Fall in Love – Go to Jail

Money mules can often be romance scam victims who are at the end of the life cycle of the fraud. A scammer has promised them love and then stolen all their money, made them borrow s much as they can from the bank (and then stolen that too), made them borrow as much as they can from family and friends (and then stolen that too), made them sell everything they own (and then stolen that too) and leaves them in a situation where they have lost everything: money, family, friends, their job and everything they own.

It leaves them in that situation but the scammer doesn’t leave them. they are still very useful despite been milked of all available cash.

Next they will spin stories about how a third party has stepped in and will provide money so the two lovers (the scammer and the victim) can be together. This will commonly come in the form of a story that the third party will be sending many thousands of dollars/euros for the scammer to purchase the much needed flight ticket to be with the victim. 

The problem been… for one reason or another… the scammer can not receive the funds to his own bank account (for various made up reasons). So the victim will be asked to receive it  and to forward it along by Western Union or Money-gram. 

This money obviously has not come from a third party wanting to help the lovers be together… The third party is in fact another fraud victim at an earlier stage in the fraud’s life cycle than the money mule has got to (a stage where they still have money to send).

In addition to just forwarding money, as the article states, the mule could be used for other purposes. Whether it’s reshipping stolen goods, sending out fake/stolen checks or flying to another country to unknowingly pick up and transport drugs. 

It’s a really sickening twist to the end of an already horrifying ordeal for the fraud victim. A twist that will regularly see them criminalized. 

Good article below with some smart advice about ‘money mules’ and how not to become one. It’s also very good to see our friends at the NBM to get a very much needed mention in relation to this activity

 

Source: http://www.themountvernongrapevine.com/index.php/2019/11/19/fall-in-love-go-to-jail-bbb-report-on-how-some-romance-fraud-victims-become-money-mules/

Introduction

Online dating sites report a surge in activity in the days before Valentine’s Day, as many singles use technology to find a match. Behind many dating profiles lurk scammers who are ready to dupe users into believing they have found love. In reality, romance fraudsters want to steal their money or make them unwitting accomplices in fraud.

In the past 36 months, Better Business Bureau (BBB) received 636 Scam Tracker reports related to romance fraud. In addition, BBB received nearly 7,500 complaints against online dating services, in which some of the complainants alluded to fraudulent activities. BBB estimates there may be a million romance fraud victims in the U.S. alone. Losses reported in the U.S. and Canada over three years totaled nearly $1 billion. In 2018, romance fraud was named one of BBB’s 10 riskiest frauds.

In February 2018, BBB released Online Romance Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study on How Scammers Use Impersonation, Blackmail and Trickery to Steal from Unsuspecting Daters. The study describes the inner workings of how fraudsters target those looking for romance. It may take months for scammers to build trusting relationships with victims before asking for money, usually for an emergency or transportation. The study provides information to help potential targets and reputable dating services avoid this widespread and devastating fraud.

This follow-up report takes a deeper look into how some victims inadvertently become “money mules.” It sheds light on who is behind this fraud and what efforts have been taken to combat it.

What is a “money mule”?

Fraudsters need a method to get funds from victims without being discovered. In many cases, money first passes to “money mules,” who then transfer it to the fraudsters, often outside of the country. Because law enforcement traditionally follows the money to locate fraudsters, this tactic makes it more difficult to find those responsible for fraud. Money mules often are unsuspecting romance fraud victims themselves who may end up in serious legal trouble for their activities.

People who suspect that they are being used as money mules should contact a Postal Inspector or FBI agent right away. Lisa Mayberry, a Postal Inspection Service fraud team leader in Los Angeles, strongly encourages romance scam victims (or others who suspect that they are being used as mules) to reach out for help.

In most cases, there is no desire to take criminal action against unwitting participants who had no financial gain and who stop transferring money for crooks as soon as they realize the role they have been playing. Mayberry says the information they provide may help identify the actual crooks in these situations.

How big is the problem?

Terrill Caplan of Fraud Aid, a fraud victim advocacy organization, has spent more than a decade working with law enforcement, often helping romance fraud victims who have been used as money mules. He estimates that in 2018, 20 to 30 percent of romance victims were used as money mules. These victims number in the thousands. He says most victims do not realize they are aiding in illegal activity. Generally, but not always, victims stop the conduct when they learn that it is illegal.

Money mules have become so widespread that in November 2018 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a major initiative to concentrate on this problem. Legal actions, including prosecutions, warning letters, and search warrants, were taken against more than 400 money mules across the country.

In December 2018, Europol similarly announced a major effort to combat the use of money mules, identifying more than 1,500 money mules and arrested 168 of them.

The DOJ initiative described how money mules can be used to assist in a variety of frauds, and specifically mentioned the use of romance fraud victims. These frauds include not only romance frauds, but also business email compromise fraud, fake check frauds, grandparent frauds, and stolen identity refund frauds that involve filing bogus tax returns. It is believed that the same gangs that commit these frauds also are involved in illegal drug trade and other serious crimes.

Maria Exposto of Sydney, Australia, met and fell in love online with “Captain Daniel Smith,” a man she thought was in the U.S. Army and who had asked her to marry him. In 2014, “Smith” asked her to go to Shanghai to file documents related to his retirement from the military so that they could be together. While in China, she was asked at the last minute to bring back a black backpack, which she believed contained some of his clothing.

On her way home to Australia, she changed planes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She voluntarily went through airport customs screening, where police found a secret lining sewn into the backpack that concealed 1.1 kilograms of crystal meth. Exposto was arrested and charged criminally. The penalty for this offense in Malaysia is a mandatory sentence of death by hanging.

Professor Monica Whitty, a cyberpsychologist at the University of Melbourne, testified at Exposto’s trial that Exposto fit all the criteria of a romance fraud victim. She was acquitted, but the prosecution appealed and the verdict was reversed. She is still in jail and has been sentenced to death.

How do romance fraud victims become money mules?

While some people find love and companionship through dating websites, apps, Facebook or other social media platforms, many fall prey to fake profiles that look like attractive matches but are actually created by organized criminal gangs. The fraudsters reach out to victims and quickly attempt to change the medium of communication from the dating site to texts or personal email. Crooks may spend months “grooming” or building a relationship with victims by sending daily texts expressing love, affection, and support. This process is detailed in Online Romance Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study on How Scammers Use Impersonation, Blackmail and Trickery to Steal from Unsuspecting Daters.

Inevitably, the fraudster claims that there has been an emergency and asks for money to help. By this point, victims often have fallen in love and like many people, will do almost anything for someone they love. It is extremely difficult to convince an online dating scam victim that the person they have become committed to is really a fraudster. A person who has been a romance fraud victim once is at serious risk of returning to online dating sites and becoming a victim again.

The emotional distress caused by this process may result in damage that is more serious than the loss of money. Victims say they feel embarrassed and betrayed. Victims interviewed by BBB have reported that they seriously considered suicide. Australian law enforcement officials say they believe there are more romance fraud-related suicides than murders in Australia.

What if the online dating scam victim has no money or already has given all their money to the scammer? These victims may be used to launder money from other victims by acting as money mules who receive money or goods purchased with stolen credit cards and often re-send them out of the country. They effectively are aiding and abetting a variety of frauds, making it much harder for law enforcement to recognize the scope of the fraud or identify the real perpetrators.

Fraudsters who target women may claim to be involved in businesses overseas and request financial help to handle emergency “business issues” that might get in the way of the couple having a prosperous life together. These scenarios make requests for help appear very believable to victims.

Fraudsters targeting male victims often claim to be a young student or teacher in another country who needs money for travel to the U.S. or other destinations.

According to experts interviewed by BBB, some victims may become willing accomplices and can get paid for taking part. Some do it to help recover from the financial straits they are left in from being defrauded themselves; some may have other motivations. Love, or the fear of losing a partner, also may motivate the victim. In addition, fraudsters may threaten to report victims who have assisted in illegal activity to law enforcers. It’s unlikely a fraudster will do this, but the threats may coerce these victims into continuing their involvement in the fraud.

Why use money mules?

Romance fraud victims are almost perfect vehicles for money laundering. Since scammers build a trusting relationship with their victims and isolate them from others’ advice, there is little risk that victims will steal the funds or goods they receive. When money is transferred from the money mule’s account, it ends up somewhere outside of the investigator’s jurisdiction, making it hard for local law enforcement to “follow the money.” Moreover, unlike a co-conspirator or agent in the U.S., these victims are less likely to ask for pay to perform these services. And even if law enforcement locates and confronts the romance fraud victim about their money laundering efforts, the victim does not know the true identity and location of the person they are really dealing with and thus cannot reveal that information to law enforcement.

Who is behind this?

According to cybersecurity expert Lawrence Baldwin of Mynetwatchman, “At any given time there may be more than 25,000 romance scammers online with victims, with the vast majority of them coming from Lagos, Nigeria.” These fraudsters victimize people around the world.

A large number of Nigerian fraudsters live and operate around the world in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Thailand, and mainland China. Thus fraudsters involved in romance frauds may be operating from many locations around the world.

The same groups involved in romance scams also operate other frauds and crimes. This is organized crime on a worldwide scale and is widely known as West African Organized Crime. News reports contend that Nigerian groups such as Black Axe are working alongside the mafia in Italy to control prostitution, and work done by Canadian law enforcement demonstrates that members of this group are engaged in controlling and organizing fraud activities throughout the US and Canada. Black Axe, at least, is also believed to engage in physical violence. A recent study discusses the role of this organized crime in Business Email Compromise fraud.

In a Journal of Cyber Criminology study, Professor Whitty says a variety of motivations, rationalizations, and opportunities come together to create a pathway for people to become perpetrators of West African fraud.

Law enforcement sources say that Jamaican gangs involved in sweepstakes and lottery frauds also have begun running romance frauds and using victims to help launder money from victims. For more on that topic, read Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams: A Better Business Bureau study of how “winners” lose millions through an evolving fraud.

Fraudsters usually don’t concentrate exclusively on one type of fraud. Nigerian criminal gangs, for instance, typically engage in a number of different frauds. The common factor in the scams is the use of online dating victims to help with the fraud or launder the proceeds.

For example, in “Operation Scams R Us,” the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Mississippi indicted 20 Nigerians living in Nigeria, South Africa, the U.S., and Canada. The investigation began with a romance fraud, in which a victim had received a package that she was instructed to send along to South Africa. The defendants used romance fraud victims to help them execute counterfeit check frauds, to reship electronic goods purchased with stolen credit cards, and to send money on to Africa, and to assist with other frauds. Three Nigerians who had been extradited from South Africa were sentenced after a jury trial in Mississippi and received prison sentences of 115, 95 and 25 years.

How do romance fraud victims help fraudsters?

There are a variety of ways romance fraud victims can unwittingly help fraudsters. They may print and send fraudulent mailings, which often contain counterfeit checks. They may pick up money at Western Union or MoneyGram and then send it on to another place. They may open bank accounts where other fraud victims deposit money. They may receive consumer electronics or other goods purchased with stolen credit cards, repackage them, and ship them out of the country. Or they may transport illegal goods.

Drugs

Romance fraud victims regularly are used to transport drugs – and many have been imprisoned. In most cases, the victim was convinced by the scammer to travel with a suitcase or other item, which they did not know contained drugs.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) estimates that 144 elderly couriers have been conned into unwittingly carrying drugs overseas. More than 30 such people have been incarcerated. In February 2016, the Senate Aging Committee held hearings on precisely this subject. At least 11 Australians are reported in custody in China for transporting drugs, many of them romance fraud victims. One man died in custody.

