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NZ: Man Tries To Smuggle Fish In His Trousers

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#16    nohands

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:02 AM

hahaahh thats a sign of a good security


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:11 PM

Poor fishies...

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:11 PM

Jeez, how dumb can you get? Even just sat here thinking it over for a few seconds, I've come up with a better way of smuggling fish through airport security!


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

View PostThe_Student, on 02 September 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

Jeez, how dumb can you get? Even just sat here thinking it over for a few seconds, I've come up with a better way of smuggling fish through airport security!

Pray tell.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:00 AM

Not the best of plans .

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

View PostMrPringle, on 31 August 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

At least he didn't swallow the fish and puke it back out when hes on the other side.
nice 12M ref!


It sounds silly, but the pet smuggling trade is pretty crazy.  From what I have read,.the animal parts for religious reasons trade is approach and/or passing the pet trade for certain species.

So, really, if someone said you could make $10 grand, US, for making one trip with *something* in your pockets would you rather transport three keys of heroin or six cute little fishes?


I know in my bug world people get snagged fairly regularly and in my end of the hobby they might make a couple few grand... not $10,000+


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostEldorado, on 02 September 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

Pray tell.

Plastic baggies full of water in tightly sealed boxes in your suitcase. So if the bags burst, the fish and water will still end up in a secure box.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:00 AM

View PostThe_Student, on 03 September 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:

Plastic baggies full of water in tightly sealed boxes in your suitcase. So if the bags burst, the fish and water will still end up in a secure box.
Well, depending on the length of time the fish are going to be contained and the bags used, that might not work.  I was quite surprised to find out, when on a bug collecting trip with a multi-animal enthusiast that there are plastic bags out there that allow gas exchange to keep fish alive in water longer than "fully" seal bugs would do.  Though, upon googling I can't actually find any legit refs in the few minutes I allow myself for such things.  Hmm.   *Usually* basically true things are easily googleable, but I've had a few and my google-fu could be off.  Or I could be wrong =P


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:53 PM

View Postcacoseraph, on 03 September 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

nice 12M ref!


It sounds silly, but the pet smuggling trade is pretty crazy.  From what I have read,.the animal parts for religious reasons trade is approach and/or passing the pet trade for certain species.

So, really, if someone said you could make $10 grand, US, for making one trip with *something* in your pockets would you rather transport three keys of heroin or six cute little fishes?


I know in my bug world people get snagged fairly regularly and in my end of the hobby they might make a couple few grand... not $10,000+


At one time pet smuggling replaced drug smuggling because the fines and/or risk of jail was much, much lower. Some animals like certain reptiles and parrots can sell for thousands or dollars or more. Usually reptiles make the news, fish are fairly unusual.

Whether tropical fish would establish in New Zealand's rather cold waters is another matter, but there is always a chance.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:33 PM

At least he wasn't smuggling 'brown trout' in his underwear. :whistle:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

"Is that a cichlid in your pocket or are you glad to see me?"


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:18 AM

Who wants some trouser trout lmfao

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:27 AM

Lol to all the fish puns.

What makes someone think this was a good idea? Poor fish.

Mind tricks don't work on me, only money.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:57 PM

View Postjesspy, on 17 September 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

Lol to all the fish puns.

What makes someone think this was a good idea? Poor fish.
No kidding, It gives a whole new meaning to the 'As Seen On TV' Pocket Fisherman. :-)

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:39 PM

Poor fish. I hope they are ok..






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