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    Default Another dominican corrupted trick in PP airport

    There is another thing that corrupted officers do here.

    There is a list of things that are not allowed to USA. One of them is honey with comb (panal). Just honey is OK.

    There is one officer (round faced, medium dark, short, medium fat) who is checking baggage to USA. If you carry honey and do not give $500 RD to a porter he declares your honey as containig panal and confiscates it (throws in a big bin behind him).

    Even if there is somebody with you who stay he does not give it back to them.

    From one friend of mine he took four gallons of PURE honey, without anything in it at all.

    From another he took three gallons of noni+honey mix, stating that there are noni seeds in it.

    And from one more - just two gallons of pure, clean honey , that we double filtered before this.

    When I asked to see his supervisor, he said that he is himself the supervisor.

    But the last several weeks I do not see him. Hopefully he was fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK74 View Post
    There is another thing that corrupted officers do here.

    There is a list of things that are not allowed to USA. One of them is honey with comb (panal). Just honey is OK.

    There is one officer (round faced, medium dark, short, medium fat) who is checking baggage to USA. If you carry honey and do not give $500 RD to a porter he declares your honey as containig panal and confiscates it (throws in a big bin behind him).

    Even if there is somebody with you who stay he does not give it back to them.

    From one friend of mine he took four gallons of PURE honey, without anything in it at all.

    From another he took three gallons of noni+honey mix, stating that there are noni seeds in it.

    And from one more - just two gallons of pure, clean honey , that we double filtered before this.

    When I asked to see his supervisor, he said that he is himself the supervisor.

    But the last several weeks I do not see him. Hopefully he was fired.

    or promoted.

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    He went to a weight loss clinic in Sosua Abajo.

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    Default MamaJuana too...

    I think I observed that very same guy taking MamaJuana away from tourists arguing that they could not import exotic wood into the US (dept. of agriculture blah, blah) just a week ago.
    As they asked the "now what" question, he kindly offered to safe keep it for them for when they'd come back . They were so touched by his kindness that they gave it to him as a gift... one after an other!
    The guy has it down to a point were I suspect that he is supplying souvenir shops at the airport. Works hand in hand we the luggage pre-scanning guys... so everybody must be on the roll there.

    Actually, I would not be surprised to find out that it could indeed be illegal to bring in MamaJuana wood chips into US territory (?).

    ... J-D.

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    Hey........every dog has it's day....or day's

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    Sice Cristopher C. firt landed at " La Espanola " OCt. 12, 1492 coming with him all the ganster that were in Jail in spain at that time.
    What do you spect of my contry.
    we are good people at all.

    JJ.

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    Default Works like this

    I asked someone at the airport (who would know) about this and their response was:
    Items taken at that USDA checkpoint for all US flights are placed in a box with a lock on it. End of shift the box is emptied into a garbage bag and escorted to an incinerator and burned. It is the US gov't that mandates this check of items. As for the friends, family and well-wishers who cannot take posession of the confiscated items it is because they could easily, after the person checks in, just hand it back to the passenger, out of sight of the agents. The agents working the point have very limited English abilities and there are often conflicts with travelers insisting on taking something not allowed. As for taking supposedly allowed items, or questionable items, they (the agents) were instructed to disallow items if it was questionable and to err on the side of caution because of the ramifications if a diseased or otherwise contaminated item were to spread through the population or food chain in the US.
    Not defending or begrudging any side here - I just asked and now pass along the response.
    I'm reasonably sure there will be the typical reaponses of 'sure they burn it' and 'of course they are corrupt', but people say that about most everything here, so ...... rehash it if you want.

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    Question I don't think that list is correct.............

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    .....cause we bring Avocado's to the US all the time..........and they ARE on the list at the airport.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK74 View Post
    or promoted.
    You are no the only one they do it to Dominicans too! Complaint as much as you can.

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