In August of 2017, Denise Marie Woodrum of Missouri was arrested in Australia. Customs officials found more than a kilogram of cocaine in her high heels and makeup. She was involved in an internet romance but had never met her love interest in person. Prosecutors and the judge questioned her truthfulness, according to news accounts. In January 2018, she pleaded guilty to drug charges and was later sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

Similarly, Sharon Armstrong of New Zealand was arrested in Buenos Aires in 2011 when police found more than 5 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her luggage. She claimed she thought she was carrying legal papers for a man she had met online. She was sentenced to nearly five years in prison. She has helped set up a website for money mule victims.

With the intervention of Senator Susan Collins, in June of 2016, the State Department was able to obtain the release of a 77-year-old pastor from Maine imprisoned in Spain. Joseph Martin was arrested there after picking up legal papers in South Africa on behalf of a woman he met online. He was arrested in Spain when it was found that he was carrying 1.4 kilograms of cocaine. He had been sentenced to six years in prison.

Business Email Compromise Fraud

One of the largest frauds operating today is business email compromise (BEC) fraud, also called CEO fraud and email account compromise (EAC). The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) estimates that more than $12 billion has been lost to this type of fraud. “Between December 2016 and May 2018, there was a 136% increase in identified global exposed losses,” according to the FBI.

In this scam, fraudsters learn the email protocols and leadership of businesses or other organizations. Then the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) gets an email from someone posing as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), requesting a bank-to-bank wire transfer to a different account than usual. This fraud increasingly targets real estate transactions, with emails instructing people to send the sale proceeds to a bank account controlled by the fraudster.

Often the money from these frauds goes into bank accounts of romance fraud victims. As the FBI put it:

“Domestic money mules are frequently identified in connection with the BEC/EAC real estate trend. BEC/EAC actors often recruit money mules through confidence/romance scams. The BEC/EAC actor may groom a victim and then direct them to open accounts under the guise of sending or receiving funds as directed by the BEC/EAC actor. The accounts opened to facilitate this activity are typically used for a short period of time. Once the account is flagged by the financial institutions, it may be closed and the BEC/EAC actor will either direct the romance/scam victim to open a new account or move on to grooming a new victim.”

Fake checks

Nigerian fraudsters regularly employ a suite of scams that involve fake checks. This type of fraud is detailed in a BBB study called Don’t Cash That Check: BBB Study Shows How Fake Check Scams Bait Consumers.

In these scams, victims deposit the fake check, believing it to be real. When the bank credits the money to their account they send some or all of the money on to a supposed third party, not realizing it is going back to a fraudster. All too often, the money is picked up from MoneyGram or Western Union by a romance fraud victim. In some cases, romance fraud victims also are enlisted to print and mail the fake checks for their love interest.

Sylvia Williams, an 80-year-old woman living in Florida, recently was arrested for receiving $4,300 sent to her by a Michigan cleaning service that had been victimized by a fake check fraud. She collected the money for a Nigerian she had met online.

Credit Card Reshippers

Stolen credit cards, easily available on the dark web, can be used to purchase goods online. Because online sellers are understandably cautious about sending goods out of the country, fraudsters use money mules to receive the goods and reship them. Romance fraud victims often are used to assist in this type of fraud.

Olayinka Sunmola, a Nigerian who was living in South Africa, was convicted of romance fraud in the Southern District of Illinois. He defrauded his victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars. But he may have made even more money from using stolen credit cards to buy laptops and iPads that he had shipped to his victims, who in turn sent them to him in South Africa, where he had a store selling these stolen goods. He had made at least $1 million from the stolen credit cards buying electronic equipment. The indictment can be found here.

Both the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI have issued warnings about reshipping fraud, noting the involvement of romance fraud victims.

Grandparent scams

In grandparent scams a senior citizen gets a call pretending to be a grandchild who has been in a car wreck, arrested, or involved in another type of emergency. Sometimes the caller goes as far as to pretend to have a broken nose, accounting for oddities in their voice, and pleads with the grandparent not to tell the parents. The caller asks for money for bail, legal fees or other purposes. Many seniors want to help, even if they are uncertain about the caller’s identity, and follow through by sending money, often thousands of dollars, usually through Western Union or MoneyGram.

Evidence suggests that Nigerian fraud gangs also are involved in grandparent scams. In July 2018, a Nigerian man was sentenced in Texas for his part in fraud schemes and money laundering involving U.S. victims by scammers based in Canada, Nigeria, and the United States. According to the DOJ, “The schemes included “grandson-in-jail” frauds over the phone targeting elderly victims; fake investment scams; business email compromise scams; Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) tax filing scams; and, romance victims scams.”

Romance fraud victims are likely to be involved in receiving and transferring funds received from seniors who believe they are helping a loved one in an emergency.

Other frauds

There are many other frauds that employ romance fraud money mules to launder funds. These include rental frauds, where victims see a house or apartment for rent online and send a deposit by Western Union or MoneyGram. The home is not actually for rent, and victims lose their money. An NYU study investigated these frauds and found that many of the perpetrators were from West Africa.

In addition, over the last several years, billions of dollars have been lost to bogus tax returns. Fraudsters engage in identity theft and file bogus tax returns to get tax refunds. Sometimes the identities of victims are stolen using BEC tactics to ask an HR department to send along W-2 forms for groups of employees. The tax refunds in this stolen identity refund fraud may go into the bank accounts of romance fraud victims. The IRS and DOJ have been working diligently on this issue.

Finally, online dating scam victims could be used in sweepstakes frauds, either by sending “award notice” letters or by receiving money from other victims. There are variations to this type of fraud, but all require victims to send money, usually by Western Union or MoneyGram, before they can receive a nonexistent award.

What is law enforcement doing?

Prosecutions

The number of prosecutions of those involved in romance and other frauds has increased over the last several years. In addition to the Sunmola and Scams R Us prosecutions, several other recent cases involve romance fraud victims employed as money mules. Law enforcement may at times conclude, incorrectly, that an unwitting romance fraud victim is the actual perpetrator of a crime and arrest and charge them.

Paul Gregory of Oregon pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in January 2019. Gregory was a romance fraud victim who opened bank accounts, received money from other romance fraud victims and then sent the money out of the country. He was interviewed by federal agents in May 2017 and warned that he was assisting fraud. He continued, however, to open bank accounts and receive victim funds. In the three months following the warning, he processed another $200,000. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, restitution payments to victims and three years’ supervised release.

Audrey Elrod of West Virginia was a romance fraud victim. After she had lost all her own money, “Duke McGregor” asked her to receive money on his behalf and send it along to his friend “Sinclair” in Nigeria. She ultimately received and sent more than $400,000 to Nigeria, keeping only small sums for herself. She was arrested. While out on bail, she moved to North Carolina and continued to send money. She ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 52 months in prison in August 2014. A Wired magazine article details her plight. “Duke” and “Sinclair” were never found or prosecuted.

Michael Neu was arrested in Slidell, Louisiana and charged with 267 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Neu, 67, was allegedly a former romance fraud victim himself but he became actively involved in receiving funds from other victims, keeping part of the money himself, and then sending the rest of the money to Nigeria. His case has not yet been resolved in court.

Ronayerin K. Ogolor, from Nigeria, was arrested at the Kansas City airport en route to Frankfurt, Germany. He was charged with romance fraud and BEC fraud. Victims were located in Alabama, Ohio, Washington, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, California, and Italy with losses of $878,489. He used romance fraud victims to collect the money from BEC victims and send it along.

Henry N Asomani, from Ghana, was indicted for romance fraud in Kansas City, with 13 victims losing $5,075,569. He also used his victims to launder money.

Clement Onuama, from Nigeria, was prosecuted in the Western District of Wisconsin. He was charged with both BEC fraud and romance fraud. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay $410,000 in restitution to victims. Again, romance fraud victims were used to launder money.

Orefo Okeki was charged as a co-conspirator of Onuama in Wisconsin. Okeki was charged with BEC fraud, romance fraud, identity theft, bank account takeovers, and credit card fraud. Romance fraud victims helped launder the money from his other frauds. He was sentenced to 45 months in prison and ordered to pay $582,956 in restitution.

Beyond the work of law enforcement, nonprofits, news organizations and others can help combat romance scams. BBB continues to educate consumers about this fraud. Greater consumer awareness of scams and frauds is key to fraud prevention.

Warning Letters

It often is difficult for law enforcement to determine whether money mules know that they are laundering money from fraud victims. One obvious sign that they know, or at least should know, is if they keep part of the proceeds of the fraud and effectively are paid for their services.

One approach the Justice Department has developed is to interview money mules in person and give them a Money Mule Warning Letter. DOJ has developed a model letter that can be used for this purpose. This procedure is explained in an article in the December 2018 issue of the Justice Departments Journal of Federal Law and Practice, page 95. If victims continue to transmit funds after being warned, they can be prosecuted. The warning letter can help show that they were knowingly engaging in fraud and aid in efforts to prosecute them.

The Postal Inspection Service also can issue warning letters and obtain administrative cease-and-desist orders when mail is involved.

What can you do to protect yourself?

The best way to avoid becoming a money mule is to simply not fall for a romance fraud at the outset.

  • Don’t rush into an online relationship. Talk to family and friends about your dating choices.

  • Analyze dating profiles. Look for repeated phrases and misspellings or misuse of words. Do an internet search of their name and profile picture.

Recognize red flags for romance fraud, such as when the romantic interest requests that you:

  • open a bank account or give access to an existing account

  • receive packages and reship them to another location.

  • pick up funds at Western Union or MoneyGram and forward them somewhere else.

  • keep your relationship a secret.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be assisting in illegal conduct, contact law enforcement. Doing so may well stop other victims from losing money and more.

  • If you suspect you may be involved with a fraud as a money mule, the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspectors encourage you to immediately contact them to provide information that may help identify the actual crooks in the fraud. Contact both agencies to refer you to counselors for help.

  • The FTC has tips and a short video on how to avoid becoming a romance fraud victim.

  • The FBI offers a Money Mule Awareness Booklet with information about how to protect yourself from becoming a money mule.

  • Scamsurvivors.com offers romance fraud victims free online help from experts and a tool to help you be able to spot romance fraudsters.

  • Fraudaid.com also offers help to fraud victims who have been or are about to be arrested.

  • BBB’s in-depth investigative study on romance scams provides useful background on this type of fraud and how to avoid it.

  • Cybercrime Support Network lists resources for romance fraud victims.

  • Legitimate online dating services want to keep fraudsters off their sites. If the scam was initiated there, report it to them.

Where to file complaints about romance fraud and online dating scams

Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker: This heat map shows scams reported in your community or anywhere in North America.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or call 877-FTC-help: The FTC database of fraud complaints is available online to more than 3000 law enforcement agencies. Because it contains a great deal of personal information on fraud victims it is not available to the general public. It can be searched fairly easily by law enforcement officials and may well locate several victims defrauded by the same person.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): The FBI’s IC3 takes law enforcement complaints about romance fraud.

FraudSupport.org: This group collaborates with law enforcement and cybercrime support organizations to guide and support cybercrime victims through the reporting and recovering efforts, and then to provide information and resources on how to protect against future incidents.

Senate Aging Committee Fraud Hotline: Anyone with information about suspected romance or online dating fraud aimed at seniors can contact investigators at 1-855-303-9470 or through its website.

Western Union: Victims who have sent money through Western Union should complain directly to them at 1-800-448-1492.

MoneyGram: Victims who have sent money through MoneyGram should notify them directly at 1-800-926-9400.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Center: Canadians can call 1-888-495-8501. If there is a Canadian connection, victims in the U.S. can also call this number toll-free.

