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Driven to desperation by the financial crisis, a mother and her son agreed to transport 600 grams of cocaine to pay their bills in Madrid, but were caught in Geneva before finishing the job.

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Just another dumb excuse for committing a crime. Stealing bread is one thing. Smuggling crack is another. I dont know where to buy or sell cocaine. The mere fact that these guys label this as a "last resort" is pure bullocks. If you know where and how to buy drugs and then resell it, youre a crook. Period...

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Old 26.10.2011, 14:37
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Just another dumb excuse for committing a crime. .... youre a crook. Period...
I dislike The Local as much as you do. But I wouldn't go that far.
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Just another dumb excuse for committing a crime. Stealing bread is one thing. Smuggling crack is another. I dont know where to buy or sell cocaine. The mere fact that these guys label this as a "last resort" is pure bullocks. If you know where and how to buy drugs and then resell it, youre a crook. Period...
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And to get the son to do it, tsk tsk...
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Just another dumb excuse for committing a crime. Stealing bread is one thing. Smuggling crack is another. I dont know where to buy or sell cocaine. The mere fact that these guys label this as a "last resort" is pure bullocks. If you know where and how to buy drugs and then resell it, youre a crook. Period...
I can see you never felt hunger, homelessness and desperation before.....where the minds stops to think and survival instinct kicks in......you might wanna go give this speech in-front of people that are so desperate and see what their opinion will be.
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I can see you never felt hunger, homelessness and desperation before.....where the minds stops to think and survival instinct kicks in......you might wanna go give this speech in-front of people that are so desperate and see what their opinion will be.
I see you have lived in Switzerland too long. I not only grew up in an all black neighborhood on welfare, but I was homeless at the age of 20.

I stole food from farms. But I never did anything as stupid as smuggling drugs. $2,000 is ALOT of money for a homeless person.

So I guess YOU have never been homeless or starving or in need, to tell me what you THINK its like to be destitute.
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I can see you never felt hunger, homelessness and desperation before.....where the minds stops to think and survival instinct kicks in......you might wanna go give this speech in-front of people that are so desperate and see what their opinion will be.
Was she desperate, hungry, or homeless? Maybe, maybe, and no. She still had a roof over her head (read the story, she did it to pay utilities). I would contend that she wasn't so desperate, either, as she asked her son to swallow the cocaine (she was sick); in my mind a truly (and altruistic) desperate person would've done it herself and not endangered her son so. The article leads me to the opinion it was 'convenient money' for her. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't find it from what I've read.

But I can think of a lot of other things I would do first before resorting to criminal acts- like living below my means, even if by the smallest amount, so I could save some money for the 'rainy day.' If I became so desperate, I had to spend that money, I would find whatever temporary legal and gainful employment I could to make my savings last as long as possible.

If I was that in debt that I could not see a way out, I would pursue bankruptcy? I don't know how that works in Europe, but in the US, you can simply walk away from unsecured debts and obligations. Sure they could sue you, but that's like getting water from a rock. Your credit rating would make it hard (not impossible) to reestablish these services, but it can be done.

Truthfully, it sounds to me like someone who made several bad choices that lead to making one final bad choice, for which she got caught.
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Re: Debt-hit Spanish teen caught smuggling cocaine

dont these people find you?

You see it with the cops shows many times how desperate these people are (mexicans in this case)

Would I do it...I dont think so but then again I have never had that feeling of desperation....
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