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    Default Japanese customs gives passenger 142g of cannabis

    An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan's Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say.

    A customs officer hid a package of the banned substance in a side pocket of a randomly chosen suitcase in order to test airport security.

    Sniffer dogs failed to detect the cannabis and the officer could not remember which bag he had put it in.

    Anyone finding the package has been asked to contact customs officials.

    "This case was extremely regrettable. I would like to deeply apologise," said Narita International Airport's customs head Manpei Tanaka.

    Strict laws

    The customs officer conducted the test on a passenger's bag against regulations. Normally a training suitcase is used.

    "I knew that using passengers' bags is prohibited, but I did it because I wanted to improve the sniffer dog's ability," the officer was quoted as saying.

    "The dogs have always been able to find it before... I became overconfident that it would work," he said.

    Japan has strict laws against drugs and possession of small amounts of cannabis can lead to a prison sentence.



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    Great work from the customs officials.

    Too bad if the owner of that bag had a connecting flight to Singapore or Bali - trying telling them that the drugs were planted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VF5150 View Post
    Anyone finding the package has been asked to contact customs officials.
    Yeah, sure... LOL. "Hey, officer, My name is Sister Mary Francis. I need to turn in this quarter pound of chronic that I found in my suitcase." Nobody is going to be that fucking stupid.



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    Hopefully US customs will do the same thing to my bags in June heading to TLW...

    That would make for one hell of a party!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave CanSing View Post
    Great work from the customs officials.

    Too bad if the owner of that bag had a connecting flight to Singapore or Bali - trying telling them that the drugs were planted!
    No kidding! Sir, would you come with us please. Buh Bye!

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    Just saw a very interesting piece about the zero tolernace policy towards drugs in Dubai.

    Any trace of any illegal drug, internal or otherwise and you head to the local jail for up to four years.

    They have super scanners at the airport that can literally give a chemical analsis of you from just a sweat swab.

    You want to know how "zero tolerance" these guys are?

    An English man, jailed for four months for having 3/1000's of a gram (yes, you read that right) stuck to the sole of his shoe. He could have picked that up on any street.

    A woman, jailed for 2 months for having traces of codeine in her blood, from prescription medication.

    An English DJ, currently serving four years for "traces" of cocaine in his blood.

    The case of a woman who was found to have moderate levels of amphetamine which later were found to have come from her makeup....

    If you go, make sure everything is in order because if they pull you in for questioning you're gonna have problems with the scanner.

    I do not smoke cannibis, ever, but I guarantee I have a pretty sizeable amount of it in my blood, simply from going to bars and people's houses who do smoke it.

    Scary shit......
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    rrring rrring

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    That's a minor oops. Good luck getting that back. It's probably already up in smoke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    rrring rrring

    "Narita airport. May I help you?"

    "Ummmm...Dude, your hold music is freaking me out."

    "Ah, you wish to speak to Mister Tanaka. I'll transfer you."

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    i bet you paul McCARTNEY was involved in this one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Just saw a very interesting piece about the zero tolernace policy towards drugs in Dubai.

    Any trace of any illegal drug, internal or otherwise and you head to the local jail for up to four years.

    They have super scanners at the airport that can literally give a chemical analsis of you from just a sweat swab.

    You want to know how "zero tolerance" these guys are?

    An English man, jailed for four months for having 3/1000's of a gram (yes, you read that right) stuck to the sole of his shoe. He could have picked that up on any street.

    A woman, jailed for 2 months for having traces of codeine in her blood, from prescription medication.

    An English DJ, currently serving four years for "traces" of cocaine in his blood.

    The case of a woman who was found to have moderate levels of amphetamine which later were found to have come from her makeup....

    If you go, make sure everything is in order because if they pull you in for questioning you're gonna have problems with the scanner.

    I do not smoke cannibis, ever, but I guarantee I have a pretty sizeable amount of it in my blood, simply from going to bars and people's houses who do smoke it.

    Scary shit......
    So are they that intolerant of drug use to the general population or just people traveling through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    So are they that intolerant of drug use to the general population or just people traveling through?
    Good question and it's hard to tell for sure. Since Dubai is a very moderate state, they're not that big on executions etc but I get the impression that the 4 years is a smuggling penalty technically.

    If an Arab is caught doing that, you can guarantee they punish them a lot harder than a westerner. In fact, the piece I saw mentioned that they might simply deport people rather than imprison them, unless it is obviously traffiking.

    What i do know is that Western officials have strongly condemned the measures but :
    a) The fact these made the news means they are extraordinary examples and
    b) The Dubai government said that the reason they have very little crime or drug abuse in their emirate is precisely because of their tough measures.

    Of course, it is ridiculous to arrest someone for having 3/1000g of marijuana on the sole of their boot but I get the feeling they are trying to send out a message. Dubai has long been the rich westerner's shopping capital of the world. However, in recent years, increasing numbers of westerners have been moving out there because of the mega-high standard of living, great weather etc and they want to deter Westerners bringing some of their bad habits with them.

    It's a market that is ripe for the taking as far as drugs is concerned. I'm sure enough drug gangs have had their eyes on it for some time and perhaps the Dubai authorities are simply saying ..."Don't even think about it".

    Just a theory but it makes sense to me.
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    Default The true meaning of Zero Tolerance...

    You think that's harsh, the penalty for traffiking in Singapore is, oh,
    DEATH!!!

    No joke. Trembled through the airport on a visa run. Signs all over the place.
    At least they didn't swab my mascara.
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