Another dominican corrupted trick in PP airport

AK74

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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.
 

AK74

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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.
 

J D Sauser

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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.
 

bachata

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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.
 

tflea

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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.
 

tflea

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Longer

There is a longer list I understand. Ask at the checkpoint, they should have it.
 

La Mariposa

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Two gallons? Three gallons? Four Gallons of honey??? Is there some sort of mysterious medicinal value in the honey here that I'm missing?

And where do you find Noni with Honey?
That's the taste. One of the best honey, if not the best, that I have ever tasted.
 

AK74

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Two gallons? Three gallons? Four Gallons of honey??? Is there some sort of mysterious medicinal value in the honey here that I'm missing?

And where do you find Noni with Honey?
Me personally I consume about 3/4 of a gallon of honey a month. Matter of taste.

And in DR honey is $400RD/gal, in USA - not less than $70 -$100 US ! And of much worse lower quality. Do figures.

Buy honey + buy noni = you have noni with honey.
 
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AK74

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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.
With all respect - not true. The bin is not neither locked, nor sealed, nor even covered. Just a big wide open bin right behind the corrupted mf.

Honey is included in the list of products ALLOWED to USA. With only remark that "just honey - not panal".

One does not have to be as intelligent as George Bush to see the difference between solid panal and liquid honey.

One has to be honest only. And not see gringos/tourists as stupid walking ATM machines (cajeras automaticas, just in case)