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originally posted by: aorAki
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
the daughters have the surname "bint Abdul Aziz Al Saud".
Hence the term 'bint'
From Arabic بِنْت (bint, “girl, daughter”), used to denote a patronym.
The term entered the British lexicon during the occupation of Egypt at the end of the nineteenth century, where it was adopted by British soldiers to mean "girlfriend" or "bit on the side". It is used as a derogatory slang word in the United Kingdom, meaning 'woman' or 'girl'.
Thanks for the lead. Etymology is a useful and interesting tool.
My thoughts are that the drugs were destined to some sort of (para)military unit, as other members have suggested.
More than £11m worth of the drug turned up in boxes of bananas delivered to 13 stores in Berlin.
According to the police it was a "logistical mistake" after arriving at the port of Hamburg, but this isn't even the first time.
It seems exactly the same error was made back in January when £5m of coc aine turned up in the same place.
originally posted by: smurfy
originally posted by: muSSang
The drugs he was attempting to smuggle in were pills of captagon, an amphetamine allegedly widely used among fighters in the Middle East.
Do they still make that stuff? ....very prevalent in the 1960's along with Preludin, and collectively known as 'Speed'
So this guy has two tons of it.. He'd be spending 24 hours of the day talking double!
I hope they inspected the containers thoroughly, there could be contraband hidden deep inside the packets of pills.
I reckon he'll get 74 eyelashes over this..plus a zipper on his gub!
BTW, I forgot to mention that this is also IS's favourite grub???
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
I wonder if the drugs were for the ISIS fighters ? I have never heard of the drug and wonder what it's affects are .
originally posted by: stormcell