The Straits Times on 14th January reported that customs officers in southern China have seized a cannonball tree fruit – which they said could “potentially explode” – from a traveller who was returning from Singapore.  The 30cm-wide brown fruit, which resembles a husked coconut and weighs 3.8 kg, was tucked inside a luggage bag before it was picked up during X-ray security scanning.  To make matters worse, the stench of the fruit (i.e. the pulp inside) was once described as “a bloated 2 tonne 3-day-dead possum passed gas, causing a tequila-saturated hobo to projectile vomit into an adjacent dumpster filled with rotting cheese and mayonnaise”.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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