD began recruiting from the former commonwealth in order to fulfil quotas the serious crime rate went banzai in a couple of naval bases. I'm guessing, that like those from St Vincent etc, she would not have been security cleared for anything other than an S&S branch (shes a steward).

This is to my knowledge the first crime of it's magnitude and type to affect the forces. Maybe it's coincidental that her background was not what could be described as 'Very British'.
 
#10
supermatelot said:
Hmmm...

When the MOD began recruiting from the former commonwealth in order to fulfil quotas the serious crime rate went banzai in a couple of naval bases. I'm guessing, that like those from St Vincent etc, she would not have been security cleared for anything other than an S&S branch (shes a steward).

This is to my knowledge the first crime of it's magnitude and type to affect the forces. Maybe it's coincidental that her background was not what could be described as 'Very British'.
That's what puzzles me here, Angola was Portuguese.
 

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#11
Markintime said:
supermatelot said:
Hmmm...

When the MOD began recruiting from the former commonwealth in order to fulfil quotas the serious crime rate went banzai in a couple of naval bases. I'm guessing, that like those from St Vincent etc, she would not have been security cleared for anything other than an S&S branch (shes a steward).

This is to my knowledge the first crime of it's magnitude and type to affect the forces. Maybe it's coincidental that her background was not what could be described as 'Very British'.
That's what puzzles me here, Angola was Portuguese.
True enough, but Angola applied to join the Commonwealth and was accepted - presumably the proximity of RSA, Zim and Kenya had a bearing on their being accepted.
 
#12
saintstone said:
wehappyfew said:
The 36 year old rating who joined only a few years ago from Angola. Seems the Navy has as many problems with quality recruits as the Army.

whf
Oh c'mon, the Army recruits are only taking them, not smuggling them in 8)
Only because its harder to smuggle drugs through KAF and brize lol.
 
#15
supermatelot wrote
Wont discussing this here get the site in shite..sub judice and all that??
Threads on pending/current Service related trials, enquiries etc don't usually stand. It has been ARRSE policy for many years.

markintime wrote
It's been in a national Newspaper and besides, I didn't even know Angola was a member of the Commonwealth.
It's been in a national newspaper? That's okay then. :roll:
 
#16
Markintime said:
She seems old to still be a junior rating, still at least it wasn't a promising career down the pan. 8)
I read this article and straight away my thought was that this was planned from the start. You think thats far fetched. Fecking may be far fetched but thats not to say it could not be planned that way. Brilliant way of bringing the drugs back in a "Navy" mule. Christ if immigrants can stowaway on coaches under Govermant Immigration Officials..........
 
#17
Seadog said:
supermatelot wrote
Wont discussing this here get the site in shite..sub judice and all that??
Threads on pending/current Service related trials, enquiries etc don't usually stand. It has been ARRSE policy for many years.

markintime wrote
It's been in a national Newspaper and besides, I didn't even know Angola was a member of the Commonwealth.
It's been in a national newspaper? That's okay then. :roll:
My apologies Seadog, what I meant was that it is already in the public domain and most of us have no specialist knowledge on this matter so it is no more than conjecture on a news story much as there is a thread going about an officer posting in the Independent and plenty of threads about the CGS CDS etc
 
#18
Seems that Commonwealth may not be relevant here;

according to the Daily Mail she came here as a refugee
and joined after getting UK citizenship.


Theresa Matos

Edited to read;

Odd, went back to the DM site to see that it had been updated around 07:40, now no mention of refugee although it was in the one updated around 01:00.
When I saw it, I thought it was unlike the DM to use the term refugee - I would have thought they would have preferred the (possibly more technically accurate ) term Asylum Seeker.

As an aside, it's quite true that Angola is not Commonwealth but oddly enough, the ex-Portugese Mozambique is a member!
 
#19
flamingo said:
The_Seagull said:
I'm surprised it's not been covered on ARRSE already.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8207755.stm

Good find! Though 12 Kilos of the stuff, which I dare say they knew about already, wasn't too hard to find.
Sorry Seagull, (if it had been a copper, it would have been all over here by now!)

Good find.
Difference being the plod set themselves up as the guardians of law & order and above any form of wrongdoing that us mere mortals would get up to ......so when they break the law ( as they often do) course their gonna get laid into.
 
#20
Smuggling has always been a problem in the RN. After all the matelots have a fcukin big ship to hide the stuff in. And said fcukin big ship has literally thousands of places to hide stuff.

Matelots are an ingenious bunch and will construct the most elaborate false panels / pipes / storage etc for hiding their souvenirs.

FAA members regularly used to fill drop tanks with the squadrons gizzits before sending them back home from the western approaches. Though these were mainly along the lines of booze, fags & picturesque instruction manuals.

When I wore the blue suit, the drug of choice for nearly all matelots was beer. Anything else was an absolute bugger to get hold of in the middle of the pond. And those who did indulge in fragrant wacky baccy were soon sniffed out. The harder drugs were soon used up and it’s bloody obvious when someone is going cold turkey.

But given the possible rewards for being a drugs mule nowadays I can see the attraction for the junior rates to ‘do one trip’.
 

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