Recommendations

  • It is important to warn people about romance frauds before they get invested in an online relationship. Alert them that the loss of their money is not the end of the matter because fraudsters may try to enlist them as money mules.

  • Romance fraud victims often need counseling to help them overcome the trauma of this fraud. More victim support groups like those in Los Angeles and Ventura, California, would be helpful.

  • More warnings to money mules may help alert romance fraud victims that they are engaged in assisting frauds and encourage them to stop.

  • More prosecutions of romance fraudsters would help deter romance fraud.

  • Change existing restrictions to let banks share information with law enforcement, regulators and other financial institutions about possible money mule accounts.

  • Increase cooperation and sharing of information between law enforcement officials in different jurisdictions working on the same cases.

  • More training and cooperation is needed internationally to recognize and combat romance fraud.

 

 

NBM Cocaine Smuggling – Part 2: Drug Mule

The second method used by individuals of the Neo Black Movement to traffic cocaine and other nasty things is somewhat more complicated than the first method of them simply posting the cocaine. It requires the use of  drug courier(s). Popularly known to as ‘drug mules’  these individuals are referred to by NBM members as “bird(s)” and “ununu(s)”

It is a method that is preferred over that of postal for four main reasons:

  1. Much larger amounts of cocaine can be trafficked than can be posted
  2. The cocaine can be tracked better due to not disappearing into the postal system
  3. It is a cheaper and more profitable method 
  4. Less people are involved

Aside from this it is again, if properly managed, almost entirely risk free (for the NBM member).

The risk is taken only by the mule. In the case of swallowing packets of drugs there is a risk the mule can die. In the case of the mule been caught in certain countries there is a risk the mule might be executed. 

Given these risks it’s not uncommon for more experienced drug mules to insist they only travel to Holland. The reason been that a mule caught in Holland carrying 2kg or less will simply be given a slap on the wrist, the drugs confiscated and the mule given a receipt to give to their “employer” to prove the drugs have been seized by customs (a measure undertaken by the dutch to prevent the traffickers from having doubts the mule has in fact stolen the drugs)

For the cocaine to be smuggled by drug mule typically 4 individuals/entities will be involved:

  1. Local drug producers
  2. NBM member in South America
  3. Individual ordering/receiving the drugs to sell 
  4. Drug Mule

If a mule is going to transport drugs on an aircraft then usually more than one of the first three (sometimes all three) entities in the list above will provide drugs to be carried.

The individual receiving the drugs will most likely have conceived the idea and be sponsoring for instance a kilogram of cocaine. In addition to that both the NBM member in South America and the local producer will also want to take advantage of the opportunity and may add additional amounts for the receiver to sell for them and remit the money afterwards. 

Once a potential receiver of cocaine has made an order negotiations begin on various permutations of who will pay or provide what. The drugs themselves have to be purchased. As does a flight ticket for the drug mule. The mule themselves will require payment plus also a “BTA” (Basic Travel Allowance) of pocket money to spend during their time in South America. Generally, to avoid suspicion, the mule will spend about 2 weeks in the country to make it look like an ordinary holiday.

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It has been seen for traffickers to send mules to carry drugs back from South Amercia unknowingly. This of course a penny pinching method to reduce costs by not having to pay the mule any danger money/fee. In the example below an individual in South Africa has sent his wife to, as far as she believes. “experience a different culture”.  In fact she’s been sent into the custody of an axeman who will be sending her home with cocaine:

 

On the 29th july the axeman sends the husband the route of the ticket he must buy:

TO——–With S.A airways from Johannesburg South Africa to Buenos Aires Argentina on transit to connect TACA AIRLINE to LIMA PERU
FRO——-With TACA AIRLINE from LIMA PERU to Buenos Aires Argentina on transit to connect S.A airways to Johannesburg South Africa.
We are going to buy her ticket from Lima to Guayaquil Ecuador, after 5 days in Lima; she will board a flight from Lima to Guayaquil. This is going to be on a connecting flight on the day of return.

Please note that the return must be on weekend, like I already know, South African airways fly’s 3 times a week to Argentina Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, so the return from here must be on Sunday to reach South Africa on Monday morning ok. Any questions call me please.
AND ANOTHER ONE IS MALAYSIA AIRLINE
TO—–with Malaysia airline from Cape Town South Africa to Buenos Aires Argentina, then connect Taca airline to transit Lima Peru to Guayaquil Ecuador.
FRO—-with taca airline from Guayaquil Ecuador to transit Lima Peru to Buenos Aires Argentina then connect Malaysia airline to Cape Town.

Please call me if you did not understand to explain it more better, sometimes you might not be able to connect it there but check first, so that if I must to do the connecting, you will buy the one from south to Argentina first then send me the money to buy the connecting from Argentina to here.

 

The next day the axeman suggests which of the routes is best due to what looks like an insider at Johannesburg will take control of the wife’s bag when it lands….

 

TO——–With S.A airways from Johannesburg South Africa to Buenos Aires Argentina on transit to connect to transit TACA AIRLINE to LIMA PERU to GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR.
FRO——-With TACA AIRLINE from GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR to transit LIMA PERU to Buenos Aires Argentina on transit to connect S.A airways to Johannesburg South Africa.

If your contact is in Johannesburg please use this one, I don’t know how you going do it there but is going to be something on hand carriage ok.
Please send me these following details today.
The girl full names
Your own full names

 

On the 6th August the axeman issues more instructions:

 

Hello bro, here are very important things she must know, when coming from south africa, do tell her that all her connecting flight is going to be on transit hall both in argentina and peru until she get to ecuador.
while in argentina she must pls locate the boarding gate which south africa airways uses there in the transit hall and in peru also to enable her avoid asking questions when going back. though they have monitor tv that indicates all of that information.
when she gets to ecuador guayaquil, she will show her hotel reservation address to a taxi driver and the taxi will take her striaght to the hotel, then in the morning, she should ask the hotel receptionist that she want to buy MOVISTAR CHIP, and REGARGA, that means movister sim card and a recharge ok. then she should reach me on this number 09****** name K*****.
immediatly she phone me, i will take up the control from there, pls another thing try to change like 200 dollars of her bta into 20 dollars bill to avoid inconvineces of change for her ok. dont worry everything is gonna be ok by the grace of God.
God bless you and i look forward to see you soon. Have a safe flight. peace.

 

On the 16th August the axeman provides a fake invitation letter and makes a hotel booking but purely for the purposes of deceiving immigration 

 

here is the invitation leter, she is being invited to a evangelical program here in guayaquil by a friend.

BUT IN THIS CASE WHEN SHE ARRIVEL, SHE WILL NOT GO TO THAT HOTEL RESERVATION. I WILL SEND YOU THE ADDRESS OF THE HOTEL THAT SHE WILL GO OK.

HOSTAL FAGELP
David Ledesma N70-147 Y Gustavo Lemos.
(a 100 mt. Estadio de L.D.U)
Quito.

 

On the same day the husband buys his wife her ticket

On the 18th the axeman imparts some words of encouragement and like all of their crimes they somehow believe God is on their side…

 

hello my brother, i must tell you that i am very happy with the whole effort that you are making to ensure things go well God bless you. please since your woman is leaving nextweek, try to arrange everything so that she will come with it ok, you have really tried so much God will see us through in jesus name Amen.

 

On the 28th August the plan is back at square one due to a ticketing mistake (the husband had booked his wife to return during the week rather than at the weekend as instructed)

 

28/8

1; ON EMIRATES AIRLINE
TO———–JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA to transit DUBAI UAE to BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA, then connect either TACA AIRLINE or LAN AIRLINE to GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR.
FRO———GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR with TACA AIRLINE or LAN AIRLINE to BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA, then connect EMIRATES AIRLINE to transit DUBAI UAE to JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.

2; ON SWISSAIR
TO———-JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA to transit ZURICH SWITZERLAND to BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA, then connect either TACA AIRLINE or LAN AIRLINE to GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR.
FRO——– GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR with TACA AIRLINE or LAN AIRLINE to BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA then connects SWISSAIR to transit ZURICH SWITZERLAND to JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.

NOTE
Both airline is very good and please don’t forget to put the return from here on weekend, the previous ticket you bought was not according to instructions, please take note of this ok, THE RETURN MUST BE ON WEEKENDS, leaving here in Ecuador Saturday or Sunday ok. Call me as soon as you get this info and please act fast. Thank you and God bless you. Peace.

 

On the 31st August they are still trying to rectify the mistake:

 

1; EMIRATES AIRLINE
TO———05/09/11 with EMIRATES AIRLINE, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA to transit DUBAI UAE to SAO PAULO BRAZIL, and then connect TACA AIRLINE to transit LIMA PERU to GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR.
FRO——–17 or 18/09/11 with TACA AIRLINE, GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR to transit LIMA PERU to SAO PAULO then connect EMIRATES AIRLINE to transit DUBAI UAE to JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.
2; IBERIA AIRLINE
TO———–05/09/11 with IBERIA AIRLINE, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA to transit MADRID SPAIN to BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA, then connect LAN ECUADOR AIRLINE to GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR.
FRO———17 or 18/09/11 GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR with LAN ECUADOR AIRLINE to BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA, then connect IBERIA AIRLINE to transit MADRID SPAIN to JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.
NOTE
Then if you cannot buy any of this two ABOVE, that means we are going to use the one you already bought but you will have to change the date to 17 or 18 of September for the return but is going to need a lot of prayers.

 

On the 1st September the axeman issues a fresh fake invitation letter 

 

THESE ARE THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR HER, THE LATER OF INVITATION MEANS THAT SHE WAS BEEN INVITED BY A FRIEND FOR A DANCING CLASS PROGRAM. WHERE YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO DANCE DIFFERENT KIND OF DANCE.

 

On the 2nd September a final instruction is delivered by the axeman:

 

hello bro, please give your wife this number to contact me 0*****. when she arrive, let her give the taxi driver the number to call me so that i will tell him where to bring her to come and meet with me, i will go to guayaquil once she leave south on monday to wait for her. thank you.

 

Shortly after the wife arrives. She meets with the NBM member and goes to stay at his house.

On the 12th September the axeman requests the husband sends his wife more spending money….

 

hello brother, please you have really tried so much my brother, please you are going to try to send your wife some money, say before the weekend on moneygram ok, if you wanna use her information you already know it, but if you want me to collect it for her, use this information.
first name—–E***** UZ****
last name—–D****
address——-QUITO ECUADOR.
As we speak now she dont have anymoney left on her and we have not even buy her things to stock her bag, but since she is staying with me, it will help menimize expenses, but pls try to send atleast 500 to 600 dollars, is for her ok, she spend the dollar like she is spending rands.
thank you

 

On the 16th the axeman sends the husband another message:

 

hello my brother, your wife keep asking me what she came to do here, but that will not be a problem, so what i will do now is that i will tell her that the money you are going to send, that you ask me to buy you some things here as a present for you and to buy her things also, so that she will agree to carry the bag i am going to give her ok… so when you called her dont talk much about it, just tell her to follow my instruction, so what we will do is that i will send you the picture of the bag on monday latest tuesday, you already know her name becouse the name will appear on the tag also, with that i think you guy there can take it out…..and as soon as she get inside the flight here, i will let you know.
There is no much time, please try to make sure you send the money on monday, i know how things are but try ok.
i look forward to hear from you
thanks.

 

On the 19th pictures of the suitcase the NBM member will so generously give to the wife is sent to the husband

 

hello my brother the sample of the bag you see here is the bag she will be coming back with, like i told you the new job we did is on the one of the thing i am going to give her as a present and she will put everything inside this bag i sent you to check inn ok, you know she does not know why she is here and she keep asking me why you sent her here this far, i told her that she came here to visit us and experience another life, asuming you told me before that she did not know, i would have told you what to tell her, but incase of next time pls take note. So the way i will package the whole thing for her, she will not find it difficult to come with it ok…everything will be ok by the grace of God…just be praying the time is very much approching…..pls call me as soon as you get this message.

