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Excuses used on ' Border Security' (TV show)

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I was watching an episode of Border Security the other day and I was dumb founded on why these people get caught without a good back story (alibi) to back them up. I am waiting on the day for someone to say, "I am doing a status run to get me to Platinum"

Now that has to be a new third world answer...:)
 
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I was watching an episode of Border Security the other day and I was dumb founded on why these people get caught without a good back story (alibi) to back them up. I am waiting on the day for someone to say, "I am doing a status run to get me to Platinum"

Now that has to be a new third world answer...:)
I said something like that when I was questioned by an immigration officer in Stockholm when they asked why I was only there for the day. I think they thought I was a bit weird but let me through anyway.
 

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When I tried to explain why I was doing a same day turnaround in Fiji the Immigration officer told me I must earn too much money. I replied that I was a really good saver :).
 

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i did (partly) a syd-PQQ-SYD-CFS-SYD-TMW-SYD and had the same crew for the first 3 legs, and they were very interested why i kept following them around. I told them i was doing a status run, and she didn't seem to know what that was. (unfortunately plane broke down at CFS, so i missed the rest of the flights)
 

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"Will we be seeing you again today Mr Ewing?" - said the crew after three flights in a row on my first (and only to date) status run :)

I haven't watched Border Security for ages but it's amusing sometimes. I have seen the film crew for it a few times looking exceptionally bored waiting for something to happen!
 

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It breaks me up.... the UK version the other night had a bloke who was trying to convince them that 18,000 cigarettes where for personal consumption...:D
 

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When we returned from our 6 weeks in Africa last Friday at SYD I had declared my 4 little baskets so I was at the counter paying the $ 30 for the fumigation, but there were two other people there both paying the duty on waaaaaay too many cigarettes !!!! not looking to happy about it either ! :D ha
 

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i love the question I had on one trip was are you going to stay here for more than a day.

I had done Aust to SIN stayed the night.

SIN to MNL stayed a few days.

MNL to HKG stayed the day/night.

HKG to MNL stayed the day/night

MNL to SIN stayed the day.

Had a few questions.
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

Exiting Australia yesterday - just in SIN for 1 day huh?

Meetings I'm guessing?

Have a nice day sir.
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

Tourism Australia needs to work on an ad that says "Australia - yes, we do have food!"
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

Tourism Australia needs to work on an ad that says "Australia - yes, we do have food!"
Lol. I almost spilled my drink by reading this
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

I laughed at a recent episode where the Customs people were looking for a pair of expensive ear rings a woman had claimed the TRS and they suspected she was bringing them back into Australia.

They searched her bags and spent a lot of time going through everything including x-raying the bags.Then, finally, they looked at her ears and she was wearing them! D'oh!!

She repaid the refund, >$20,000 and copped a fine.
 

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I said something like that when I was questioned by an immigration officer in Stockholm when they asked why I was only there for the day. I think they thought I was a bit weird but let me through anyway.
I flew into Heathrow from four different directions in April.

And a couple of times immigration people have gotten more than they bargained for when they casually ask, where are you going next?

I love that Borderline Security show.
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

I laughed at a recent episode where the Customs people were looking for a pair of expensive ear rings a woman had claimed the TRS and they suspected she was bringing them back into Australia.
They searched her bags and spent a lot of time going through everything including x-raying the bags.Then, finally, they looked at her ears and she was wearing them! D'oh!!
She repaid the refund, >$20,000 and copped a fine.
Interesting... never seen this happen before, although aware it is simple to track.
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

When questioned at SIN about my 4am turnaround back to HKG on UA they were nonplussed when I stated it was a mileage run - they "see it all the time with the Japanese" apparently!

Never asked once at MNL on same flight turnarounds at transit the routine is usually: 1. study boarding pass 2. slight surprise at the turnaround 3. stamp BP 4. direct to sleeping transit x-ray guard to go back to departures!
 

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It breaks me up.... the UK version the other night had a bloke who was trying to convince them that 18,000 cigarettes where for personal consumption...:D
Hey for him and his wife, that's only 2 packs of 25 a day for a year :eek:!
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

A good example recently from the Canadian version:

CBP: Why did you come to Canadia?
Guy: To see nature.
CBP: Such as?
Guy: Fresh air.


I'll often tweet (@erkpod) using the #bordersecurity hashtag while watching the show. There's some sad stories & some comedic gold.
 

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Re: Excuses used on' Border Security' (TV show)

I laughed at a recent episode where the Customs people were looking for a pair of expensive ear rings a woman had claimed the TRS and they suspected she was bringing them back into Australia.

They searched her bags and spent a lot of time going through everything including x-raying the bags.Then, finally, they looked at her ears and she was wearing them! D'oh!!

She repaid the refund, >$20,000 and copped a fine.
I would have never thought to look there! *sarcasm*
 
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