Flight Steward held for smuggling drugs into Australia

January 16, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Flight Steward held for smuggling drugs into Australia

SITUATION

The Australian Police have said that they have busted a drug smuggling criminal organization which allegedly made use of a flight steward to smuggle drugs into Australia. The drug syndicate was based in Melbourne and was operated by Vietnamese nationals for the last 5 years.

A total of 8 people were arrested last week. The Steward worked for the Malaysian airline Air Malindo. The airline has not commented on this matter yet. According to the police the syndicate has imported more than USD 14.5 m worth of drugs including heroin and methamphetamine from Malaysia.

The arrested comprise four men and four women. The cabin crew was used as a drug courier. The major ports of entry into Australia were the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. The Flight Steward is believed to have carried the drugs on his body and in his luggage. The eight arrested people will face court in Melbourne in May.

CHALLENGE

Asia is the hub of the illicit global drug trade. In fact, around done fourth of the world’s heroin is produced here. The drug trade is a huge threat to the national security of the South East Asian Countries. Read more here.  Drugs are imported into Australia using many ingenious methods. A suspect had leased several privately-owned mailboxes. Drugs were imported into Australia from Brazil, Laos, and France, in letters and packages, addressed to false identities at these mailboxes. Read more here.

At the very core of such trafficking crimes is illegal to fund transfers. Investigators use this as a way to identify the members and choke the activities of the criminal organization. Despite the knowledge that attacking the finances of an organization is a way of bringing the criminals out of hiding, the intelligence gathering mechanisms in use today are not up to the challenge. What is needed is a reliable and accurate way of screening subjects in almost all countries across the world. The law enforcement agencies are over-burdened with the number of pending cases and open investigations.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

To clear out the backlog in the cases, and to serve justice speedily, investigators need a quick and effective way to screen suspects. Fortunately, a way exists and has been introduced by Brainwave Science. This path-breaking technology is called iCognative. It is centuries ahead of any of its predecessors in terms of capability.  iCognative is loved worldwide because it has the potential to transform the way suspects are convicted or freed. iCognative gives the investigators the power to identify and help exonerate suspects based on the measurement of their brain-wave response to crime-related images, words or phrases displayed on a computer screen. iCognative has been found to be over 99% accurate in its results.

The objective of Brainwave Science is to eliminate biases and invasive procedures from interrogation altogether. The prerequisite for iCognative is that investigation must have been conducted.

iCognative is a very fast and effective way to determine the truth in criminal or civil cases. As a matter of fact, it is applicable in more than 85% of all cases. In contrast, DNA and fingerprinting are only applicable in 1-2% of cases. Moreover, it is time-consuming, costly and labor intensive to gather biological samples.

iCognative relies on the simple principle that brain waves cannot lie. It is practically foolproof. A criminal or a witness has been exposed to the crime or its planning. Hence his or her brain will respond positively if crime-related stimuli are shown to them. iCognative is a highly sophisticated intelligence gathering mechanism, which can with high accuracy, determine if the test subject has awareness of the crime related pictures, words or phrases which he or she is being shown. A proprietary headset measures the brain responses to each stimulus and transmits it to the computer system running the iCognative system. Here, the brain responses are analyzed, and within 1 hour, the iCognative system indicates whether crime-related information is ‘present’ or ‘absent’ in the brain of the testee.

In the case of the smuggling of drugs into Australia from Malaysia, the eight arrested suspects can be made to undergo the iCognative test. There is a host of stimuli which can be used in the test including the custom declaration forms, CCTV footage of security checks of the luggage and frisking,  call records, names, and images of places which the arrested persons used to visit in Malaysia and Australia, etc.

This test involves no torture and no verbal exchange between the test administrator and the testee. Trafficking criminals cannot hide when their brainwaves are willing to confess. iCognative can also corroborate evidence of human and drug trafficking even in the most complex rings. This test is a very useful method of finding out additional details about the criminal organization, its structure, and the position of the suspect in the hierarchy.

No other intelligence gathering mechanism is as effective in eliciting such information from a test subject.

iCognative can be used to solve a multitude of cases such as counterfeiting, prostitution, sex offenses, cybercrime, insurance fraud, kidnapping, hijacking etc. Because of the highly customizable nature of the iCognative system, it can be used globally by agencies for multiple functions and in virtually any of the local languages.

Investigative agencies love iCognative for its modern, scientific approach towards intelligence gathering. It is not only easy to use, but it’s easy to learn and teach as well.

The Australian Police investigating the drug smuggling case can benefit greatly by using iCognative to gather invaluable insight and to help bring an end to the drug menace which has become a matter of National Security for Asia and Australia.

Main Source: BBC

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