And finally… pricey fare

A passenger on a flight from Indonesia to Australia has been fined $1,874 after a police dog sniffed out two McMuffins and a ham croissant in his possession.

The passenger failed to declare the McDonald’s breakfast order before arriving at Darwin Airport in Australia’s Northern Territory.

“This will be the most expensive Maccas meal this passenger ever has,” Murray Watt, Australia’s minister for agriculture, fisheries and forestry, said in a statement yesterday.

“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,” he added.

Australian officials are particularly concerned about flights coming from Indonesia, where there is an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

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