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Woman 'fined $500 over free airline apple'

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A woman says she is facing a $500 (£357) fine from the US customs agency after a free apple she was given as a snack on a plane was found in her bag.

Crystal Tadlock, travelling to the US from Paris, said she was saving the fruit for her onward flight to Denver.

But the apple was revealed in a random search by US border agents after her first flight landed in Minneapolis.

US Customs and Border Patrol would not comment on the case, but said all agricultural items should be declared.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43864113

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Lilly

The fine should be passed on to the airline...they gave her the apple for goodness sake. 

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Farmer77

If the fruit was from Delta do they even know that it had a foreign origin? 

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ChaosRose

That's stupid.

If it's such a problem, they should quit handing out fruit on the planes. 

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poohbear

Watched an Aussie Customs programme the other night...A UK couple had a couple of bananas in their hand luggage given to them by the airline.As the man said they had totally forgotten about them so didn't declare them,they were fined 200 dollars (Aus)

As the mans wife said,they had saved for years for this trip being on minimum wage, and that was the welcome they got for their first Australian holiday.Whatever happened to receiving a caution? A holiday spoilt for the sake of a genuine oversight,and a poor advert for Australian hospitality.

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Hammerclaw
15 hours ago, poohbear said:

Watched an Aussie Customs programme the other night...A UK couple had a couple of bananas in their hand luggage given to them by the airline.As the man said they had totally forgotten about them so didn't declare them,they were fined 200 dollars (Aus)

As the mans wife said,they had saved for years for this trip being on minimum wage, and that was the welcome they got for their first Australian holiday.Whatever happened to receiving a caution? A holiday spoilt for the sake of a genuine oversight,and a poor advert for Australian hospitality.

And they'll get your little dog, too.                                                                    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/johnny-depps-dogs-australia_n_7280122.html

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Sir Wearer of Hats
On 24/04/2018 at 1:03 PM, Hammerclaw said:

And they'll get your little dog, too.                                                                    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/johnny-depps-dogs-australia_n_7280122.html

That was Depp being a prat andvthinking he was above the law.

mind you, thst was also Barnaby Joyce being a prat.

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Hammerclaw
4 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

That was Depp being a prat andvthinking he was above the law.

mind you, thst was also Barnaby Joyce being a prat.

At least, he didn't get caught dynamite fishing in Sidney Harbour.

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