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Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy
    #15403451 - 11/21/11 04:42 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

i changed the article cause this ones more detailed..

Shampoo Mistaken For Ecstasy: Neil Parry, Australian Man, Awarded $100,000 In Damages



An Australian man who was wrongfully accused of smuggling liquid ecstasy inside shampoo bottles has been awarded $100,000 in damages, according to report from the BBC.

Neil Parry was arrested in June, 2010 at the Darwin International Airport by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service agents who believed he was attempting to smuggle 3.5 pounds of liquid ecstasy inside Pantene Pro-V shampoo and conditioner bottles.

In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Parry said he spent three days in jail and that agents searched his boat and the homes of two friends, kicking off a legal battle that lasted 17 months.

"The usual answer is something must have been going on and I can assure you nothing was going on," Parry told ABC News.

Australian Customs and Border Protection officials issued a statement Monday saying that "mistakes were made during the presumptive testing of Mr. Parry's goods," according to CBC News.

Now, Parry has been issued a formal apology as well as a $100,000 settlement, most of which Parry said would go toward legal expenses incurred in the struggle to prove his innocence.

"It is not worth it," Parry told ABC Radio, according to news.com.au. "I would rather it never happened."

A 2003 study by the United Nations found that Australia had the highest levels of ecstasy use in the world, according to the The Sydney Morning Herald. After Australia, the country with the next highest ecstasy use was Ireland (2.4 percent), followed by Britain (2.2 percent), Spain (1.8 percent), Belgium (1.7 percent) and the U.S. (1.5 percent).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/ecstasy-shampoo-neil-parry-australian_n_1105693.html


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Re: Australian compensated $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: losfreddy]
    #15403510 - 11/21/11 04:54 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

Wow. I kinda wish I was him. After all, that much money for what? Three days? .... why did they award him such a large amount?


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Re: Australian compensated $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: sandi]
    #15403636 - 11/21/11 05:15 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

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Wow. I kinda wish I was him. After all, that much money for what? Three days? .... why did they award him such a large amount?




because i'm sure they tarnished the fuck out of his name and harassed him.


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Re: Australian compensated $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: bbl337]
    #15403776 - 11/21/11 05:52 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

So what I'm wondering is, why the hell did they think his shampoo bottles contained liquid ecstasy?


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Re: Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: losfreddy]
    #15403905 - 11/21/11 06:21 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

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sandi said:
Wow. I kinda wish I was him. After all, that much money for what? Three days? .... why did they award him such a large amount?




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In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Parry said he spent three days in jail and that agents searched his boat and the homes of two friends, kicking off a legal battle that lasted 17 months.





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Re: Australian compensated $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: sandi]
    #15404069 - 11/21/11 07:02 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

> Wow. I kinda wish I was him. After all, that much money for what? Three days? .... why did they award him such a large amount?

Most of the money went to his lawyers.

> So what I'm wondering is, why the hell did they think his shampoo bottles contained liquid ecstasy?

The field tests for drugs are horridly inaccurate.  They tend to pick up on classes of chemicals rather than specific chemicals.  For example, white flour will cause a positive for cocaine with most cocaine field tests.


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Re: Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: losfreddy]
    #15404096 - 11/21/11 07:07 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

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A 2003 study by the United Nations found that Australia had the highest levels of ecstasy use in the world, according to the The Sydney Morning Herald. After Australia, the country with the next highest ecstasy use was Ireland (2.4 percent), followed by Britain (2.2 percent), Spain (1.8 percent), Belgium (1.7 percent) and the U.S. (1.5 percent).



and they say its such a HUUUUGE problem in the us >>

and as for the 100k, im sure he lost his job/career and was constantly in/out of courts. i wouldnt be surprised if 100k didnt even cover all his legal fees.


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Re: Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: losfreddy]
    #15404112 - 11/21/11 07:11 PM (3 years, 27 days ago)

Time to fly somewhere with nothing but bottles of shampoo and no luggage and see what happens. LOL.

Good for that guy!

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Re: Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: PsilocybinMike]
    #15405900 - 11/22/11 02:08 AM (3 years, 27 days ago)

Yeah, it's just as usual the media didn't go into what he lost, so I'm just surprised. Makes sense though that he could win that much if he did lose his job though (and it would be a petty amount).

BTW I was totally joking when I said the wishing part lol. I guess I'm also used to the US where if this happened, no one would get a dime most likely LOL...


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Re: Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: sandi]
    #15406594 - 11/22/11 08:14 AM (3 years, 27 days ago)

> I'm also used to the US where if this happened, no one would get a dime most likely LOL...

In the US, you would be more likely to get a bill from the police for wasting their time...


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Re: Australian awarded $100,000 after his bottles of shampoo found to contain no ecstasy [Re: Seuss]
    #15407062 - 11/22/11 11:46 AM (3 years, 26 days ago)

Liquid X, I think thats what they call ghb. basicially industrial paint stripper/thinner. lmao. thats why I use organic shampoo/body products. its not a potion of 100 different shady chemicals.


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