Source: KTSA News
“A traveler arriving in Australia from Indonesia has been hit with a fine of almost $2,000 after border guards detected two McMuffins and a ham croissant secretly squirrelled away in his or her backpack.
Biosecurity detector dog Zinta sniffed out the egg-and-meat contraband at Darwin Airport, prompting the fine, officials said Monday. ‘This will be the most expensive Maccas meal this passenger ever has,’ said Australian agriculture minister Murray Watt. Australia has hyper-stringent biosecurity laws designed to [justify intrusive inspections and raise revenue on the claim of protecting] the country’s large agriculture industry from imported pests and diseases.” (08/01/22)