Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Please return our Marijuana!

Yeah ... right! I cannot wait to see if someone really gives it back!! And then this is what happens when folks do not follow the rules. The rules are made for a reason. Drugs used for testing sniffer dogs is supposed to be placed in a specific suitcase that belongs to the C&E Dept. So at the end of the day if your dog is not able to find the stuff at least the suitcase is not going anywhere.

A Japanese drug sniffing dog has failed to find £5,000 worth of marijuana packed in an unsuspecting airline passenger's luggage by his trainers, leaving the traveller an unwitting drug trafficker. Customs officials were forced into an embarrassing public announcement when the dog could not find the drugs, then his trainers could not remember in which bag they had stashed the contraband.

On Sunday, an officer at Narita International Airport stuffed five ounces 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. "The dog couldn't find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in," a customs office spokeswoman said. "If by some chance passengers find it in their suitcase, we're asking them to return it." The 38-year-old customs officer said: "I knew that using passengers' bags is prohibited, but I did it because I wanted to improve the sniffer dog's ability." (Telegraph)

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