Canada customs wants to burn my baggage. ?
I traveled to Africa brought in some dry meat and fish. According to customs the meat is not allowed in Canada. Due to this they are going to burn the whole baggage which includes my clothes, jewelry and other items. Are they allowed to do this?
- RedstoneLv 66 months ago
Yes they can. In the U.S. they do the same thing. This due to the prospect of the meat and fish brining in diseases or certain parasites that can be a problem to the environment.
In the future, don't bring such items. North America does not need such pests from other parts of the world.Source(s): Work part-time as a TSA officer.
- MrsjvbLv 77 months ago
yes, they are. that's why you should always check ahead of time what is and is not allowed back into the country.
- 7 months ago
Sadly they are, if they feel like something has potentially contaminated the items in the bag , sadly even if it isn't and sounds so stupid they have to by protocol
- Anonymous7 months ago
I don't believe this story at all
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- JuanBLv 77 months ago
They normally just throw away the meat. Makes your story doubtful but I can see them destroy the whole bag if there was any sign of contamination spreading through it.
Yes. They can do it. But might not if you have say a disposable billion dollars to pay for the next foot and mouth disease outbreak.
- D.E.B.S.Lv 77 months ago
Anything can happen when you're trolling
- Rona LachatLv 77 months ago
YES Canada Customs can in this case acting for Agriculture officials incinerate your contaminated luggage.
They can also give you a very large fine too.
Burning your jewellery??? Doubtful
Those items could be sterilized in most situations and returned to you. YOU would pay the costs of the cleaning.
- MurzyLv 77 months ago
It's contraband and they can destroy it.
- Pat WoodenLv 77 months ago
You have no defense, since they publish a list of forbidden items. You seem to be assuming that because the meat and fish were dried they could not be hazardous. Not true. Bacteria from the banned products could easily have spread to the contents of your luggage and the luggage itself. The purpose of the ban is to keep dangerous items from entering the country, and unfortunately, you have learned that the hard way.
- MercuryLv 77 months ago
Of course they are allowed to that. Your lucky not to get a large fine.