 

 

On the 24th the husband is further provided the following:

 

359561 and her name will be written on the tag as well.

 

Based on several facts imparted in the conversation there is a high probability the photographs of the case and the case tag number/name were provided so that the husband could inform his airport insider. In order for him to be able to identify and take control of the case. An activity known as “clearance”.

Using mules, although generally effective, is far from wahala free.

A mule can get cold feet

The cocaine can be stolen by the receiver

The cocaine can be stolen by the mule

In the third and final part examining NBM drug trafficking techniques we’ll see a method involving only the use of airport insiders: cargo.  

 

More NBM drug mule chatter below:

 

Hello brother good day, like i told you, i went out already to check out for someone for the job, i even got two, male and female ready to hit the road so you talk with you guy and get back at me ok……..here bellow is the details of how the job will be ok.

like i already told you before here in the city na $8500 but i can get it for $6500 down town so this is how it will be ok.
to do 1.5koko the total price will be
full————6500
half———–3250
ticket and t.i–1550
pta———–1000
packing——1000
total sum—–13,300.
so that will make for each person $4440 since we gonna be 3 persons to do it. and when the nnunu gets there, we all will give 100 marko each to pay for the nnunu and remaining 400marko for each person……………
pls go through it carfully and forward it also to your friend and get back at me and before weekend i will ask u to send me the imformation that i will use to send u the money for this one but whatever you decide let me know ok.
God bless you.

i forgot top iinclude the packing before so this is how is gonna be ok.

 

 

hello bros, i really appreciate your effort trying to make things workout, but you see, when it comes to business to africa and europ, we does not settle the percentage like the one of asia, it is like this, the guy that takes care of the bird will take 500 markt, while you or the person that is interested will put money for half bag (that is 500mrkt at the rate of $3000), then i will put 1 bag to make it total of 1.5kg, becouse is a black person i can not give her more than 1.5kg, for safety reason. so when the person comes back, the person that put money for the half will take 400markt, while i take 600makt and 500markt for the other guy becouse he to pay the bird.
so call me when you have read and understand the points ok.
thank you.
AND i believe you got it and understood it, that was the reason i never try to remind you again……but there is not gonna be a problem we are all mature, we will put heads together and see what we can do ok.

 

 

Hello bro,
IF I PROVIDE THE BIRD, THEN YOU BUY THE TIKO WITH THE ROUTE WE WILL AGREE ON, THEN GIVE HER BTA OF 700 DOLLARS FOR THE STAY OF 10 DAYS, AND YOU HAVE TO SEND ME MONEY FOR 750 MARKET, THE EGO NA $7,500 USD, THEN I WILL PUT 750 MARKET MAKING IT 1.5KG , WHEN THE DEAL IS DONE I WILL SETTLE THE BIRD THE MONEY AGREED TO BE PAID, YOU WILL TAKE YOUR 750 MKT. AND YOU WILL SELL MY OWN 750 MKT FOR ME AT THE PRICE THAT WE WILL AGREED TO BE PAID THEN I WILL SETTLE THE BIRD.
BUT IF YOU PROVIDE YOU OWN BIRD, I GIVE 200 MARKET TO YOU FOR THE SETTLING OF THE BIRD.
Here will help you understand the point, to buy one full goat head now is 8000usd work am for 1500usd and person when dey deliver na 500usd….na so the koko be now my brother, the posting stuff even cost more, for example now if we want to do posting like 100mkt on EMS posting that cost 1300 dollars, and if u wanna do it with dhl or fedex or ups that cost 1500 dollars for 100mkt, so for me I prefer doing it in bunk I no the money is too high but we have 80% of a secess deal, it is better e cost and go than say e cheap but no go…….so make u check am out and call people if you want to confirm what I am telling you. I don’t talk bullshit bro….

GO THROUGH CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME
GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.

 

 

My brother, yesterday I went into the village here with a friend of mine, to check out things bcos this price in the city is killing us, to see if we could get things cheaper you know, and we did get something for cheaper price, so as it is now, the cost of buy of 1kg is 7k usd and working suppose to be 1500, but the guy na my man, I told him I will be able to be giving him 1000usd par kilo….so when you check it now will be 8k usd for 1kg.

 

 

IF YOU PROVIDE US THE BIRD BUY THE TIKO WITH THE ROUTE I JUST GAVE YOU, BTA AND TO PAY THE BIRD AFTER DEAL IS DONE, WE GIVE 600 MARKETS TO THE PERSON. IN THIS CASE THE OTHER BOY WILL SEND MONEY FOR ONE BAG, WHILE I WILL PUT ONE AND HALF BAG TO MAKE IT TWO AND HALF BAG.

BUT IN THE CASE OF CLEARANCE OK THAT MEANS BOTH OF US WE HAVE TO PAY OUR 20% CHARGES OF THE CLEARANCE CHARGE. THAT MEANS YOU THAT PROVIDE THE BIRD WILL TAKE 500 MARKETS, THE OTHER BOY WILL WILL TAKE 750 MARKETS, AND FOR ME 750 MARKETS.

REMEMBER CLEARANCE IS 20%

 

 

WITH KLM AIRLINE

 

TO——————-GERMANY to transit AMSTERDAM HOLLAND to PANAMA CITY PANAMA. Then enter inside panama for 5 days then connect to COPA AIRLINE to GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR.

 

FRO—————–GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR with COPA AIRLINE to PANAMA CITY PANAMA, then connect KLM to AMSTERDAM HOLLAND on transit to GERMANY.

 

The ticket will be separate ok into two part. the TO & FRO from GERMANY will stop at panama, while the other one will be from PANAMA TO ECUAODR. You guy UCHE knows how to break it.

 

When the person is coming from GERMANY, she will be going as if she is going to panama ok, is visa free with European passport, she will have to enter panama like a tourist and after 5 days, she will come back to the airport to board a Copa airline to come to Ecuador, but she will not enter inside panama again when going back ok, is going to be on transit in panama to connect KLM to Amsterdam and also in transit to Germany. The transit hour is just about 2hours,

 

If you can make it for the person to leave on the 17th of April and to return 1st of May to reach Amsterdam 2nd of May being Monday, then the continuation to Germany will be late from say 8pm or the next day. The return must be on Sunday ok take note of this.

 

Then from panama will be on Copa airline first flight 22nd or 23rd of April, while the return will be Copa airline second flight 1st of May to panama where she will connect KLM.

 

Please when she is coming, she will have to carry a school back bag and her camera.

Thanks and God bless you.

 

pls forward me her data page and the copy of the tiko to this email ok.  **************

i will give u number to give her to contact me ok.

 

 

Hello bro,

IF CHRIS PROVIDES THE BIRD,  THEN YOU BUY THE TIKO WITH THE ROUTE WE WILL AGREE ON, THEN  GIVE HER  BTA  OF 500 TO 600 DOLLARS FOR THE STAY OF 10 DAYS, AND YOU HAVE TO SEND ME MONEY FOR ONE FULL GOAT HEAD, THE EGO NA $10,000 USD, THEN I WILL PUT ONE EXTRA GOAT HEAD MAKING IT TWO , WHEN THE DEAL IS DONE I WILL SETTLE THE BIRD THE MONEY AGREED TO BE PAID, YOU WILL TAKE  900MKT AND 100MKT TO SUPORT  THE PAYMENT OF THE BIRD WHEN DEAL IS DONE. AND YOU WILL SELL MY OWN ONE AND PAY ME THE AMOUNT AGREED TO BE PAID OK.

Here will help you understand the point, this is as a result of yankee trip, otherwise have other way of settling things out, here now as we speak, to buy one  full goat head now is 8000usd work am for 1500usd and person when dey deliver na 500usd….na so the koko be now my brother, so make u check am out and make calls for comfirmations….

 

 

hello brother, i sent u sms yesterday, but i dont knw if u got it? the issue is that since the whole thing u are trying to arrange has not work out yet, i have got some white bird now from europe that we wnt to use, so i thought it wisely to let u knw, if u may like to invest on it………..kindly get back to me as soon as possible.

 

 

Hello brother, how is everything going with you? i am sorry i did not call you again as promised, the reason is that i did not have the update on time, today i finally ask henry to tell me his stand becouse i am tired of this today and tomorrow stories, so he explained everything to me, the fact is that the guys he ask to buy the wings for the bird, do not have the bar, and they were just promising us today and tomorrow, so according to him today, he said he doesnt want to call anybody again for this, that he is going to take care of it by himself, he will be in alanso this weekend by the grace of God. So when he come, he will meet with you for more yaness ok. Let just keep our finger cross God is perfecting something for us.

take good care of yourself and keep the faith. one love and peace.

 

 

Wene i haerd you ok, about the clearance stuff that you dont have a problem ok, i have here with me holland sim cards, so when the bird is going back from here, i will her one card that is the number we are going to use to control her in amsterdam, so when she arrive amsterdam, she is going to be in transit hall, that is where my guys are going to take the stuff from her bcos is gonna be on hand carriage ok.

dont not worry we make sure she have enough time to stay in transit according to the tiko that i will ask u to buy and you also will be there with my brothers there in holland. no story all na for good……….

 

 

Hi Abby, as I earlier told u, am in serious contact with the guy n we
wish to t least order for four bags. How much do you think that we
should have handy including the birds tkt. Remember your promise to
double whatever we pay for. Please refresh my memory onc more. Am
realy serious about this and must win.
Revert asap.

 

 

 

NBM Cocaine Smuggling – Part 1: Postage

This is the first of three parts examining the three primary methods members of the NBM traffic cocaine and other equally nasty things….

In this first part we’ll examine an NBM’s least favorite method: sending the cocaine by post.

Sending the cocaine by post is almost entirely risk free in terms of an axeman been arrested. However the chances of the package(s) been intercepted and/or stolen is much higher than either of the other two methods. It is also much more expensive and only small amounts (100g) sensibly can be sent in each package. 

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Somebody reaching out to an axeman to send them cocaine through the post will always be encouraged to get the money together to employ a drug mule. Often posting is seen as ‘a means to an ends’ in that after small amounts have been posted and sold they will be in a much better position to traffic larger amounts by mule.

 

Feb 07 3:53 PM
Will:REMEMBER I ADVICE YOU TO ARRANGE UNUNU COS I KNOW THAT ONE IS CHEAPER
Feb 07 3:53 PM
Will:BUT YOU INSIST ON POSTING
Feb 07 3:53 PM
Will:I WANT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP FOR BOTH OF US
Feb 07 3:53 PM
Oba:arrange nnunu is not easy
Feb 07 3:53 PM
Will:YES
Feb 07 3:53 PM
Will:I KNOW NOT EASY BUT THAT WAY IS CHEAPER

 

c: but you want them to dey post it not make ununu come and carrt it?
6:15:29 AM
c: you must know that to dey post they will have to be doing it small small
6:15:35 AM
c: not all at once
6:15:45 AM
c: make i explain something to you?
6:16:14 AM
c: for i full bag na 7000 including packaging and settlement
6:16:54 AM
c: na for 1bag na 1000 market dey inside

 

c: send only 700 make i make the guy post 100 market for you
6:20:06 AM
c: then sell and they post another one until you get good ununu?
6:21:28 AM
chuk: i go need to send money before im go do bis with me?
6:21:39 AM
c: yes
6:21:53 AM
c: but the money go dey with me until they are ready
6:21:59 AM
c: i no want shout
6:22:23 AM
c: cos this una biz i too dey fear no trust at all
6:24:04 AM
chuk: people wey dey do am wit trust ,na dem dey mek am
6:24:18 AM
c: i no sabi
6:24:28 AM
c: trust or no trust i told him
6:24:28 AM
chuk: i dey tel u
6:24:49 AM
c: he said he want to see the money in my hands and he deliver the stuff
6:25:08 AM
chuk: ok

 

 

Typically for one instance of cocaine postage at least 6 entities will be involved. 

