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Old 27 May 2008, 05:24   #1
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most expensive RIB mistake ever?

if you change your engine, take note...
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Old 27 May 2008, 13:12   #2
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Why do these people plead innocent??

Talk about on a loser!!

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Thought RIBS were virtually unsinkable? I can imagine she was shipping water in a F5 with no power, and loaded to the gunwales with the best part of 1.5t of cocaine. Wouldn't she have capsized first, but remained afloat, and then scuttled?

Can imagine beach-combing has increased in the immediate area!!!
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spartacus Thought RIBS were virtually unsinkable? I can imagine she was shipping water in a F5 with no power, and loaded to the gunwales with the best part of 1.5t of cocaine. Wouldn't she have capsized first, but remained afloat, and then scuttled?

Can imagine beach-combing has increased in the immediate area!!!


A couple of high profile deaths this year has been linked to wet/damp cocaine usage where its too damp to snort so they eat a ball of it and collapse. Down our way there is plenty of "sea hash " to be got where the fishermen trawl up bales of the stuff from the sea bed. It's meant to be fairly mankey, I dont touch either myself.
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Old 23 July 2008, 05:31   #5
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CJL's observation confirmed by the jury...

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and the worst thing is i gave him a discount on the new boat

wanted to use it for the family and freinds !!!
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I am a bit concerned I may have been responsible for their downfall. Maybe I have harped on too much about keeping your mobile phone dry.....

So no freezer bags or pele cases if you are up to no good!!!


"That phone was to prove crucial to the State's case. It was later discovered by customs officers in a watertight Pele box found on board the gang's Rib as it lay semi-submerged amid the 62 bales of cocaine floating in choppy seas in Dunlough Bay.The phone enabled gardaí to establish a pattern of contacts with phone numbers in the UK.
A satellite phone, which was also recovered in the Pele box, showed a series of calls to a phone in Spain and another satellite phone as it travelled across the Atlantic on the Lucky Day ."
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and the worst thing is i gave him a discount on the new boat

wanted to use it for the family and freinds !!!
Just be grateful he doesn't try and sue you for not telling him it needed petrol..........
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Wonder who gets the ribs now?

Riva how much are they worth to you for cash?

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Two of them got 30 years, another got 25........not long enough!!
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Wonder who gets the ribs now?

Riva how much are they worth to you for cash?

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I guess the RIBS will pop up in a Revenue auction in about five or six years, after the appeals are over. I now know why my Peli case has been getting odd looks as it was loaded onto the RIB (and I thought I just looked like a prat). RIVA - the up side is you're getting to keep the Colombian cash - discounted though it may be. Lucky Crompton were out of business! Nice bunch of lads all round by all accounts. And all nabbed 'cos one silly tit put diesel in the tank.....
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You couldn't write it!

Love it!

'Charlie - what's going on 'ere?'

Excellent words from the defendant!

If they'd joined Ribnet they would have clearly had amuch better understanding of the intimate details of fueling.
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Love it!

'Charlie - what's going on 'ere?'

Excellent words from the defendant!

If they'd joined Ribnet they would have clearly had amuch better understanding of the intimate details of fueling.

They certainly would've spiced up the 'RIB Gallery' and 'Upcoming RIB Cruises' sections.

My favorite line is;

" . . . and I was more or less pushed into the other Rib. Bearing in mind there are millions of pounds of stuff, we're not having a debate about it . . . It was more a shove,..."


It's a wonder that the American trafficers haven't discovered the benefits of large RIBs. I watched the 'Miami Vice' movie (so the rest of you won't have to) and it was all cigarette boats and skaters - no RIBs - would've made JF proud... with no trafficers getting ejected from their boats and such...
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Them there new fangled pharmacutical submarines have got to be the way to go!

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It just shows how much money there is in drugs - the costs of these must be staggering!!!

There is such a simple solution to all this - legalise the lot and the drugs cartels would be out of business tomorrow - exactly what happened when prohibition ended in the USA.
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There is such a simple solution to all this - legalise the lot and the drugs cartels would be out of business tomorrow - exactly what happened when prohibition ended in the USA.
Damn it, I'm actually shocked!

I appear to be in agreement with Codprawn....

Pharmaceutical grade narcotics available for buttons in your local "drugstore". You register as a user (so McJobs only for you mate) and away you go. You may even live longer 'cos it's good clean sh1t and the State only has to feed you (small appetite too) and give you a flop house, better than having to give you all that and try to prevent you robbing the whole town. The next generation might not feel so romantic about starting the whole drugs thing. Put the money wasted on drug interdiction and crime into education and job creation.

Can't see it catching on though....
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Damn it, I'm actually shocked!

I appear to be in agreement with Codprawn....

Pharmaceutical grade narcotics available for buttons in your local "drugstore". You register as a user (so McJobs only for you mate) and away you go. You may even live longer 'cos it's good clean sh1t and the State only has to feed you (small appetite too) and give you a flop house, better than having to give you all that and try to prevent you robbing the whole town. The next generation might not feel so romantic about starting the whole drugs thing. Put the money wasted on drug interdiction and crime into education and job creation.

Can't see it catching on though....
Well I actually thought of letting them rot in the gutter but maybe your idea is a bit more acceptable!!!
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Pharmaceutical grade narcotics have always been available they are in big book pharmacists use, last time I asked one she said a bottle of 100 tablets i.e. 100 fixes of chuck, whizz, skank whatever would be about £1 so probably £3 in Tescos.

The probelm isnt the manufacture it's impact on society of mainstream use, look at alcohol. Leicester's just been shamed in a report; 5000 alcohol related crimes 5000 admissions to hospitals.

Crime would move on to the next high value product, they are quite adaptable people!
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I disagree - most people who are going to take drugs already do. It is now easier to get heroin than it is antibiotics. Druggies tend to cause less trouble than drunks anyway - as long as they get their fix they are happy. Just because drugs are illegal doesn't stop people when they go to a rave!!!

It would remove all the petty crime that goes to feed an addict's drug habit. Breaking into people's cars to nick a radio for a fiver would be a thing of the past.

With the price of scrap metal so high people are nicking everything in sight. Even local graveyards are being plundered for brass plaques. And it is ONLY druggies who would bother for the sake of £10.

My aunt's house is empty at the moment and was broken into - they nicked some of the copper pipes - got in through a very small window. No scrap merchant would go to that much trouble for the sake of a few quid - a druggie would for a quick fix.

Before heroin was bannned in the UK in the 1950s there were only 50 or so addicts - look how many there are now!!!

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Before heroin was bannned in the UK in the 1950s there were only 50 or so addicts - look how many there are now!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4647018.stm
Bit before my time, but wasn't that in the Olden Days when a person had to actually perform onerous tasks for financial reward in order to obtain shelter and sustenance, aka Work For A Living? Tricky to work up the old addiction when you're out grafting.....
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