Flight Attendant Flees After Trying To Smuggle 70 Pounds Of Cocaine Through LAX

Flight Attendant Had 70 Reasons To Run: TSA Seizes 70 Pounds Of Cocaine After She Kicks Off Her Heels And Flees – L.A. Times


The sight of people sprinting through one of Los Angeles International Airport’s sprawling terminals isn’t all that uncommon. As long as they’re running toward a flight, anyway.

But after she was selected for a random security screening, a flight attendant kicked off her heels and sprinted in the opposite direction Friday night, barreling the wrong way up an escalator and leaving her bags behind.

Minutes later, Los Angeles Airport police officers assigned to search the bags found out the woman had nearly 70 good reasons to run.

The woman, who has not been identified and remains at large, was carrying roughly 70 pounds of cocaine, said Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Assn.

Airport and airline staff are not subject to security screenings every time they approach a checkpoint, a process McClain described as ripe for exploitation.

“Just like traveling passengers, airport and airline employees should undergo the same screening to help decrease the opportunities for these employees to commit crimes and to help eliminate ‘insider’ or ‘lone wolf’ criminal activity,” he said in a statement.

Timothy Massino, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Los Angeles, said Monday that the Transportation Security Administration referred the case to the DEA after the woman ran from the screening area. Massino declined to comment further.

The woman was seen running from the area after she was selected for the random screening by TSA agents, Massino said. It was not clear how she was able to flee, although McClain said her seemingly easy escape highlighted the need to post an airport police officer at each security checkpoint, which used to be a common practice.

The TSA and the Los Angeles Airport Police Department referred all questions to the DEA. It was not clear what airline the woman worked for.

McClain said it was unlikely that Friday was the woman’s first attempt at exploiting her security clearance.

“I don’t believe anybody would trust a mule with that amount of dope the first time out,” he said. “You’re talking about $2 million worth of cocaine… That’s pretty troubling. This is more than likely not her first time doing this.”



Scumbag Extraordinaire Sean Penn Secretly Met With Fugitive Drug Kingpin El Chapo In Mexican Jungle

El Jerko! Sean Penn Secretly Met With Fugitive Drug Lord El Chapo – New York Post


El Chapo, meet El Jerko.

Hollywood blowhard Sean Penn secretly met, interviewed, and posed for grip-and-smirk selfies with murderous druglord Joaquin Guzman Loera – even as the world’s most-wanted fugitive continued to elude authorities in the months after tunneling out of a Mexican prison.

“I don’t want to be portrayed as a nun,” El Chapo says in the interview. Nevertheless, to gain access to the kingpin’s secret jungle hideout, Penn agreed that Guzman would have the final edit of the resulting story.

Penn also agreed not to alert authorities to the killer’s whereabouts. Still, Guzman’s capture in a dramatic police shootout Friday came as a direct result of Mexican officials tracking their contacts, authorities there said.

And Mexican officials now are investigating Penn and actress Kate del Castillo, who traveled with the actor to visit the vile drug lord, ABC News reported.

Penn interviewed Guzman – whose nickname means “Shorty” – in person and via cautiously encrypted e-mail and video messages for Rolling Stone magazine.

“He asks me if many people in the United States know about him,” Penn writes of the celebrity-obsessed narcotics magnate.

“‘Oh yeah,” I say… He seems to delight in the absurdity of this… We eat, drink and talk for hours,” he said of their jungle tête-a-tête.

At one point, the tequila flowing, El Chapo jokes of Donald Trump, “Ah! Mi amigo!”

The clandestine contacts were brokered by del Castillo, who’d struck up a correspondence with Guzman after tweeting her support of him four years ago, the mag said.

The resulting account, published online Saturday night, shows the killer kingpin – described variously as “serene,” and “a simple man in a simple place,” and “a businessman first” – in an almost worshipful light.

In breathless, first-person prose, Penn marvels over El Chapo’s humble, hardscrabble childhood spent harvesting in the drug fields of Sinaloa state.

Scant mention is made of the river of blood in El Chapo’s wake, and none at all of his alleged assassinations of Mexican officials and police. Guzman is credited with responsibility for tens of thousands of deaths of rivals, informants and officials in Mexico and the US, his biggest market.

A 2014 indictment by the US Attorney’s office in Brooklyn charges him with 12 counts of murder among other charges; Mexico officials said Saturday they will cooperate with US efforts to extradite him.

Instead, Penn seems to swoon over the breadth of the fugitive’s deadly drug empire.

“While I was surfing the waves of Malibu at age 9, he was already working in the marijuana and poppy fields of the remote mountains of Sinaloa,” Penn says of Guzman, who, like the actor, is in his early 50s.

“Today he runs the biggest international drug cartel the world has ever known, exceeding even that of Pablo Escobar,” Penn says.

“He shops and ships by some estimates more than half of all the cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana that come into the United States.”

Penn concedes in the piece that he “may be perceived as protecting criminals.”

The actor also wants readers to know that in meeting with El Chapo – who was known to dispatch those who disappoint him with a bullet to the head – he is doing something really, really risky.