Firstly the local drug producers (in a South American country).

Secondly an axeman also in South America to buy the coke from them.

Thirdly ‘packers’. These individuals, often locals in South America, are masters of concealment. They produce things like fake bottom suitcases and/or are able to hide the cocaine in commercially packaged and sealed packets. 

Fourthly the money man who will likely have initiated the deal and stumped up the cash to make everything happen. Alternatively this individual will be a ‘link man’ and the axeman in south america will be paying for the product and seeking the ‘link man’ to acquire a safe address and people to sell the cocaine for him.

Next the owner of an address trusted by the money/link man. This is who will receive the cocaine through the post. 

Lastly somebody is employed to take the cocaine from the packers. In this case “always a girl preferably a prostitute”:

 

Feb 01 1:35 PM
C:but now is posting nobody get mind to package it and take it direct to post office
Feb 01 1:35 PM
C:you want put person for trouble
Feb 01 1:36 PM
C:so we always use a girl most preferable ashewo wey no know
Feb 01 1:36 PM
C:we go just give her $150 make she go post it and take her to hotel stay with her for 3 daysso that she go think say na hotel we dey stay
Feb 01 1:36 PM
C:incase it doesnot go well
Feb 01 1:37 PM
Oba:i thought u have direct contact in the posting office
Feb 01 1:38 PM
C:guy this is south america they are not trust worthy people

 

In that instance they describe using a prostitute to take the parcel to the post office then stay at a hotel with her for 3 days until the parcel arrives. This way if she steals or redirects the package they have her at hand to torture to find out where it has gone and kill her if needed.

Additionally if the axeman in South America is not a cocaine user himself that he will probably employ somebody in the role of ‘tester’ to ensure the product he’s going to purchase is of sufficient quality. 

 

c: 700 na posting
6:42:38 AM
chuk: okay
6:42:51 AM
chuk: so i no go remit anything bak
6:43:03 AM
c: yes
6:43:50 AM
chuk: listen .and if them send me shit
6:43:54 AM
chuk: wat do i do?
6:44:08 AM
c: na me be your trust
6:44:24 AM
chuk: u dont know anything bout it
6:44:32 AM
chuk: so how can u be my trust
6:44:39 AM
c: even as i know
6:44:52 AM
c: yes
6:45:03 AM
c: cos na me you dey send money too
6:45:09 AM
c: and na me go give the guy
6:45:15 AM
chuk: wat i am saying is
6:45:21 AM
c: even as i no know too well into it
6:45:30 AM
c: i go use one old man here
6:45:40 AM
c: he is the cheif tetser here
6:45:47 AM
chuk: u dont know anytin but dis runs
6:45:50 AM
c: na to give him 100
6:45:52 AM
chuk: where is he from
6:45:58 AM
c: which go be from my pocket
6:46:02 AM
c: igbo
6:46:30 AM
c: who go package am ?
6:46:39 AM
c: na him?
6:46:50 AM
c: the guy go just sell
6:46:55 AM
c: and post only\
6:47:12 AM
c: the tester is testing and packing
6:47:17 AM
c: that i know well
6:47:28 AM
c: for his house so if he say not good then not good
6:47:41 AM
chuk: okay

 

Once a price for cocaine has been agreed (either for the recipient to buy outright or for the sender to have money sent back to him after it’s been sold), the amount to be sent agreed and either full or part payment has been sent things will start moving…

 

i am still doing and keep doing. like i told you before nothing change, involvement is the key of this business, once you are ready to involve cash, things will be happening every now and then…….things are not the way it was, you know like sending stuff to people without putting in cash, the game now is for the people who ready to take the bull by the horn…….i know you to be a strong man

 

Here will help you understand the point, to buy one  full goat head now is 8000usd work am for 1500usd and person when dey deliver na 500usd….na so the koko be now my brother, the posting stuff even cost more, for example now if we want to do posting like 100mkt on EMS posting that cost 1300 dollars, and if u wanna do it with dhl or fedex or ups that cost 1500 dollars for 100mkt, so for me I prefer doing it in bunk I no the money is too high but we have 80% of a secess deal, it is better e cost and go than say e cheap but no go…….so make u check am out and call people if you want to confirm what I am telling you. I don’t talk bullshit bro….

 

GO THROUGH CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME

 

14:18:57

t147: hw much 4 one bag?

14:19:27

Ba: 20k

14:19:33

Ba: doller

14:20:04

t147: waitin u fit do 4 me nw?

14:20:08

t147: tell me

14:20:28

Ba: na to run the show nah

14:20:47

Ba: or u get bird wey fit come carry

14:21:03

Ba: or na to post come

14:21:10

Ba: dat side

14:22:34

t147: post come i go collect am wella

14:22:49

t147: abeg if u fit post am

 

 

t: so hw many u fit post

10:05:17

t: hw far u dey there?

10:05:26

t: i dey wait for u

10:06:14

J: see atres we can start with 250 or 300

10:06:41

t: ok

10:06:52

t: so hw we go doam now

10:08:25

J: how much u dey pay far 1

10:08:46

t: na u go tell me nw

10:10:04

J: boy u dey into game so

10:10:29

J: <ding>

10:11:00

J: hello

10:11:12

t: i dey come

10:11:57

t: for one bag i fit giv u 15

 

Sometimes the two individuals (the one in south America and the one wanting the cocaine) will collaborate on a 50/50 basis.

This would require high levels of trust from both parties. In this instance below the two individuals are both Axemen:

 

t: unna posting things never open?

14:24:46

AB: E DEY PUT ME NO DEY DO AM

14:25:04

AB: IF U WANT THAT U GO PUT UR BAR

14:25:05

t: ok

14:25:28

t: like hw much

14:25:30

t: ?

14:25:50

AB: 100MKT NA $700

14:26:21

t: hw many u fit post

14:26:24

t: ?

14:26:38

AB: AS MANY AS U WANT UP TO 1KG

14:27:23

t: 1kg is hw much?

14:27:41

AB: 7K USD

14:28:19

t: but u go package am well abi?

14:28:37

AB: FOR SURE NA

14:28:51

AB: PUT I NO GO PUT ALL ONCE OOO

14:28:59

t: ok

14:29:07

AB: I GO DO AM LIKE 3 TO 4 PACK

14:29:21

t: tell me waitin u want nw

14:29:21

AB: FOR SAFETY

14:29:51

AB: IF WE GONNA DO THE POST

14:30:06

AB: WHT EVER WE GONNA DO

14:30:22

AB: U WILL PUT MONEY FOR HALF OF IT

14:30:27

AB: ME GO PUT HALF

14:34:08

t: <ding>

14:34:38

t: so like 500mkt hw much?

14:34:50

t: and tell me waitin u need

14:35:47

AB: 3500 USD

14:35:53

AB: AND ADDRESS

 

Postage is fairly simple for the buyer/receiver. It’s as simple as just sending the money and an address.

 

postal address.

Name….Rico   ****

Apartado postal no…**

post code  03550

San juan Alicante

Spain.

 

 

check the money

sender…p**   m****

city……..alicante

spain

 

 

reciever……..r****

ab*** b****

 

 

pin cod……….36523108

amount……….800,00 Dola

 

Typically these parcels are only sent to Europe, Asia and Africa. Mostly trouble free.

It’s not all plain sailing though. Several factors can lead to big wahala.

For instance Police operations in South america can effect the price:

 

The police here are going to the drug farms here destroying just as they did in Mexico, I am therefore suggesting that you send money for 2kgs and I will add money for another 2 so that the hike in price will not affect us.

Meanwhile, the price of a kg including posting is 8k, I mean 8000 dollars.

Abbie, I got 14k and just want this my guy committed financially as anyone can change unannounced. It doesnt mean that am trying to make money out of him but just to get him committed moneywise. Hope you understand.

Send this email now as I would want him to see it first thing tomorrow.
regards.

 

Something could go wrong at the receivers address: 

 

Coke Mugu:(12:42:24 (UTC)):when i was in south africa

Coke Mugu:(12:42:56 (UTC)):his girl recieved a parcel i send to her and he to me that the girl flosh it in the toilet

 

 

Or it could be intercepted or go missing in the postal system:

 

chi: bro how far i dont check but not arrive yet let waite till monday ok

 

cok: brother just relax ur mind is going to reach, na ems na so e dey delay sometimes, no just worry i knw weitin i do and by the Grace of God we will smile brother….

 

chi: bro how far hope all is i have check this till now is not arrival yet what can we do bro, try to arrange some one to call them from your side to check pls and find that the latest devoloment

 

cok: hello my brother thank you for drop in by, yes i did that already this last monday, and i tried calling you but you wouldnt pick your phone, what they me is that the koko has left the country and that they can not acertain the exalt place it is at the moment, but that when it finally gets to the destination that they will recieve update, so but for me i know ems do delay sometimes but this ones delay is a bit too much, all the things i did after two week that i posted this one to london with ups has reach its destination so i dont really know bro…..men this london pple are crazy sometimes that is why the money they pay there dont attract me to do nothing there, i prefer other europe, asia and africa….. pls call me lets talk good.
thanks my men

 

The receiver stealing the cocaine would also be a probable outcome in a lot of deals but this is far less so in deals involving members of the Neo Black Movement (due to the reasons given here).

The UN claims that one gram of cocaine can fetch upwards of $300 in some countries. So for an axeman to only pay $800 for 100g he is looking at some serious profit. 

More likely he’d be offloading the drugs at wholesale prices and making around 300%+ of his investment. 

Much larger profits are available when taking advantage of drug mules.

Coming soon….

 

Neo Black Movement & Cocaine Trafficking

Individuals within the NBM can be seen trafficking fairly large amounts of cocaine (furthermore periodic news articles appear documenting members been arrested with very serious amounts).

It’s important to point out: These individuals are conducting this work (whether between themselves or not) autonomously. The same can be said for all their criminal exploits.

It is not the case that, for example, the South Africa Zonal Head, will order lower ranking members to do this or do that. In the same breath if the South Africa Head is doing this or that he is not receiving orders from the Regional or National Head to do anything.

They have no obligation when committing any particular crime to even participate with other members. However several factors mean that any one crime committed by a member which requires the need for another individual to make it work are with a greater probability going to commit that crime with another NBM member.

The main factor at play would be that of ‘trust’.

Members firstly have sworn an oath of secrecy. Breaking this oath is punishable by death.

Secondly the member, should any wrongdoing occur, has the organisation behind him to resolve any disputes and dish out any punishments. If ‘Axeman A’ can prove ‘Axeman B’ ran off with his money then the powers that be can take steps to resolve the situation (such as de-axing the individual, ordering repayment and/or having him killed).

This works firstly as a great insurance policy for the members and also serves as an effective deterrent to an individual who might otherwise run off with any drugs or money.

The above can be seen to work (or not work) during members of the group engaging in drug trafficking.

Members of the NBM/Black Axe/Neo Black Movement utilize 3 main methods to traffic drugs:

  1. Postage
  2. Drug Courier/Mule (Also referred to as ‘Birds’ or ‘Ununus’)
  3. Cargo

Links to detailed explanations and examples of how each are done will appear here very soon….

