Monday, May 26, 2008

Free dope, courtesy of Japan customs

If you're a frequent international traveler like myself, you've got plenty to worry about with passports, visas, language barriers, and weird food. The last damned thing you want to worry about is a customs agent slipping dope into your luggage.
An unsuspecting passenger who flew through Tokyo's Narita airport left with $10,000 worth of free marijuana thanks to a forgetful customs officer and a sniffer dog with an unreliable nose.

The officer stuffed five ounces of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight into Narita yesterday so that the dog could get some practice at detecting drugs.
The article says the customs agent was "reprimanded". If the poor shlub whose luggage contained the dope was continuing on to Singapore from Narita, he could very well end up dead...Singapore's got a death penalty for drug trafficking.

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