“The trust that El Chapo had extended to us was not to be f-ked with,” Penn writes.

“This will be the first interview El Chapo had ever granted outside an interrogation room, leaving me no precedent by which to measure the hazards,” Penn writes.

“I’d seen plenty of video and graphic photography of those beheaded, exploded, dismembered or bullet-riddled innocents, activists, courageous journalists and cartel ­enemies alike.”

But Penn was not afraid.

“I’d offered myself to experiences beyond my control in numerous countries of war, terror, corruption and disaster,” he assures the reader.

Guzman may be a billionaire murderer and peddler of poison, but what of our own guilt, as customers of his wares, Penn muses.

“We are the consumers,” Penn says, “and as such, we are complicit in every murder, and in every corruption of an institution’s ability to protect the quality of life for citizens of Mexico and the United States that comes as a result of our insatiable appetite for illicit narcotics.”

Penn adds, “As much as anything, it’s a question of relative morality.”

Besides, “the War on Drugs has failed,” he announces, decrying “the tunnel vision of our puritanical and prosecutorial culture.”

Penn and del Castillo visited El Chapo in early October, a trip involving a flight to an undisclosed Mexican city and a 90-minute drive across farmlands in a convoy of ­armored SUVs to a dirt airfield.

Their escort on a subsequent, two-hour flight in El Chapo’s six-seat, single-engine prop plane is the drug lord’s 29-year-old son, Alfredo, Penn writes.

The plane has a scrambler that blocks ground radar, Alfredo boasts. After a few fortifying in-flight swigs of tequila, they land, somewhere, in a patch of dirt surrounded by jungle, and scramble into two waiting SUVs.

Nine bumpy hours later – after a drive that included their convoy being waved through a Mexican military checkpoint – “there he is,” standing beside a few “weathered bungalows,” Penn writes.


“He’s wearing a casual patterned silk shirt, pressed black jeans, and he appears remarkably well-groomed and healthy for a man on the run,” Penn notes.

“He pulls me into a ‘compadre’ hug, looks me in the eyes and speaks a lengthy greeting in Spanish too fast for my ears,” Penn says.

About 100 of his soldiers stand guard as El Chapo hobnobs with the two celebrities, del Castillo translating for Penn over tacos, rice and beans.

Penn is allowed no note-taking, so he’s unable to quote El Chapo at length. Did you know Pablo Escobar? the actor asks. “Yes, I met him. Big house,” is the answer remembered by Penn.

What was to be a series of in-person interviews was scuttled, though, when El Chapo’s security caught wind of a looming military siege.

A later, written interview consists of softball questions, including, “Do you consider yourself a violent person?”

The kingpin responds, “No, sir.”

Penn asks, “Are you prone to violence, or do you use it as a last resort?”

“Look,” El Chapo answers. “All I do is defend myself, nothing more. But do I start trouble? Never.”

Penn is no stranger to self-aggrandizement.

In the 2005 aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he was pictured patrolling the streets of New Orleans brandishing a shotgun.



Illegal Alien/National Guard NCO Busted For Helping Mexican Cartels Transport Drugs Across Border

Bombshell: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted In Sick Act Of Corruption Against America – Conservative Tribune


While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse.

Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did.

A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border.

Portillo, a man suspected of living in Mexico, yet serving in the Ariz. National Guard, was using his official military credentials and position to make sure cocaine shipments were brought into the United States without trouble.

He often used his military license to freely cross back and forth over the border without being subject to searches at checkpoints – even using military vehicles and military issued weapons to make his runs.

In total, at least 58 Ariz. National Guardsmen under Portillo’s command were acting as “muscle” for various cartels and being paid thousands of dollars in the process.

Portillo was even able to recruit at least one Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to make their drug runs even easier and stress free.

Former NYPD officer Iris Aquino said of the situation, “In the case of Portillo, as well as other soldiers and sailors involved in criminal enterprises, the Defense Department and law enforcement agencies appear to be complicit in covering up the crime and misconduct cases involving enlisted ‘undocumented immigrants.’”

Imagine that.

“If they’re undocumented, how do you know they’re not criminals or terrorists signing up to serve in the U.S. military?” Aquino said. (H/T RadixNews)

There’s no word on how many additional out of the 58 arrested so far are illegal, but one can wager that we haven’t seen the end of it.

Portillo plead guilty to all charges filed against him and was sentenced to federal prison for his crimes.

Why is Obama terminating soldiers from the military who are actual citizens of the United States and replacing them with undocumented, illegal immigrants?

This is probably a situation that even those who are aware of border patrol security flaws haven’t thought of – but it’s happening right now, unfortunately.

As long as Obama keeps brining in illegal immigrants, situations like this one will continue to happen – even within the ranks of our own military.

Share this on Facebook and Twitter if you think it’s time that someone in power steps up to the plate and does something about our current lack of border security.



