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    AIR PASSENGERS LEFT STUNNED AS NO ONE CHECKS THEIR PASSPORTS




    NO PASSPORTS: There were no Border Agency officials at Bournemouth Airport


    Wednesday September 15,2010

    By Laura Holland


    PASSENGERS were left stunned when they flew into Britain and no one checked their passports.


    There were no Border Agency officials at Bournemouth Airport when the Ryanair flight landed from Malaga.
    The security breach – blamed on a breakdown in communication – means terrorists or illegal immigrants could have entered Britain.
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    Bob Shepherd, 59, a frequent flyer, said airport security had been farcical.
    He said: “Something like 180 people got into England without any form of identification required. I could have been a known terrorist.” An airport spokesman claimed around 135 passengers did have their passports checked.
    She said: “The error was quickly identified by staff who arranged for the vast majority of passengers to go through the normal immigration process.”
    A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said it was the responsibility of the airline or handling company to advise their staff when flights arrived.
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    [quote=Dug;1555058]
    A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said it was the responsibility of the airline or handling company to advise their staff when flights arrived.
    There's something quite Thai-like about this avoidance of responsibility.

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    [quote=The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog;1555087]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said it was the responsibility of the airline or handling company to advise their staff when flights arrived.
    There's something quite Thai-like about this avoidance of responsibility.
    So if a snakehead wanted to smuggle in a load of illegals all he'd have to do is land at a smaller regional airport and not advise the authorities.
    The people smugglers will be pleased to be appraised of this little tidbit.
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    Maybe they had a VIP TEFLer returning from his private yacht in the 'Med' to deal with?

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    [quote=Dug;1555118]
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said it was the responsibility of the airline or handling company to advise their staff when flights arrived.
    There's something quite Thai-like about this avoidance of responsibility.
    So if a snakehead wanted to smuggle in a load of illegals all he'd have to do is land at a smaller regional airport and not advise the authorities.
    They people smugglers will be pleased to be appraised of this little tidbit.
    Oh no Douglas - he'd bring them in through LHR. On the way through they could pick up application forms to be London traffic wardens ot to get a job at immigration control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    So if a snakehead wanted to smuggle in a load of illegals all he'd have to do is land at a smaller regional airport and not advise the authorities. The people smugglers will be pleased to be appraised of this little tidbit.
    they all use the coach services nowadays as there is less risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Maybe they had a VIP TEFLer returning from his private yacht in the 'Med' to deal with?
    nope, he was returning in a Benz motorhome on a ferry, with several hiso girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    So if a snakehead wanted to smuggle in a load of illegals all he'd have to do is land at a smaller regional airport and not advise the authorities. The people smugglers will be pleased to be appraised of this little tidbit.
    they all use the coach services nowadays as there is less risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Maybe they had a VIP TEFLer returning from his private yacht in the 'Med' to deal with?
    nope, he was returning in a Benz motorhome on a ferry, with several hiso girls
    No he was flying back remember, he drove there in this.

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    The wife has a similar thing happen at Tee-Side on a flight from Amterdam. The immigration officer saw the Thai passport that is the same colour as the EU one and just waved her through without chopping it. Lucky we caught it as It would have been fun getting her out of UK!!

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    [QUOTE=Dug;1555118]
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said it was the responsibility of the airline or handling company to advise their staff when flights arrived.
    There's something quite Thai-like about this avoidance of responsibility.
    So if a snakehead wanted to smuggle in a load of illegals all he'd have to do is land at a smaller regional airport and not advise the authorities.
    The people smugglers will be pleased to be appraised of this little tidbit.
    You would be surprised, or probably not the way things work. In the late 90s due to unions or shift rotation or some other bureaucratic idiocy there was zero customs officers on duty in the customs hall at Gatwick between 1-3 (2-4?) am for at least a few months. If I knew then a lot of other people knew, so one can only guess how much stuff got through with the right scheduling. I trust it's been fixed since, or maybe not, who knows.

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    Sounds like the immigration staff were trained in Brisbane

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