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Flight Passenger Narrowly Escapes Drug Implication By Chatty Seatmate

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A traveler, Kofi Badu, shared a harrowing experience where a friendly elderly seatmate tried to implicate him in a drug trafficking scheme on a flight to Dubai.

The woman, who had initially asked for his help with her luggage, suddenly developed stomach pains and attempted to involve him in her crime.

However, a fellow passenger’s warning and testimony helped clear Badu’s name, and he was let go with a valuable lesson: never touch someone else’s luggage, and always prioritize caution when interacting with strangers on flights.

In a video circulating social media on Monday, Badu recounted, “There was this day, an old lady comes in and sits next to me inside the plane she asked me to help her put her bag in the overhead luggage compartment… she strikes up a conversation she was very pleasant and well spoken so we chatted all through the flight to Dubai.”

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However, as the flight neared its destination, the situation took a concerning turn. “Suddenly when the pilot announced that we were now proceeding to begin our descent into DXP my good friend developed stomach pains. Me with my good heart I pressed the steward’s button… and this lady suddenly began to address me as ‘my son,’” Badu recalled.

It was then that a fellow passenger’s warning proved crucial. “The same gentleman who helped put up her luggage in the overhead compartment removed her luggage but as he removed the luggage, he advised me to distance myself from this lady and make it clear to the cabin crew that we were not travelling together. This man was a God-sent,” Badu said.

Upon landing, the elderly woman’s true intentions became apparent as she attempted to implicate Badu in her drug-trafficking scheme.

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“As we waited for our luggage to come through I didn’t hear this commotion; my new friend was running trying to escape the cabin crew luckily the airport police were faster than her they got hold of her and brought her back in handcuffs and this lady starts calling out me ‘my son’ ‘my son’ ‘how could you do this to me?’ that’s when I caught on she was carrying drugs and she was trying to implicate me,” Badu revealed.

Fortunately, the fellow passenger’s testimony and a lack of physical evidence linking Badu to the drugs cleared him of any wrongdoing. “Luckily for me, the gentleman who had helped her with her luggage came forward and told the airport police that me and her had just met on the plane,” Badu stated.

The ordeal left Badu with a cautionary message for frequent flyers. “I was let go with advice never ever to touch anyone’s luggage either on a flight or at the airport so from that day I don’t care how much luggage you have he will deal with it yourself, I will not even offer you a trolley to put your luggage on your luggage your problem that is my new policy and if you can’t reach the overhead compartment and I am the nearest person please call the cabin crew because all I’ll do is give you a blank stare and then look away. This is a simple advice I’m just saying it please think about it.”

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(This article was originally published by The PUNCHloop)

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