Customs and Tea Shipments

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Re: Customs and Tea Shipments

by stevorama » May 21st 17 2:28 am

customs at it again. busting into my tong man...

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Re: Customs and Tea Shipments

by jayinhk » May 21st 17 3:39 am

stevorama wrote: customs at it again. busting into my tong man...
Sucks, I know, but the amount of contraband going to the US from China right now is ridiculous!

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Re: Customs and Tea Shipments

by stevorama » May 21st 17 6:52 pm

jayinhk wrote: Sucks, I know, but the amount of contraband going to the US from China right now is ridiculous!
Really? Didn't know that. This only seems to happen with tea shipping through LA.

Recently brought a tong back on carry-on luggage from China. Bomb check in China - young kid quickly runs his fingers along the ridges of the tong through my backpack, figures it out. Bomb check in US - old guy pulls tong out of bag, "what is this?", looks like he's gonna take it apart, doesn't thankfully, rubs it all over with swab for explosives test. :!:

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Re: Customs and Tea Shipments

by jayinhk » May 22nd 17 2:19 am

stevorama wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Sucks, I know, but the amount of contraband going to the US from China right now is ridiculous!
Really? Didn't know that. This only seems to happen with tea shipping through LA.

Recently brought a tong back on carry-on luggage from China. Bomb check in China - young kid quickly runs his fingers along the ridges of the tong through my backpack, figures it out. Bomb check in US - old guy pulls tong out of bag, "what is this?", looks like he's gonna take it apart, doesn't thankfully, rubs it all over with swab for explosives test. :!:
yeah they like their explosive swabs on the Mainland for sure. lol pretty hilarious that they swabbed your tong stateside! He'd probably never seen a tong of pu before.

And yes, China is considered a major source country for all kinds of stuff now...I won't get into details, but manufacturers over there are absolutely flooding the US with some very nasty substances.