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Lost and Found

There is one very happy(or shocked) new arrival in Japan right now.

TOKYO (Reuters) - One of the travelers who arrived at Tokyo's Narita airport over the weekend may have picked up an unusual souvenir from customs -- a package of cannabis.

A customs official hid the package in a suitcase belonging to a passenger arriving from Hong Kong as a training exercise for sniffer dogs Sunday, but lost track of both drugs and suitcase during the practice session, a spokeswoman for Tokyo customs said.

Customs regulations specify that a training suitcase be used for such exercises, but the official said he had used passengers' suitcases for similar purposes in the past, domestic media reported.

"The dogs have always been able to find it before," NHK quoted him as saying. "I became overconfident that it would work."

Sure, blame it on the dogs while you're at it. Who's the idiot who put it in a bag without noting which suitcase they were using. Did Narita security take lessons from TSA recently? I certainly hope this weed wasn't put in the bag of a person making a connecting flight. It would be very unfunny if the unsuspecting person was caught with the marijuana, particularly in places like the Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia, or Singapore.

Otherwise Japan has one very high happy tourist right now. Wizbang readers may now add their own jokes.

Hat tip- GI at ROK Drop


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the struggler:

Headline: Ticket sales for Tokyo Air tripled last month.

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"The dog ate my homework."

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JoeC:

I made a mistake once (long time ago in the U.S. navy) of turning in a pair of lost handcuffs (while onboard a ship). My mistake was, I told the idiots where I found them. The next day we had a 'surprise' drug search of our sleeping compartment where there was a complete locker search of every freaking thing.

That taught me one of life's really important lessons. If you find something controversial, keep your stupid mouth shut.

I found (later) a package of weed someone had dropped. What'd I do? Made some really happy friends. I certainly didn't do the citizenship thing and turn it in.

So, If I was the luckless individual that discovered something illicit in the suitcase, it'd quietly get disposed in the nearest anonymous trash bin and I'd keep my mouth shut.

One of life's little lessons......




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