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One down in PNG today - C402C, VH-TSI

Old 11th Jun 2021, 11:27
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The grub deserves more than COVID
Why?

What has he done to you?
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 11:52
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Nothing personally, however the wreckage in which illegal drug use is having on the community is devastating and that’s an understatement. Have you ever had a family member or friend been impacted by illegal drug use?

Not to mention the negative publicity in which these people demonstrate to society with regards to professional pilots.

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Old 11th Jun 2021, 18:00
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The grub deserves more than COVID. Surprised there aren’t a few angry fellow inmates with bush knives around.

I hope the grub isn’t getting special treatment!
Bad news, Ducky. That he isn’t sharing a cell with 15 highlanders in Bomana for the next 10 years would tell you that he is getting special treatment. You can bet your bottom dollar that there is some ferocious lobbying going on to get him back to Oz under one dodgy pretext or other.
Already his “supporters” are working hard to diminish the severity of his crime, no longer is it a big drug running operation but now just an unfortunate breach of air safety and some minor immigration infringements.
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Old 12th Jun 2021, 06:51
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Absolute greed fuelled by financial reward if they get away with it.

Even if they did extradite him back to Oz, he would probably only do a few years and be back out.

Sad thing is that he was probably a pretty good Pilot before he got sucked into smuggling contraband.

Bit like another pilot I knew years ago who got involved in smuggling contraband, however the authorities nabbed him at Melbourne Airport. USA-AUS Ferry Flight - Attempt to Smuggle Drugs The idiot purchased a turbine powered 210 in the states and was going to fly it to Oz loaded up with contraband. Authorities saved his life, as he would have ended up in the drink. Same pilot also owned a 182RG which was destroyed in a suspicious hangar fire at Melton about 20 years ago. I don’t believe the authorities ever convicted anyone for that fire, there were also other aircraft lost in fire and the hangar was destroyed.


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Old 12th Jun 2021, 10:30
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wreckage in which illegal drug use is having on the community is devastating
I agree entirely. I have seen first hand it's evil, insidious effects!

In that regard I guess that it's just as well that I am not supreme Dictator of this fair Country of Australia, as my attitude to convicted-without-a-doubt Drug smugglers would be an immediate with no appeal granted, sentence of death.

To be administered by lethal injection of a massive overdose of whatever they were smuggling!

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Old 12th Jun 2021, 10:40
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Totally agree with that statement, these drug runners are desperate for easy big money!
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Old 12th Jun 2021, 23:45
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If it was easy money.. I’d be doing it 🥳
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 22:35
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Daily Telegraph black flights

Daily Telegraph story today around Black flights and references to TSI. Need to subscribe or buy print
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 08:43
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Daily Telegraph story today around Black flights and references to TSI. Need to subscribe or buy print
Also in the Adelaide Advertiser with photographs.

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Old 17th Jun 2021, 00:48
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From the Telegraph.

True Crime AustraliaPolice & Courts NSW

Drug cartels using Australian ‘black flights’ to bring in cocaine Rogue pilots are flying into unmanned airstrips to bring drugs into Australia, before leaving again loaded with cash, a former border force boss has revealed.

Rogue pilots are flying plane loads of cocaine into Australia on “black flights”, landing undetected on remote airstrips before leaving again loaded with cash.

“Unmanned airstrips are certainly used by drug cartels to bring in drugs,’’ said former ABF boss Roman Quaedvlieg.

“Also there are coastal airstrips which are unresourced and the importers will run the gauntlet, so to speak, knowing that authorities are not as well staffed as bigger airports and believe they can escape detection.”

Sources some of the flights do register as legitimate arrivals on paper, with a low risk to avoid scrutiny.

Planes are known to be modified with extra fuel tanks so they can island-hop from overseas source countries.

Mr Quaedvlieg said the ABF had sophisticated flight trackers deployed around the country but said crews which landed at isolated airstrips knew they could unload the contraband before authorities arrive.

He said there could be no denying Australia received “absolute black flights’’ which logged no paperwork and flew low to avoid radar systems.

In July last year a Cessna twin engine plane crashed near Port Moresby carrying 500kg of cocaine with an Australian pilot who died in the accident.

Both Papua New Guinea and Australian Federal Police believe the plane took off from north Queensland on July 26 and flew at only 3000 feet above the ground to avoid being picked up by radar.

The flight collected the drugs but the plane crashed on it’s return journey.