This story breaks my heart

The movie The Patriot is one of my all-time favorites, and that little girl who played Mel Gibson’s youngest daughter? Adorable, and this scene made me get something in my eyes

That little girl grew up, and passed away earlier this year, at age 21

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who memorably portrayed Mel Gibson’s daughter in “The Patriot,” died of an accidental drug overdose, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed to FOX411.

Bartusiak’s mother, Helen Bartusiak, said at the time of her death, the actress had been living in a garage apartment at her parents’ home. She said the actress’ boyfriend found her unresponsive on her bed on July 19.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences told us her death was a result of “combined toxic effects of hydrocodone and difluoroethane with carisoprodol.” Difluoroethane is a chemical that is typically inhaled.

Damned drugs! What a waste, DAMN! There is something in my eyes again

Joan Walsh rents a backhoe, starts digging the Pit of Eternal Liberal Stupidity deeper and deeper

It takes a LOT and I mean a lot to stand out in the daily Stupidity Stakes at Salon, I read so you don’t have to, but Joan Walsh is truly a special kind of stupid

Apparently, the NRA isn’t the only one to blame for the Ebola crisis. Salon editor and professional troll Joan Walsh wonders if Republican Texas Governor Rick Perrydoesn’t share some of the blame, at least when it comes to the death of victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

It’s probably no accident, either, that it happened in Rick Perry’s Texas. More than 1.5 million Texans, with a median income of $833, are going uninsured because Perry rejected Medicaid funding. Medicaid wouldn’t have helped Duncan, but it might help someone exposed to him. Right now Youngor Jallah, the woman who got Duncan to the hospital when his symptoms worsened, says she doesn’t have Medicaid or any health insurance.

So, let us follow the “logic” here. Rick Perry rejected Medicaid funding, and the federal string attached, so he is to blame for Duncan’s death. Well, except that he isn’t because Duncan DID receive medical care, but someone else might NOT get care because Rick Perry is evil or something. Walsh also forgets that everyone Duncan might have infected is receiving medial treatment and is being monitored. But, again, none of those facts matter right Joan? And they do not matter because Rick Perry is “evil” right Joan?

Dope-Smoking Leftists Hold ‘420’ Celebration At Golden Gate Park, Leave 10,000 Pounds Of Garbage Behind

‘420’ Revelers Leave Golden Gate Park With 10,000 Pounds Of Garbage – Breitbart

The mellow, “peace now,” countercultural, environmentally conscious “420” celebration deposited 10,000 pounds of garbage on what is known as Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, leaving volunteers and park workers to clean up the mess.


According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s website SF Gate, this year’s celebration drew a massive amount of revelers estimated at between 10,000 and 15,000. The pot smokers’ untidiness will cost the city more than $10,000 in cleanup costs.

The immense load of empty bags of chips, candy wrappers, and snack containers left behind was evidence that it was indeed the remnants of weed smokers with a case of the munchies on steroids.


The SF Gate reported that one father, Dan Kling, who had taken his 2½-year-old daughter to the park for some family time, was repulsed by the behavior of the “420” partiers. Although he didn’t mind that there was a party, he objected to the pigsty that they left behind. “If you can’t be responsible for yourselves, you can’t have a party,” he said.

In fairness to the stoners, the park does not provide additional waste management containers and portable toilets for unofficial events. Moreover, the fact that “420” fell on a beautiful weekend added to the amount of people joining in the bacchanalia. Connie Chan, a spokeswoman with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, explained, “Permitted events are well organized and planned much in advance with multiple city agencies to ensure public safety and patron enjoyment.”


Lt. Simon Silverman of the San Francisco Police Department Park Divison remarked, “It’s almost completely unmanageable. There are no officials you can contact to deal with things so that’s a frustration for us.” The discouraged public servant added, “The people paying for all of this are going to be the taxpayers, so it’s not without cost.”

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Man Calls Power Company To Complain About Service, Accidentally Leads Cops To His Own Pot-Growing Operation

Orange Co. Homeowner Allegedly Leads Authorities To His Own Grow House – WFTV

An Orange County homeowner called the power company to report a problem, and ended up leading them straight to a major marijuana grow house, authorities said.


Investigators said they carried out more than 100 pot plants from the home in the Canyon Ridge subdivision near Clarcona-Ocoee Road.

When Channel 9’s Kristyn Caddell went to the home, the odor of marijuana was so pungent, she could smell it from across the street.

Investigators were at the home all night Wednesday removing the plants from the top floor of the home.

They said there was so much marijuana in the home, that there was very little living space.

“They were actually remodeling the back room into another grow operation, which was going to be even larger,” said Robert white with the Corporal Narcotics Tip Squad.

Neighbors watched in awe as the plants were being carried out.

Norm Pozzie said he never noticed the pungent smell, but did see a lot of expensive cars and well-dressed people stopping by the house on a regular basis.

When the homeowner called the power company to report an electrical short, officials with Duke Energy noticed the lines had been tampered with.

The man was allegedly running some illegal power to the home to run his grow house, but it shorted out his power.

“We know who lives here, we know who paid for everything and we know who set it up,” White said.

Investigators said they will be putting out a warrant for the man’s arrest.

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