So I am wondering, what’s with the airport x ray machines? Can they detect plant seeds which most countries prohibit importing?
I once accidentally transported live plant seeds across countries. When cleaning my luggage I discovered in one of my luggage pockets there are some lychee pits and skin. There were garbage that I stuck there for the time being and completely forgot about them. At the time I discover them, they had traveled in and out of maybe 10 countries.
The USDA uses sniffer beagles for that kind of inspection work at many US points of entry because they’re food driven and non-threatening to passengers.
Following the inspection , a joint team comprising customs and police officers conducted a controlled delivery to find the address of the package and apprehended the man.
After passing through the X-ray machine, custom officials inspected the package and found four marijuana seeds, weighing 0.08 gram, in a small plastic packet hidden inside a book, he said.
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Customs officials at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport have apprehended a man who was the addressee of a package sent from Germany that contained a book with four marijuana seeds hidden inside.
A Lampung resident identified, only as VPT, was arrested after the officials conducted an inspection after the discovery of suspicious items found when the package passed through an X-ray machine, Ngurah Rai Customs head Himawan Indarjono said on Friday.
"A laboratory test has concluded that [the package] contains marijuana," Himawan told a media conference on Friday.