“The extent of these types of importations is unknown, but this incident tells you it is happening, and it’s naive to think we are on top of it,’’ Mr Quaedvlieg said.

The practise has been going on for years with NSW Police tracking a former CIA plane in 2014 from the US which island hopped across the Pacific before landing in Port Headland where it lodged its arrival with customs. It then crisscrossed the country, arriving empty at Albion Park.

Sniffer dogs and detectors established later there had been a large amount of drugs transported in the plane at some time.

Evidence given in a trial of a member of the Sinola Mexcian drug cartel in the US heard Australian pilots were offered huge money to run cocaine flights in and out of the country.

“Individual A advised that his/her associates were moving millions of dollars per month from Australia to the United States, and that the money was being used to purchase cocaine to be sold in Australia,’’ special agent for the DEA Christopher O’Reilly detailed in a court case against Jose Mares-Barragan in 2013.

“In prior meetings between CS1 and Individual A, CS1 had pretended to be a pilot,” he said.

“Individual A asked CS1 whether he/she was interested in moving millions of dollars from Australia to the United States.”
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 07:43
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Interesting that they stated that old mate died in the 402, let me get filthy rich attempt that went perfectly wrong for all the good reasons!

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Old 17th Jun 2021, 11:59
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Don’t think there was too much flight involved in the return !
And the pilot has been reincarnated in POM!
And they don’t just think it came from fnq... they know. There is a vid clip about that shows TSI taxing at YMBA.
300’ sounds more likely for dodging radar ,...what little or none of it there is “up here”..but OTH techno can take care of that.
RIP that lot. Rot In Prison.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 22:06
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I'd drink to that but doubt it'll happen.
Unfortunately.
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 06:44
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One year on not much has happened. Another adjournment.
https://www.looppng.com/png-news/dru...journed-102100
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 23:36
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Interesting that the prosecutor did not make himself available to the court. Looks like the nobbling process is well underway.


So it will be left to some hapless police sergeant with at best a Grade 9 education to do battle with Moresby’s finest barristers and legal brains and more importantly who will have all sorts of connections to the highest levels of judiciary in PNG. You just can’t get more nobbled than that can you?

The wonderful thing about corruption in PNG is that it is so transparent.

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Old 10th Aug 2021, 02:19
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Just a 30 day update.....
Is the cretin still alive in jail?
Covid free and on a diet?
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 22:19
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Interesting that the prosecutor did not make himself available to the court. Looks like the nobbling process is well underway.


So it will be left to some hapless police sergeant with at best a Grade 9 education to do battle with Moresby’s finest barristers and legal brains and more importantly who will have all sorts of connections to the highest levels of judiciary in PNG. You just can’t get more nobbled than that can you?

The wonderful thing about corruption in PNG is that it is so transparent.
Dunno how I missed that one Luce.
Sheer gold!

@Mumbai.
Probably, probably and probably.
The Lord has mysterious ways......
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 07:32
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Bit if an update;
https://www.looppng.com/png-news/cut...oms-act-104195
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 10:51
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Pilot’s case adjourned

September 7, 2021The NationalMain StoriesAN Australian pilot, one of the accused in the biggest drug bust in the country last year, will return to court in two weeks for a ruling on his charge of dealing with criminal property.
His lawyer had opted not to make submissions, but asked the court to consider the content of police hand-up brief and deliver its ruling.
Central committal court Magistrate Alex Kalandi adjourned the case of David John Cutmore, 52, to Sept 23 for the ruling.
Cutmore was alleged to have crashed a Cessna-402 twin-engine during take-off with 611kg of cocaine on board at Papa Lealea village, about 30km west of Port Moresby.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa), through its lawyer, Carol Jaran, moved a motion yesterday to have Cutmore serve a custodial sentence after he failed to pay fines for entering PNG illegally and without proper aviation documents.
Jaran submitted that Cutmore had pleaded guilty to two charges under section 278 (1) (a) and 280 (a) of the Civil Aviation Act and was ordered by the court to pay a total of K37,000 within two months but that had not happened. “We filed a notice of motion on June 29, 2020, seeking two orders under section 167 of the District Court Act,” Jaran said.
Cutmore’s charges under the Customs Act were also adjourned to Sept 23.
He has been remanded at the Bomana Immigration Detention Centre.
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 22:32
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Back to Australia??

To Australia ??

https://www.looppng.com/png-news/dru...ent-aus-104133
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