By Anonymous - 27/11/2013 02:39 - United States - Bakersfield
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Let me clear this up: when moving country to country people dont want fruit or other objects that could potentialy carry diseases spreading it to the people animals or plants entering. thier country from other countries. This airport guy should have just taken it and thrown it away but i assume he over reacted or thought you looked questionable
hold on just a second. I know thay Australia has some of the strictest customs and quarantine laws of any country in the world and am aware that op is from the US, but if he tried to take an apple over to Australia it would be a big deal haha. you aren't allowed to bring most food items or plant matter of any kind due to the fact that they can carry diseases and pests to be introduced to the environment. If they found an apple in someone's bag, it's normal that they would proceed to search the rest of their belongings.
THANK YOU I was just coming here to post that. The US is strict, too. I deal with flight attendants who often leave their fruit at the hotel if they are coming back because they know they can't bring it from Canada to the USA. I was approached by a dog and a security agent in Montreal purely for SMELLING like peaches. I got questioned at the baggage claim (which is after security/customs) and we narrowed it down to my apricot flavoured cookies.
thats just odd.. maybe the person found you attractive and wanted to talk to you.