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Post by GD on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 7:51 pm



A WOMAN claims she was targeted by Customs officers at the airport because she is blonde.
Suzy Self, 28 (pictured), said she was left distressed and infuriated after being stopped on her way back home following a two-day trip to England to see her boyfriend.
The hotel receptionist was bringing in 400 cigarettes, twice the limit, and handed them over.
But she objected to being singled out from a flight of 40 people and questioned whether it was just because of the colour of her hair.
She said she had been upset by some of the personal questions and claimed the female Customs attendant admitted she had been picked because she was young, blonde and travelling alone.
選知 not questioning the fact that I should only have brought 200 cigarettes to the island, said Miss Self. I am complaining about her treatment of me as a passenger and a human being. They were really personal questions, she said. 選t wasn稚 nice.
Customs and Immigration Service chief officer Rob Prow said he was unable to comment on individual cases without a full investigation. However, he was sure that nobody would be stopped for the reasons Miss Self claimed. (from thisisguernsey)

I am sorry but if you commit a crime how can you moan about how the officers treat you... perhaps they should of offered her tea and biscuits...


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Post by Thistle on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 7:55 pm

maybe customs should be looking out for drug smugglers and people trying to enter the island illegally instead of trying to catch peeps with an extra 200 ciggies.
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Post by kiwis kitten on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 8:22 pm

oh boy...wonder if id get stopped too..me blonde lol...hmm now theres a thought..

i may get strip searched eh...... :kk friday:


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Post by Thistle on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 8:36 pm

you would be so lucky .......lucky ..........lucky ...........lucky ........lol
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Post by plimmerton811 on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 8:32 am

Thistle wrote:maybe customs should be looking out for drug smugglers and people trying to enter the island illegally instead of trying to catch peeps with an extra 200 ciggies.

What do you think they were doing? Obviously they caught a smuggler, albeit at the lower end of the scale. But they have to stop people and I have yet to see a drug smuggler with "drug smuggler" stamped to their fore head, however I have seen smugglers looking like family men, students and business men so some one tell me how can customs tell the difference. In this instance the only comment could be that she was perhaps mistreated but we only have one side of the story.

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Post by technophobe on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 11:32 am

This woman needs to get over herself, saying she's considering leaving the island because she was caught bringing in extra cigarettes!!

Goodbye would be my last word on the subject.

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Post by Anomiso on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 2:03 pm

This is how Blonde get to be protagonist in all the "funnies"
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Post by Tiny on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 4:03 pm

I can`t see how this even made it into the news. As far as I can see its only custom`s doing their job so I can`t see the issue. Typical of the press in recent years that this sort of trash gets publicity

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Post by EDDIE on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 7:11 pm

Tiny wrote:I can`t see how this even made it into the news. As far as I can see its only custom`s doing their job so I can`t see the issue. Typical of the press in recent years that this sort of trash gets publicity

Exactly, what a complete load of s##t, " i was picked on cos i was blonde "

Co-operate, be polite and move on dear ! they are doing their job. :x


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Post by bug1 on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 8:34 pm

Tiny wrote:I can`t see how this even made it into the news. As far as I can see its only custom`s doing their job so I can`t see the issue. Typical of the press in recent years that this sort of trash gets publicity
Exactly.What the GP considers newsworthy,at times,beggars belief
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Sat 18 Apr 2009, 2:35 pm

She didnt have the missing 26k on her then ?

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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Sat 18 Apr 2009, 2:40 pm

[quote="plimmerton811What do you think they were doing? Obviously they caught a smuggler, albeit at the lower end of the scale. But they have to stop people and I have yet to see a drug smuggler with "drug smuggler" stamped to their fore head, however I have seen smugglers looking like family men, students and business men so some one tell me how can customs tell the difference. In this instance the only comment could be that she was perhaps mistreated but we only have one side of the story.[/quote]

What % do you think are caught when picked at random,i would think most are caught after guernsey customs have been tipped of by their uk counterparts?

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Post by plimmerton811 on Sat 18 Apr 2009, 11:04 pm

I don't know %'s but I do know that a large amount are picked up through local knowledge for instance a known user travelling for a short period, literally in and out of the Island. Then there are the ones caught by trawling through passenger lists to see where they may have originated their journey. The random stop plays a big part because there is always the chance that you will be stopped. It is a good deterrant. Tip offs from the UK would more l;ikely be for bulk consignments.

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