Tea, coffee, or cocaine?

What does your job pay you? That must have been the question some of the 15 SAA crew members asked themselves before considering the one benefit not written in their contracts: they and their luggage are unlikely to be searched at international airports.
Or so they thought, sometimes your luck is in and the sniffer dogs are off duty and you get to take a bit of extra luggage with you on your way to London. But chaps, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that being caught once has put you in the spotlight. Come on, for goodnessakes.
The jury is still out on the flight attendents level of job satisfaction after several arrests were made at Heathrow when drugs were found in a bag belonging to a crew member. It is the second time in less than a month!!
Last time it was 54kg of dagga, the second time 5kg of cocaine.
I can just see the advertisment “Join SAA and aim for a “high” level of job satisfaction!”
But seriously, cocaine is a drug that kills, shame on you!
True the stash was down this time from 54kg to only 5kg, but the value was almost the same, so the guilty parties have decided to go for quality rather than quantity.Well it is tidier and easier to package ( apparently ).
But the dagga from the first bust is easier to spin in to a less destructive story. Every self respecting Saffer in London knows that the stuff doesn’t grow as well there as it does on the foothills of Drakensberg, it’s like trying to have a decent braai in East London in January!!
So maybe the SAA crew were just trying to help out a few depressed ex-pats. Maybe they also had Mrs Balls Chutney and vacuum packed biltong in their luggage and a few kilos of African sunshine!
Dagga is also a well known for medicinal purposes.So if those SAA crew memebers were just trying to help out Aunty Sybil in Hampstead who suffers from terrible gout, they were just misguided, but there is no excuse for 5 kg of cocaine!!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by gennie on May 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Hhhmmm I have to wonder Auntie Tish how you know where dagga grows!!


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