As we revealed a few weeks back, longtime contributor Sean Jordan had made plans to leave Hungary overland, in part because of his problems getting out of here by air. Well, he did finally join the ranks of Budapest ex-expats, but not before filing one final report (via SMS) about something he saw Saturday night at the meeting point of civilization/germ vector that is Budapest Keleti train station. His first dispatch came in at 23:30:
Just witnessed a 20kg pot bust on some Asian kid at Keleti! It was incredibly well done by the zsaru. About 10 [undercover, mostly under-30 agents suddenly came] out of the woodwork. Handshakes and backslapping all around. (A cop confirmed the kg estimate.)
And the second at 23:44:
All I know is, the train and all those people spilled off was from Bucharest. What was weird was how good-natured this kid was about it. The cops cuffed him and started picking papers out of his pockets and he was all awkward smiles. Also strange: how the cops opened all his shit and yanked out 4 or 5 very large bags of weed onto the pavement, for all the world to see. As people were hustling to their trains, barely a few feet away from the contraband.
Strange indeed, especially given that there was no mention of the bust in any of the local media. As for how far this incident goes to demonstrate the professionalism of our boys in blue, we’d give them more credit if our correspondent hadn’t been prevented from sending us a pick due to the fact that his camera had only days earlier been heisted by pickpockets.