On Tuesday I flew into SYD from AKL and, after clearing Immigration and eventually getting to the head of the quarantine inspection/customs queue, I got asked if I had any fruit and then got waved through and straight out the door. This is the 4th time in a row that this has happened. The other three trips were returns from the US (including French Polynesia and Costa Rica), from Thailand and New Zealand again.
Is this a record? Am I candidate to be recruited as a drug runner? Or am I heady for the full inspection next time?
I recall a number of years ago coming through CNS and getting the full going over. I had mortal fears (or was it gleeful anticipation?) of a cavity search. That situation was maybe brought about because i had in my hand luggage, which the preliminary inspection found, a number of pamphlets on the practice of drug taking and such delights as how to safely shoot up, as I was then doing volunteer work on a safe needle and syringe exchange program for drug users.
I guess no one should travel with me next time.