Passenger fined $1.8k for undeclared McDonald’s meal

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A passenger on a flight from Bali, Indonesia to Northern Australia has been fined $1,874 after a police dog sniffed his bag. Two McMuffins And a ham croissant.

The passenger, whose identity has not been released, did not report it McDonald’s A pre-arrival breakfast order last week at Darwin Airport in the country’s Northern Territory.

A passenger was fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins were found in their luggage.

Australia’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Murray Watt said in a statement on Monday: “This will be the most expensive macaw meal for this traveler.

“The fine is more than double the airfare to Bali, but I have no sympathy for people who disobey Australia’s strict biosecurity measures and recent findings show you will be caught” he added.

A puppy named Zinda caught the hungry traveler He has received special training This is part of the Australian government’s recent crackdown on imported foods.

This undated handout photo released by Australia's Ministry of Agriculture on Aug. 1, 2022 shows McDonald's breakfast items seized by Australian border guards from a traveler from Indonesia at Darwin Airport as part of strict biosecurity laws upon entry into the country.  - A traveler from Indonesia to Australia has been fined nearly USD 2,000 by border guards after they found two McMuffins and a ham croissant secretly squirreled away in their backpack.
Australian border guards seized McDonald’s breakfast items from a passenger from Indonesia.
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Australia has done away with it Foot and mouth disease Its government said it wants to ensure that it is not brought back into the country through undeclared meat products.

“Australia is FMD-free and we want it to stay that way,” Watt said of the fine for Darwin Airport passengers. “Zinda was placed at Darwin Airport as part of the Albanian government’s tough new biosecurity measures and it’s great to see her already contributing to keeping the country safe.”

The government has committed nearly $10 million to further prosecute illegal imports and prevent the spread of disease. Airports there now have sanitary mats.

The passenger was fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins were found in the luggage
The passenger, whose identity has not been released, did not report McDonald’s breakfast.

Aussie officials are now particularly concerned about flights from Indonesia, where cattle are currently experiencing an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, according to CNN. Experts say an outbreak could cost the country’s economy $80 billion.

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