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No. 657: Try this on your luggage when flying too, to facilitate quicker passage through airport customs checks

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Try this on your luggage when flying too, to facilitate quicker passage through airport customs checks

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: Packages from overseas get detained in customs too often.
T-Rex: I have the SOLUTION!
T-Rex: Just write neatly on the package: "This package does not contain drugs, please let it through."
Utahraptor: This idea will revolutionise international shipping!
Utahraptor: But... what if drug smugglers start doing the same thing?
T-Rex: Oh man, I hadn't thought of that.
T-Rex: Yo, drug smugglers!
T-Rex: Stop ruining my life!!

The author writes:

Inspired by an actual work-related conversation at my office. A co-worker had sent a package to our partner in Japan, containing a bunch of printed sample brochures and stuff, to show off different paper and print finishing techniques. Japanese customs held the package for a couple of days, repeatedly contacting the Japan office for more information on what was inside, which got relayed to us to answer.

It wasn't enough to list and describe every individual item in the package, of which there were dozens. This only prompted more questions about specific items.