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I've heard news saying some criminals would put banned substance in other passengers' baggage, so they won't be the one got caught if the officials find the substance. But I've never heard the airport officials would do the same thing just for testing their lovely dogs' ability to detect banned substance. Here is the news, a Japanese officer has obviously gone too far when playing a trick with his puppy...

Sorry, I just can't find it...(photo source: ABC News)


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緝毒犬有多厲害?找個倒楣鬼試試就知道囉!
Put a bag of banned drug in a passerger's bag. What a real-life test!

After visiting Ben, Wayne continued his journey heading to a tropical island. He now has just arrived at the airport on the island. While on his way to the customs counter, and to reclaim his baggage, he hears an announcement saying "due to a technical problem, the passenger who finds a bag of plant material is required to report to the customs officials".

Wayne: (mummering to himself) A bag of plant material? What are they trying to say? Wicked country......Or a bag of weed? Don't know which drongo would be so honest to tell the customs officials "I've got a bag of suspicious plant material".

After having passed through the customs check, and fetched his baggage, then before going straight to the quarantine counter, Wayne, because of the announcement, double checks his luggages, and then he finds a plastic bag with herbs inside which he can't recognise.....

Wayne: (mummering to himself again) Where on earth is it from? You gotta be kidding me, Ben. This joke has gone to far, mate. What should I do? Dump it right away, or report it to a customs officer?

While pondering what to do, Wayne has approached the quarantine counter.

Quarantine Officer: Good day, sir. How are you doing? Your boarding pass and passport, please.

Wayne: Good, thanks. (Wayne worriedly passing the boarding pass and passport)

Quarantine Officer: So, it's flight SUX 217. Well, due to a technical problem, I'm sorry sir. We have to check all the baggage of this flight. So, please put all your baggage onto the belt.

After the baggage has been X-rayed...

Quarantine Officer: Do you have any goods that you didn't claim?

Wayne: Well.... actually..... there is one thing I didn't claim, though I found it in my luggage. (Wayne shows the bag.) But it's not mine.

Quarantine Officer: You found it in your luggage. Then why do you say it's not yours?

Wayne: Because I didn't put it in my luggage.

Quarantine Officer: Then why was it in your luggage?

Wayne: I don't know. All right, let me make it clearer. After I got off the board, I heard the announcement. So I checked my bag after I got it. Then I found this plastic bag, which is in your hand now, in my bag. And I don't know where on earth it is from. Neither do I know what that is in the bag. What do you think are the herbs inside?

Quarantine Officer: Marijuana probably. But we need to do further examination.

Wayne: Marijuana! But it's not mine. Don't try and put one over me! I didn't come down in the last shower.

Quarantine Officer: Excuse me, sir? You didn't take a shower?

Wayne: No! That's a metaphor. Anyway, look, sir, I make no bones about my bag. But now, you're implying that I bring a bag of hemp into your country. What is this --- bush week?

When Wayne is arguing with the officer, another quarantine officer with a sniffer beagle approaches and says...

Quarantine Officer: Can I see that bag?

After he checked the bag...

Quarantine Officer: Ah here is the package. It's the test package which I have been looking for.

Wayne: It's your test package? So you are the one who put it in my luggage.

Quarantine Officer: Yes, sir. I put it in your luggage so I could test my beagle's ability.

Wayne: That's brilliant. What a real-life test, isn't it. Good.

Quarantine Officer: I am sorry to cause any inconvenience to you, sir.

Wayne: No no no, that's fine. Just tell me where the departure hall is. I'll appreciate that.

 

Wordbank:

tropical (adj): 熱帶的
fetch (v): 拿到
customs (n): 海關
ponder (v): 沈思;默想
counter (n): 櫃台
boarding pass (n): 登機證
reclaim (v): 提取(行李)
claim (v): 申報
wicked (adj): 古怪的
marijuana (n): 大麻
weed (n) = hemp = marijuana
hemp (n) = weed = marijuana
drongo (n): 笨蛋
sniffer beagle (n): 緝毒小獵犬
suspicious (adj): 可疑的
beagle (n): 小獵犬

Phrases:

I didn't come down in the last shower: 我不是沒見過世面的;我不是那麼好騙的
I make no bones about something : 我對........坦承以對,沒有隱瞞
bush week: 原意為"鄉村地區有辦市集的日子",在這裡是指在鄉村的人容易被從都市來的不肖份子欺騙

 

相關連結:

(BBC News) Cannabis blunder at Tokyo airport

(The China Post) Traveller returns cannabis after Japan customs blunder


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