Undercover police officers who carried out dawn raids across the north west of England earlier this week have arrested several airport employees believed to be part of a global pornography ring operating out of Manchester Airport
The gang who targeted departure lounges within the airport concourse are believed to have accessed thousands of indecent images over a three month period.
Using sophisticated hi-tec imaging equipment set up at check-out points along the terminal building, the gang lured their victims aboard aeroplanes found waiting on the runway with their engines running.
Several imaging portals were seized by police during the raid and are now undergoing expert forensic analysis in the search for evidence.
It is believed the gang may have somehow kept in touch by using mobile phone messages and text alerts.
"We got lucky this time – we weren’t even looking for this gang” said Divisional Commander Barry Manse. “We were running 'Operation Gusset' at the time, aimed at cutting off the crack cocaine supply coming into the country".
"My snout led me to where the crack was hidden inside some reinforced underwear and I could sense something was going down.
The gang - all airport employees – were actually directing people through the imaging equipment as we arrived. Most people boarding an Economy Class flight from Manchester would never have noticed what was happening at the time. The gang knew that including cutlery with the three course in-flight meal would confuse passengers long enough for them to get away with the subterfuge.
At least we can be thankful they didn’t target the kiddies, they only seemed interested in the adult stuff.
Strangely enough, they never targeted Muslims either - apparently looking at naked images violates Islamic law and the gang seemed to respect this and just let them all through without checking them over.
Mind you, they leered at just about everybody else, both men and women, they weren't fussy. Young ones, old ones - fat ones, thin ones - tall ones, short ones. Apparently they would spend the entire day just looking at these images, only taking time for the occasional 'comfort break'. I think we all know what goes on there.
We think this will have far reaching significance around the globe. At least we have stopped these vile images from going around the world.