Update: Postal Method Added

Update: Mule method Added

 

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NBM Concealment of Cocaine

Cocaine Wahala – Part 3

More unhappiness from NBM/Black Axe cocaine traffickers…

In this instance an NBM member describing how his “bird” (drug mule/courier) has vanished. The NBM member had received the ‘bird’ in Ecuador, given him the coke to take back (to Belgium), taken him to the airport, ensured he checked in ok, ensured he was on the flight…

But then an accomplice (Sunny) was been trusted with waiting at the airport in Belgium to ensure the bird didn’t run away with the coke but says he never arrived.

The NBM member not convinced with this story and threatening to “go kill all him family”. In this instance he hadn’t sourced the coke from his usual local producers but gotten it from some crazy Columbians who weren’t now happy with him.

Also  he describes another time ‘Sunny’ let him down after posting him 1kg coke and Sunny’s story been that his girlfriend flushed it down the toilet ($3500 paid back to him of the $6000 lost).

The NBM member’s shoulder to cry on ‘Dave’ recalling his own tale of a bird claiming to have left the coke on the plane. Dave not purely a shoulder to cry on though. He’s been contacted due to been located in Belgium and well placed to investigate and find the missing mule and the NBM cocaine. 

 

 

Coke Mugu:(10:00:05 (UTC)):<ding>

Coke Mugu:(10:00:10 (UTC)):how far

Coke Mugu:(10:00:19 (UTC)):good morning

Dave(10:00:46 (UTC)):morning bro

Dave(10:00:51 (UTC)):how u dey?

Dave(10:00:56 (UTC)):how dat side?

Coke Mugu:(10:01:00 (UTC)):i no dey fine at all

Dave(10:01:13 (UTC)):wetin happen?

Coke Mugu:(10:01:35 (UTC)):boys for ur country wnt take me make money

Coke Mugu:(10:01:41 (UTC)):and i dey vez

Dave(10:01:54 (UTC)):wetin happen again?

Coke Mugu:(10:02:13 (UTC)):na market when enter yesterday ooo

Coke Mugu:(10:02:23 (UTC)):na him them dey carry storry come

Coke Mugu:(10:02:28 (UTC)):say them no see bird

Dave(10:02:41 (UTC)):jesus christ

Coke Mugu:(10:02:55 (UTC)):and the painful thing now be say

Coke Mugu:(10:03:08 (UTC)):the market na colombia people get am

Coke Mugu:(10:03:15 (UTC)):no be my own ooooo

Dave(10:03:16 (UTC)):this birds this days to be honest with you thats how they are behaving seriously running with sturfs

Coke Mugu:(10:03:42 (UTC)):him say him knw the bird reach house

Dave(10:03:58 (UTC)):dat is a big lie

Coke Mugu:(10:03:58 (UTC)):shey the best thing na to go dey look for him

Dave(10:04:16 (UTC)):a dey tell u all de time say no one knows bird reach house

Dave(10:04:19 (UTC)):nawa oooooooooh

Coke Mugu:(10:04:22 (UTC)):i go kill all him family

Coke Mugu:(10:04:26 (UTC)):trust me

Dave(10:04:28 (UTC)):which kind wahala be dis?

Dave(10:04:50 (UTC)):me seld

Coke Mugu:(10:04:51 (UTC)):nw na 5 am here

Coke Mugu:(10:04:58 (UTC)):once is 8am

Dave(10:05:03 (UTC)):jesus

Coke Mugu:(10:05:07 (UTC)):this pple go start to call me

Coke Mugu:(10:05:20 (UTC)):bcos them dey with ticket

Coke Mugu:(10:05:32 (UTC)):and them don track am say it flown

Coke Mugu:(10:05:47 (UTC)):to the final destination belgium

Coke Mugu:(10:06:07 (UTC)):na big problem for me i tell

Dave(10:06:14 (UTC)):na big wahala i understand.and if to say na catch dem catch am now you for collect proove from them and show pple u work together

Coke Mugu:(10:06:23 (UTC)):the useless boy now no dey pick my call again

Dave(10:06:32 (UTC)):but now how to talk am say bird run away with sturfs

Coke Mugu:(10:06:52 (UTC)):which kind bird run away

Coke Mugu:(10:07:05 (UTC)):na my guy won job us

Dave(10:07:10 (UTC)):king e dey happpen seriously……..

Dave(10:07:31 (UTC)):i no no de person wey u dey talk oh but i know say e dey happen well well

Dave(10:07:37 (UTC)):e don happen to me b4

Dave(10:07:46 (UTC)):dey give me bird from uk

Coke Mugu:(10:07:46 (UTC)):u go knw him

Dave(10:07:54 (UTC)):de bird enter belgium

Coke Mugu:(10:08:06 (UTC)):na agbor boy for amsterdam when them dey call biggy

Dave(10:08:18 (UTC)):she come tell me say she left the bag inside plane say she no carry am come out

Dave(10:08:29 (UTC)):but from there she go london back

Dave(10:08:35 (UTC)):a no even see am again

Dave(10:08:51 (UTC)):biggy?

Coke Mugu:(10:08:57 (UTC)):yes’

Dave(10:09:08 (UTC)):se no be dis guy wey abbey stay his place dat time?

Dave(10:09:12 (UTC)):no be him abi?

Coke Mugu:(10:09:23 (UTC)):no be that one

Dave(10:09:28 (UTC)):a go know him sha

Coke Mugu:(10:09:36 (UTC)):but all of them dey together

Coke Mugu:(10:09:42 (UTC)):yeah

Dave(10:09:57 (UTC)):me self still dey belgium thats why i just dey quiet

Coke Mugu:(10:10:14 (UTC)):type me ur e mail here make i send u the track of the ticket

Dave(10:10:34 (UTC)):D***@yahoo.co.uk

Coke Mugu:(10:11:36 (UTC)):i sent it

Coke Mugu:(10:11:44 (UTC)):u will see wht i mean

Dave(10:12:18 (UTC)):but if he tell u him know the bird reach house make he go him house then

Dave(10:12:32 (UTC)):no escuse about that if he really know him

Coke Mugu:(10:12:43 (UTC)):offcos na
Coke Mugu:(10:39:02 (UTC)):<ding>

Coke Mugu:(10:39:07 (UTC)):u see it

Dave(10:39:18 (UTC)):i will see now

Dave(10:39:23 (UTC)):hold on

Dave(10:45:22 (UTC)):helo king

Coke Mugu:(10:45:41 (UTC)):hello

Coke Mugu:(10:45:59 (UTC)):did u see it on the attach

Dave(10:46:05 (UTC)):u wan make i tell u the truth?the posibilty that this bird go run with the sturf is 90percent

Dave(10:46:11 (UTC)):i see everything

Coke Mugu:(10:46:18 (UTC)):good

Dave(10:46:25 (UTC)):u know i know no dis guy wey u work togther?

Coke Mugu:(10:46:37 (UTC)):yeah

Dave(10:46:39 (UTC)):but i can assure u that it may be truth

Dave(10:46:47 (UTC)):let me call u

Coke Mugu:(10:46:52 (UTC)):so i fit give u him number make u explain to him

Coke Mugu:(10:47:04 (UTC)):so that him go knw where to start from

Coke Mugu:(10:47:23 (UTC)):ok

Coke Mugu:(10:47:26 (UTC)):pls call me

Coke Mugu:(10:50:43 (UTC)):0031********

Coke Mugu:(10:51:13 (UTC)):sunny

Dave(10:54:36 (UTC)):e no pick my calls

Dave(10:54:45 (UTC)):i just drop masage

Coke Mugu:(10:55:07 (UTC)):him no pick

Coke Mugu:(10:55:22 (UTC)):person when dey wait for bird from benji

Coke Mugu:(10:55:38 (UTC)):as him see that number shay him supose pick

Coke Mugu:(10:55:55 (UTC)):him don carry my market dey talk shit

Coke Mugu:(10:56:07 (UTC)):i go fry that boy

Dave(10:56:13 (UTC)):e just call me back now

Coke Mugu:(10:56:21 (UTC)):ok

Dave(10:56:21 (UTC)):i dey line with am?
Coke Mugu:(12:02:50 (UTC)):<ding>

Dave(12:02:57 (UTC)):yes

Dave(12:03:00 (UTC)):im here

Coke Mugu:(12:03:06 (UTC)):the gods has gone crazy

Dave(12:03:19 (UTC)):what?

Coke Mugu:(12:03:24 (UTC)):this boy is telling me

Coke Mugu:(12:03:49 (UTC)):that the agent he bought the ticket say they can not track the ticket

Coke Mugu:(12:04:08 (UTC)):and that they dont know if the person fly

Coke Mugu:(12:04:16 (UTC)):first in history

Dave(12:04:17 (UTC)):king you still have work to do

Dave(12:04:40 (UTC)):before everythin can be clearify

Coke Mugu:(12:04:45 (UTC)):there is nothing to do

Dave(12:05:22 (UTC)):try and look for a lawyer to check if the guy comot from there also

Dave(12:05:36 (UTC)):becos dis guy dey tell me say de guy no comot also

Dave(12:05:42 (UTC)):i no just understand

Coke Mugu:(12:19:05 (UTC)):him don comot here brother

Coke Mugu:(12:19:20 (UTC)):where him go go look for him na belgium

Coke Mugu:(12:19:34 (UTC)):if at all say the boy get problem

Dave(12:19:36 (UTC)):nawa oh

Coke Mugu:(12:19:49 (UTC)):i just send my agent the info now

Dave(12:19:55 (UTC)):i don tell am sha

Coke Mugu:(12:20:01 (UTC)):na she when call me back they explain to me so

Coke Mugu:(12:20:05 (UTC)):again

Coke Mugu:(12:20:16 (UTC)):say the whole ticket was used

Coke Mugu:(12:20:40 (UTC)):so that means if there is any problem

Coke Mugu:(12:20:47 (UTC)):it should be in belgium

Coke Mugu:(12:20:53 (UTC)):that is if there is

Coke Mugu:(12:20:55 (UTC)):any

Dave(12:21:23 (UTC)):a don tell am make e look for lawyer anyway

Coke Mugu:(12:21:38 (UTC)):him deos nt want to do that

Dave(12:21:48 (UTC)):but just take am easy make him too do him side

Coke Mugu:(12:21:49 (UTC)):just say that the boy didnt send him msg

Coke Mugu:(12:22:01 (UTC)):can u imagine such a stupid boy

Coke Mugu:(12:22:14 (UTC)):he is nt ready to do nothing

Coke Mugu:(12:22:33 (UTC)):that he went to schipol airport

Coke Mugu:(12:22:39 (UTC)):to ask them

Dave(12:22:45 (UTC)):to do wat?

Dave(12:22:53 (UTC)):thas not the route?

Coke Mugu:(12:23:00 (UTC)):but he told u and i in the first place that he is in belgium

Coke Mugu:(12:23:07 (UTC)):now schipol

Dave(12:23:10 (UTC)):he has notin to do with schipol

Coke Mugu:(12:23:22 (UTC)):can u balance the equation?

