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Old August 21st, 2004, 09:06 AM
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In our morning paper the Pensacola News Journal there was a short story about cocaine being shipped from Honduras to Jamaica and then taken to New Orleans via a Carnival ship then driven to Tampa. I've been on both the Holiday and the Conquest I wonder which one is was. Wonder if they had inside help?

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Old August 21st, 2004, 10:19 AM
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That story was on our local news this morning..and there were 52 arrested in Tampa in connection with this smuggling..all they said was that the drugs were smuggled from Jamacia to New Orleans on Carniaval's funships.

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The "Holiday" does not go to Jamaica. Sooooooo?????? The answer is?

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Old August 21st, 2004, 10:52 AM
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duhhh. I didn't think that through did I.

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Old August 21st, 2004, 11:55 AM
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As tough as Customs is, and the extra screening that goes on, it would baffle one's mind how someone could accomplish the feat. You never know though. Criminal minds are probably capable of miraculous feats.

I still like the Conquest, though.

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Old August 21st, 2004, 02:23 PM
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You'd be amazed at how many tons of illegal drugs make it to the streets in the U.S.A. It's like counting the illegal aliens in the U.S. The amount that U.S. Customs and the Coast Guard catch is only the tip of the iceberg. It's a little tougher getting them through on cruiseships only whe smugglers get too greedy and try to move too much at a given time.
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The reporter who put the story in the The Pinellas Times here on the West Coast near Tampa can be reached at 813-226-3373 or email svansickler@sptimes.com Her name is Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler and it says you can reach the reporter that way. Maybe the reporter can tell you what ship it was. Ro
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Old August 21st, 2004, 11:57 PM
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It is my understanding that the ship was the Conquest. When we were on the Conquest in January, some idiot got busted trying to smuggle 80 lbs of cocaine on the ship.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 12:15 PM
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It is amazing how some people think they can fool the dogs but there lots of stupid people in this world.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 03:26 PM
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I heard on news, we were in Florida last week that 25 Carnival employees were arrested. Sounds like a inside job.
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