Traveler secretly kept eggs and meat in his bag
fined around US$2,000
Official alert regarding foot and mouth disease
canberra, A passenger arriving in Australia from Indonesia has been fined about US$2,000. During checking at the airport, two MacMuffins and a ham croissant were found from the passenger’s bag. Ham is made from pork. This traveler had secretly hidden eggs and meat in his bag. Airport officials said on Monday that biosecurity detector Doug Zinta smelled banned eggs and meat at Australia’s Darwin airport. After which the authorities caught the passenger and imposed a fine of about US $ 2,000 i.e. about Rs 158236.
According to a news agency AFP news, Australian Agriculture Minister Murray Watt said that it must have been the most expensive meal ever for this traveler. Significantly, Australia has extremely stringent biosafety laws. Which have been made to protect the country’s large agricultural industry from imported pests and diseases.
Officials on high alert after outbreak of foot and mouth disease
Officials are currently on high alert following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Indonesia. Since then all meat imports from this country are being investigated. The disease poses no threat to humans, but is a serious and highly contagious viral disease to livestock.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 01, 2022, 13:34 IST