Coke Mugu:(12:23:34 (UTC)):pls can u tell him that now

Coke Mugu:(12:23:54 (UTC)):he is so stupid and does nt kne wht to do

Dave(12:24:37 (UTC)):a go talk to him again

Dave(12:24:55 (UTC)):just to try n look for a lawyer in belgium

Dave(12:25:22 (UTC)):das all wat he need to clear his side and he should have d proove

Coke Mugu:(12:26:36 (UTC)):yesw

Coke Mugu:(12:26:39 (UTC)):thank u

Coke Mugu:(12:26:52 (UTC)):i have my own prove that the boy left here

Coke Mugu:(12:27:17 (UTC)):so him too now needs to give me prove that he didnt see the boy

Coke Mugu:(12:27:26 (UTC)):or the boy has a problem

Dave(12:27:30 (UTC)):yes of cos

Coke Mugu:(12:27:33 (UTC)):is a very simple matter

Coke Mugu:(12:27:50 (UTC)):atleast now i have show u my prove

Dave(12:28:03 (UTC)):e need to do dat and he will just take it easy with him to do wat he has to do

Coke Mugu:(12:28:06 (UTC)):if u still wnt me to send u the last msg he sent

Coke Mugu:(12:28:09 (UTC)):i have it

Coke Mugu:(12:28:33 (UTC)):now that brother

Coke Mugu:(12:28:37 (UTC)):the one u knw
Coke Mugu:(12:28:41 (UTC)):is with him now

Coke Mugu:(12:28:46 (UTC)):ok

Coke Mugu:(12:29:10 (UTC)):hw can he be so daft

Coke Mugu:(12:29:25 (UTC)):to not be thinking that this boy may run away

Coke Mugu:(12:29:31 (UTC)):i dont get

Coke Mugu:(12:29:40 (UTC)):something is really fishy

Dave(12:30:26 (UTC)):and u yoo too king u made lill mistake..becos if anyone gives u a bird u just need to let the person control the whole thing and the bird should follow the instruction the person wey give u give am…becosall dis thing dey cos problem..if to say na dis guy sunny na him d bird send mesg to everything for the easy to talk

Dave(12:31:00 (UTC)):becos sunny dey tell me say the guy to leave there becos e no send am msg say him don dey inside moto

Dave(12:31:18 (UTC)):like if na u get d bird fine that one dey understandable

Coke Mugu:(12:31:21 (UTC)):i told him even b4

Dave(12:31:27 (UTC)):u have the total control

Coke Mugu:(12:31:31 (UTC)):the bird start leaving

Dave(12:31:43 (UTC)):becos d birds fit used the advantage also

Coke Mugu:(12:31:49 (UTC)):that he will nt send him msg rather than me

Dave(12:32:00 (UTC)):das not good at alll

Coke Mugu:(12:32:02 (UTC)):dave i hav edone something with u b4

Coke Mugu:(12:32:10 (UTC)):u knw how i do my thing

Dave(12:32:11 (UTC)):yes

Dave(12:32:14 (UTC)):i know king

Coke Mugu:(12:32:15 (UTC)):i dont bullshit

Dave(12:32:19 (UTC)):na him a dey talk

Dave(12:32:27 (UTC)):becos na u get d bird from grassroot

Coke Mugu:(12:32:29 (UTC)):wht if the bird sent him msg and nt me

Coke Mugu:(12:32:44 (UTC)):would say now that the bird sent him msg?

Dave(12:32:45 (UTC)):i know how dis pple here wey dey give bird dey behave das why im saying so

Dave(12:33:05 (UTC)):dey are all just bunch of a bull ass hungry pple

Dave(12:33:11 (UTC)):seriously

Dave(12:33:20 (UTC)):yes das better

Coke Mugu:(12:33:29 (UTC)):i mean

Dave(12:33:31 (UTC)):now him no go talk say the bird no leave
Coke Mugu:(12:33:39 (UTC)):shey u

Coke Mugu:(12:33:50 (UTC)):u sabi how to track ticket abi?

Dave(12:33:54 (UTC)):becos e don tell am say him dey inside the mtot

Dave(12:33:56 (UTC)):moto

Dave(12:34:58 (UTC)):u know one thing i know about ticket be its say its very hard to get the fact in dis kind of a situation

Coke Mugu:(12:35:13 (UTC)):ok pls

Coke Mugu:(12:35:25 (UTC)):here is how to track it

Dave(12:35:30 (UTC)):even e fit get yawa for spain or anytransit place

Coke Mugu:(12:35:33 (UTC)):www.iberia.com

Coke Mugu:(12:35:45 (UTC)):go to booking management

Coke Mugu:(12:35:51 (UTC)):u will see

Dave(12:35:54 (UTC)):i no kin

Coke Mugu:(12:35:55 (UTC)):a place

Coke Mugu:(12:35:57 (UTC)):says

Dave(12:35:59 (UTC)):manage my booking

Coke Mugu:(12:36:04 (UTC)):reservation code

Coke Mugu:(12:36:10 (UTC)):and surname

Dave(12:36:29 (UTC)):go just tell yu say d moto don move but e no go tell u say mr so so so follow the flight nowwwwwwwwwwwwww

Dave(12:36:35 (UTC)):na him a dey tell u

Dave(12:36:53 (UTC)):e don first happen to me from guaya to peru .peru to holland

Coke Mugu:(12:36:58 (UTC)):with this info

Coke Mugu:(12:37:08 (UTC)):they tell u weather the person fly

Dave(12:37:13 (UTC)):the man come get yawa for peru when e dey wait for the flight coming to holland

Coke Mugu:(12:37:21 (UTC)):na where u no get me be that

Coke Mugu:(12:37:29 (UTC)):no be moto we dey track oo

Coke Mugu:(12:37:37 (UTC)):na person

Dave(12:37:44 (UTC)):but when i go to track am the info dey tell me say the flight don move but the man no dey there

Coke Mugu:(12:38:42 (UTC)):listen to me dave

Coke Mugu:(12:38:56 (UTC)):na the ticket when him carry

Coke Mugu:(12:39:05 (UTC)):no him we dey track

Coke Mugu:(12:39:10 (UTC)):if him no fly

Coke Mugu:(12:39:20 (UTC)):the airline go put no show

Coke Mugu:(12:39:45 (UTC)):but if the tiko fly meaning say them carry person when get the tiko

Coke Mugu:(12:39:52 (UTC)):them go put am flown

Coke Mugu:(12:40:14 (UTC)):i want give u the koko make u check am by urself

Dave(12:40:20 (UTC)):but as u talk say e tell u say him don collect boadin pass na him come make me dey confused again

Coke Mugu:(12:40:24 (UTC)):so that u go understand well well

Dave(12:40:28 (UTC)):ok

Coke Mugu:(12:40:52 (UTC)):him collect boading pass send me msg say him don check in

Coke Mugu:(12:41:01 (UTC)):the i reply to him

Coke Mugu:(12:41:24 (UTC)):that i only need him to send me msg when he is already in the flight

Coke Mugu:(12:41:29 (UTC)):and abt to move

Coke Mugu:(12:41:34 (UTC)):which did

Dave(12:41:46 (UTC)):haha?????????????????

Coke Mugu:(12:41:48 (UTC)):this sunny boy guy

Dave(12:41:49 (UTC)):nawa oh

Coke Mugu:(12:41:59 (UTC)):this is the second time he is doing me this

Coke Mugu:(12:42:14 (UTC)):he did it to me 2008

Coke Mugu:(12:42:24 (UTC)):when i was in south africa

Coke Mugu:(12:42:56 (UTC)):his girl recieved a parcel i send to her and he to me that the girl flosh it in the toilet

Coke Mugu:(12:43:06 (UTC)):after too much arguments

Dave(12:43:15 (UTC)):lol…………………..

Coke Mugu:(12:43:19 (UTC)):he supose to pay me abt 6k

Coke Mugu:(12:43:29 (UTC)):he later paid 35oo

Coke Mugu:(12:43:45 (UTC)):so i didnt wnt to do anything with him again

Coke Mugu:(12:43:54 (UTC)):he made his father call me

Coke Mugu:(12:44:14 (UTC)):and beg that we should continue with business

Coke Mugu:(12:44:23 (UTC)):that there will no be any problem

Coke Mugu:(12:44:41 (UTC)):since then i didnt do anything with him until now

Dave(12:44:47 (UTC)):nawa oh

Dave(12:44:50 (UTC)):anyway sha

Dave(12:44:59 (UTC)):make e go take lawyer

Coke Mugu:(12:45:01 (UTC)):here is the info

Dave(12:45:11 (UTC)):make dem see wetin happen in belgy

Coke Mugu:(12:45:17 (UTC)):5*****

Coke Mugu:(12:45:38 (UTC)):surname BO*****

Coke Mugu:(12:45:46 (UTC)):check it urself

Coke Mugu:(12:45:58 (UTC)):is abt the person not the flight

Coke Mugu:(12:46:09 (UTC)):u have pple who do online ticket

Coke Mugu:(12:46:22 (UTC)):ask them wht i am telling u now

Coke Mugu:(12:46:30 (UTC)):if is true or not

Dave(12:48:42 (UTC)):i see am sha

Coke Mugu:(12:48:56 (UTC)):so u think say i fit lie u

Dave(12:49:24 (UTC)):but the only thing i know be say its very hard to know dis way becos it has haapen to me b4 na only lawyer for amsterdam help me out

Dave(12:49:46 (UTC)):the person na from naija but he come gey pro for amsterdam

Dave(12:50:04 (UTC)):so make e go take lawyer to find out for belgy

Coke Mugu:(12:50:09 (UTC)):na weitin him supose to do now

Dave(12:50:13 (UTC)):das all

Dave(12:50:19 (UTC)):a don tell am

Coke Mugu:(12:50:26 (UTC)):but saying the guy no fly the gods must be crazy

Coke Mugu:(12:50:42 (UTC)):let him knw say the bobo fly

Dave(12:50:48 (UTC)):him go do dat for u to make urself clear also b4 ur partners over there

Coke Mugu:(12:50:55 (UTC)):so that him go come there

Coke Mugu:(12:51:04 (UTC)):pls u fit help him there

Coke Mugu:(12:51:10 (UTC)):since u they there

Coke Mugu:(12:51:15 (UTC)):as my own person

Coke Mugu:(12:51:26 (UTC)):to find out this thing

Coke Mugu:(12:51:35 (UTC)):bcos believe u me

Coke Mugu:(12:51:53 (UTC)):i am doubting that that boy can nt run away

Coke Mugu:(12:52:05 (UTC)):i showed him so much love

NBM Cocaine Wahala – Part 2

NBM member a little upset again about been scammed… This time for 1kg of coke.

More threats….

 

AYO! AYO!! AYO!!!
I was giving you time to come around, but it seems like you are taking my silence for aceptance or a joke. Do you ever think that i was buying your contradicted stories? I dont want to mention all that now becouse you and i know what i am talking about. But this is COCAINE BUSINESS, You know the penalties, what they do to someone who do as you are doing now.
After all my investigations, my one bag of COCAINE is in your possesion and i want it back (money). You will leave me with no choice, to do what ever i can to get my money. becouse I will HUNT you, i will HURT you, i will HURT your GENERATION, i will be your WORST NIGHTMARE, AND I WILL NO REST until i get my money back, not even until we all stop breathing.
Just be a wise man and return what belongs to me becouse the money will not be enough to make up the pain i will COST you. I really do promise you, that until you give me my money, it is going to be an UNEND WAR. You will be in my black book and i will do it in JOBURG WAY.
READ MY WORDS
KING.

 

 

NBM Cocaine Wahala – Part 1

Unhappy NBM member in South America a little upset regarding a “bird” (drug courier) getting cold feet. Seems not even any cocaine was lost. Only the money for the flight and for the ‘bird’s’ pocket money for their 2 week stay was lost…..

but still the punishment is death.

