Here's a wicked thought. How did it get here ?

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: Here's a wicked thought. How did it get here ?
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:22:00 +1000
The cotton industry uses a lot of containers for cotton and cottonseed exports, many of which enter the country empty. I have inspected many empty containers in this area (wish I had a dollar for every one) on behalf of AQIS prior to their use for export of cotton etc. I think the GHL has stowed away in one in, say, Korea, hoping it would be going north but picked the wrong one. This scenario would also explain the sore leg as it had spent several weeks kicking at the doors of the container it was imprisoned in after the GHL's internal guidance system sensed that it was head south and not north. If anyone has seen the strange things that are found in "clean" empty containers, this theory would not sound entirely implausible.


Carl Clifford

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