"I knew it was him and that the drugs were somewhere," recounted Adriana Dorina, Etihad crew manager after her crew had recognised a wanted smuggler and apprehended him. "Then I noticed a slight trace of powder along the join of the globe he had been carrying. Sure enough when I prised it open, there was the cocaine!" What then? "I detained him. He actually congratulated me on my sharp sight while I tied him up!"
JAL female crew who turned sleuth to capture two on the run diamond smugglers on their flight to Kobe from Tokyo. Manager Yuri Yamamoto (far left) recognised the men from a briefing photo and distracted them while her crew searched their luggage and uncovered a hoard of stolen jewels. When confronted, the amazed men simply surrendered to the resourceful stewardesses. The crooks were then securely tied up, while Yuri radioed Tokyo.