 

 

Hello homeboy, how are u doing? what really went down? because i cant understand why all this shit went down……you remember i ask you if you know and trust this guy and you said you have 90% trust, what is going on bro? pls i do not want us to agitate on this issue for long, you and i know the consicuncise of the tiko,NOT TRANSFERABLE, NOT REFUNDABLE AND NOT CHANGABLE. but my agent wanted to help us do it in a way, if if can prove the reason why the person didnt go to the airport,but as it is nw we can not work with this kind of people…….. so we are not gonna let it go, since this guy wants to act like an actor, we will give him what he desirve….Go get him and i tell him i want my money for the tiko and the bta, the tiko is $3700 and $300 i sent you…..add your own in and collect it from him, if he refuse,,,kill him and send the evidence.

I will not talk much, i want this money back before nextweek friday.

 

Talks later about taking the matter to the National Body in Nigeria to resolve the dispute by bringing about “justice” 

 

AB: THIS NA TONY NUMBER FOR MALAYSIA,0060*******, he is my brother that live in malaysia, so like i was telling u

18:27:02

AB: the guy just took the money and run away just simply bcos my brother does nt belong to any frat

18:27:22

AB: this is so anoining

18:27:41

AB: the total amouth is $5000 and we wnt it back

18:29:03

AB: the number one for malaysia na UFOMA 0060*******

18:29:27

AB: THE guy name when fuck up so na OJB

18:30:19

AB: AND the guy when link my bro and ojb na OSAS him number na 0060*******

18:30:51

AB: and the ojb number na 00601*******

18:31:05

AB: pls i wnt justics

18:31:36

AB: if it means us taking this matter to the overlord head in naija

18:31:40

AB: make we do am

18:31:47

AB: this guy must pay

18:32:04

AB: JUSTICS IS ALL I WANT

 

Black Axe Confraternity Group Donates Iron Shelters To Traffic Police In Osun

Quite a bit of negative press in the past weeks… Maybe time for some ‘NBM Image Laundry’.

The impoverished police of Nigeria, not for the first time, accepting gifts from an illegal mafia they should be arresting. 

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Source: informationng.com/2019/11/black-axe-confraternity-group-donates-iron-shelters-to-traffic-police-in-osun.html

A new photo is currently circulating on social media capturing the moment some men believed to be members of the Neo-Black Movement of Africa(NBM) donating some iron shelters to traffic police officers in Osun state.

NBM is the umbrella under which the dreaded ‘Black Axe’ cultist group otherwise known as ‘Aiye’ operate in Nigeria.

The Black Axe has been fingered in most of the violence across campuses in Nigeria.

To this end, is it morally right for the police to accept gifts from them???

NO

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(Photo courtesy of: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2019/11/photos-of-black-axe-cultists-donating-iron-shelter-to-traffic-police-in-osun-state-2.html)

Love the comments from the blog there…..

Julius Tha Freshboi about 9 hours ago

This can only happen in Nigeria.. smh

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Muna Saphire about 9 hours ago

Nigeria police can never turn down gift NEVER, even if it comes from murderer and covered with blood..people that steals mine from accident victims..

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okechukwu nnoduechi about 8 hours ago

SERIOUSLY…. THIS IS JUST EVIL UNVAILING ITSELF

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Ucy about 8 hours ago

Chai…wetin we no go see for this country abeg?? They even took pictures and wholely accepted the gifts. They wont be arrested and prosecuted for the menace they cause in the society? 😲😲😲

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Will Warri IQ about 8 hours ago

HAHAHAAHaahahaha! I swear, dem done use Nigeria destiny tey tey…. No be #Curse. Nigeria na confirm tragecomedy!

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Lord Mandela about 6 hours ago

God deliver Nigeria from stupidity.

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Anonymous about 3 hours ago

What kind of rubish has this country turn into? Meanwhile alot of people are in prison for being members of this same cult group. What an irony. Nigeria is a big joke. Soon kidnappers or bokoharam members will donate too. I give up. This rubish should be investigated

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The End about 2 hours ago

The initial objective of fraternities was to fight all kinds of wrongs. But of course, we know how it is in our Universities these days.And the useless policemen even posed with members of the group. Smh. I hope they lose their jobs

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Gaza Gaza about 9 hours ago

Black axes Cults and police 5

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David Chuks about 6 hours ago

Lol, ok seen

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Erwin about 2 hours ago

This is a jaw dropping lunacy. What madness in the country. This is proscribed group that the police even have a unit that tracks and hunts them down. (Anti Cultism Unit). Tomorrow Boko Haram members will also bring their gifts and take selfiies with the IG. Shameless!

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Deeboi about 9 hours ago

Orisirisi… drr

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Aify about 9 hours ago

How can a cult group donate iron shelter to the NPF?

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Anonymous about 5 hours ago

The police itself is a cult. Freedom of association my people, illegal only when a crime is committed. For here and now, no crime yet.

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alli merry about 4 hours ago

some of your superstars belong to this group and they help the community on a daily basis, so forgive me if i said i dont see the reason for the outrage here.

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Enwongo Abraham about 4 hours ago

They so need the iron shelter cos you might never know when the bullet will be flying around. 😂😂😂😂

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Bassey Edet about 9 hours ago

CAN YOU IMAGINE? NIGERIA IS INDEED A ZOO, THIRD WORLD ZOO.

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Marvel about 9 hours ago

I really don’t understand this my country.

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LORAY about 9 hours ago

War against cultism… lol

International Index of NBM Wahala – Part 2

International Index of NBM Wahala – Part 2

Arab Wahala

Lord Muhammad Ibn Battuta protests strongly against the use of some names used within the NBM as both Temple and Strong Names. After some 40 years of usage he’s come to realize that some of the names, God forbid, are in fact: Arabic.

Canada Zone Wahala

Lords ambush and beat the shit out of another member in a car wash, drink lots and ban members from attending a wedding… plunging the Zone into “crisis”.

Germany Zone Wahala… Again.

Former European Coordinator and Germany Head de-axed for “embezzlement of German Zonal and Austria Zonal monies”

Germany Zone and Karneval der Kulturen Wahala

The Germany Zone discuss their lifetime ban from the Berlin Carnival of Culture (Karneval der Kulturen)

London Zone Wahala – Part 1

London Zone member “attacked a man with a number of offensive weapons” which was seen to make revenge attacks on other members likely and regrettably (for the NBM) attracted the attention of the police.

London Zone Wahala – Part 2

London Zone member (above) charged with “hampering the investigation” and suspended for three months

London Zone Wahala – Part 3

London Zone member “assaulted and permanently disfigured another Axeman in a public event, by biting off part of his ear, causing him to require surgery” and then been too drunk to attend any of the meetings called to discuss it. So de-axed.

Manchester Zone Wahala – Part 1

Akugbe Dennis Ukhurebor (Manchester Zone) ripped off by another scammer and ordering the “five heads dead in their house” as retribution.

Manchester Zone Wahala – Part 2

Akugbe Dennis Ukhurebor (Manchester Zone) ripped off again. This time 7000 euros extracted from a victim in Vietnam. Akugbe pretty sure that killing the fellow scammer’s mother and father will be sufficient in convincing him to return the money

Port Harcourt Wahala

Two dozen axemen arrested in Port Harcourt and the subsequent discussion relating to better techniques and historic security methods for evading police detection and intervention in their activities.

Spain Zone Wahala – The NBM Human Trafficking Bus

Spain Zone member been threatened with death by a another member due to issues relating to a case of bodged human trafficking.

 

Part One can be read here

W5 uncovers global network of organized crime targeting Canadians in romance scams

Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/w5-uncovers-global-network-of-organized-crime-targeting-canadians-in-romance-scams-1.4663964

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Investigative correspondent Avery Haines reveals a global criminal organization behind romance scams. Watch the W5 documentary Saturday at 7 p.m. on CTV. Below is her account of the tragic consequence resulting from one of these scams.

TORONTO — It is an eerie feeling to go through the computer of a dead woman. Touching the keyboard, scrolling through the chat history, looking at the photos. It is a terrible invasion of privacy. Our computers are, after all, the holders of our secrets, storing everything we’ve ever searched up, the messages we’ve sent, the pictures we’ve taken.

The computer belongs to a woman named Colleen. It was given to me by her grieving sister, Karen Ringham, in the days leading up to the one-year anniversary of Colleen’s death by suicide in Delta, British Columbia. (W5 is only identifying Colleen by her first name at the request of her family for privacy.)

Karen gave me her sister’s computer in the hopes I could find some answers about how her gregarious and beautiful sister could have been so tragically duped. Colleen was the victim of an elaborate romance scam that left her destitute.

But her death was not over the lost money. Her three-page suicide note revealed that the scam had spiralled into a sophisticated con that had Colleen believing she was about to be arrested.

She wrote: “I was advised yesterday that the authorities in Toronto know my first name and it is only a matter of time before they come to arrest me. I am too old and too law abiding to end up in jail.”

On October 9, 2018, Colleen ended her life. The RCMP was called. They read the suicide note where Colleen documented how she had given over almost $1 million. But the RCMP did no investigation into the fraud. They didn’t even open her computer to look for clues.

So W5 did what police failed to do. We took Colleen’s computer to a forensic investigator in Toronto, who cracked her password in less than one second.

Copying the hard drive, we were able to see that Colleen had been doing Google searches for protection orders, women’s shelters and the RCMP. She clearly thought her life was in real danger. And then there were the thousands of chats, with someone who went by the name of Ryan Scott, an online man she had fallen in love with. Little did she know that Ryan was a fraud and his photos were stolen from someone else to carry out an elaborate scam.

If police had simply examined Colleen’s computer they would have found the dating site where ‘Ryan’ first lured in Colleen. A key piece of evidence that could have been helpful in tracking down the scammers, according to forensic analyst Matthew Musters from Computer Forensics Inc.

“There’s likely a good amount of information at [the dating website], that we don’t have here,” he said. All it would have taken, Musters says, is a simple production order from police.

In a statement to W5, the RCMP said there was no fraud investigation because “Nationally and internationally, the RCMP does not have a mandate to pursue individual cases. However, by working with municipal, provincial, national and international law enforcement, and government and private sector partners, the RCMP is working hard to prevent, detect and deter organized crime groups that target Canadians and impact the economic integrity of Canada.” (Read full statement here.)

The RCMP showed no interest in trying to track down the person whose images had been stolen to rip Colleen off. Our investigation led us to a completely innocent Canadian man, named Tommy Kean, who says his photos have been used again and again by scammers. He figures at least 70 women have reached out to him over the last 5 years.

“The people that find me…are telling me they fell in love with me or the pictures, and assuming it’s me. It’s horrible,” he said.

Tommy had no idea though about the tragedy of Colleen in British Columbia. It left him stunned: “I don’t know what to say. That’s shocking, that’s disgusting, I’m very sorry for the family. Where are the authorities on this? They didn’t even reach out to me to let me know.” (watch the full interview here)

Tommy says he repeatedly tries to flag the fake accounts that have been set up using his pictures on Facebook and Instagram, but more and more phoney profiles keep popping up.

Facebook tells W5 in a statement that the social media platform “is built on the principle that people who use our services are who they say they are.” The statement continues: “We have a dedicated team that works around the clock to detect and block fake accounts and we remove large numbers of impersonating accounts on a consistent basis.” (Read the full statement here.)

What we have discovered is that the way Colleen was conned has all the markings of a notorious crime syndicate called The Black Axe, which is operating in 26 countries, including Canada.

Beyond the invasiveness of reading Colleen’s private emails and texts, the most difficult part of going through her computer is looking at her pictures. The first photos are of Colleen and her sister Karen, hugging and laughing on vacation. The last photos are of every single thing Colleen owned…the art, furniture, even the Christmas ribbons, being put up for sale to try to satisfy the ruthless scammers who Karen says stole her sister’s money and her life.

“This invisible man – took everything that she had worked for, her family, her friends, her home. And he also took her life,” said Karen

Watch the Video Here