Airline passenger fined nearly $2,000 after dog finds undeclared McMuffins in luggage

An airline passenger has been fined nearly $2,000 after two undeclared egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant were found in their luggage by an airport security dog upon arriving in Australia.

The unnamed person traveling from Indonesia to Australia was fined $2,664 Australian dollars ($1,874 in American dollars) after the trio of McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches were found in their luggage on arriving at Darwin Airport, Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry reported.

The incident took place on the heels of Australian authorities implementing new biosecurity rules after a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia spread to Bali, multiple outlets reported.

“This will be the most expensive Maccas meal this passenger ever has, this fine is twice the cost of an airfare to Bali, but I have no sympathy for people who choose to disobey Australia’s strict biosecurity measures, and recent detections show you will be caught,” Minister Murray Watt said in a news release.


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