By Jon Frost

ISBN-10: 1472109422

ISBN-13: 9781472109422

ISBN-10: 1472109449

ISBN-13: 9781472109446

In greater than twenty years, Jon Frost has labored with the mad, the undesirable, the courageous, the silly, the awesome, and the heroic. In his time as a uniformed officer Jon seized presidential airplane, a operating tank, vehicles, lorries, boats, and coffins; and exposed wild animals, killer snakes, bush meat, animal porn, toxic vodka, dodgy drugs, bootleg prescriptions, pirated drugs, poisonous alcohol, firearms, side-arms, swords, explosives, stolen gold, soiled funds, blood diamonds, baby pornography, and each drug recognized to guy and some as but unknown ones. And the lifeless? He searched them, too. whilst you’ve confiscated every thing from a suitcase complete human hair to a dwell monkey hidden within the lining of someone’s overcoat, you recognize you could by no means go back to a typical line of labor. yet then Jon went into undercover customs paintings, and issues grew to become relatively fascinating . . .

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He didn’t expand on this but I’m sure now that all the other guys in the office were aware of what lay in store for me. The freight sheds and Customs freight office were on the other side of the airport, a fifteen-minute drive. The freight staff and the passenger Customs staff rarely mixed. We thought that we were superior as we dealt with real people, and they countered with the fact that cargo didn’t sweat or act nervous so they had the harder job because they had to solely use their investigative minds to find contraband.

Everything was going tickety-boo. The tanks were filled and the pipes were ready to take the flow. Then Bang! Boom! Boom! Gush! The stopcocks gave up the ghost and exploded, one so violently that it embedded itself in a brick wall. The domestic pipes then took the full pressure, blowing taps off sink basins.

One of the biggest tasks at Stansted was the rebuilding of the fuel farm. The old one was never going to be adequate for the new airport and long-haul aircraft. The whole farm had to be rebuilt with new piping and storage facilities. The stored aviation fuel was kept in what used to be called ‘gasometers’ and these huge tanks would provide enough internal pressure so that there was little further pumping needed. The rebuild took months and the final stage was to test the whole operation prior to filling the system with Avgas (aviation gasoline).

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