Aug 01. An airline passenger arrived at an Australian airport with undeclared food, and officials weren’t lovin’ it.
A detector dog sniffed out the breach in biosecurity last week after a passenger traveling from Indonesia snuck a hearty McDonalds meal on a flight to Darwin airport in Australia.
The airport’s new biosecurity detector dog Zinta discovered the two egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant in the passenger’s backpack. The passenger was slapped with a 12-unit infringement, amounting to $2,664 for failure to declare potential high biosecurity risk items and issuing a false and misleading travel declaration form.