Posts Tagged 'luggage'

Why you shouldn’t have a bag with side pockets

Just saw this reported on the Sydney Morning Herald

Airport bungle gives passenger $10,000 in drugs

http://www.smh.com.au/news/news/airport-gives-passenger-10000-in-drugs/2008/05/27/1211653984557.html

An unsuspecting passenger who flew to Tokyo is carrying one million yen’s worth of cannabis compliments of customs authorities after a bungled exercise involving sniffer dogs.

An officer at Narita International Airport yesterday stuffed 142 grams of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly-selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight so that the animal could detect it.

Imagine if they were flying somewhere which had the death penalty.

[Added 1/7/08:

Apparently it wasn’t an isolated incident, and they’ve now had a talking to:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/customs-officers-punished-for-planting-drugs-in-luggage/2008/07/01/1214677979089.html]


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