28 May 2008

Weed Stash Goes Missing at Narita Airport

And you thought our airport security was wonked up. Security officials at Narita airport in Tokyo secretly placed a bag of weed in a Hong Kong traveler's luggage for the purposes of a training exercise for Customs. Unfortunately, the guy who had the stash disappeared. Reuters explains:

Customs regulations specify that a training suitcase be used for such exercises, but the official said he had used passengers' suitcases for similar purposes in the past, domestic media reported. "The dogs have always been able to find it before," NHK quoted him as saying. "I became overconfident that it would work." Anyone who finds the package should contact Tokyo customs as soon as possible, the spokeswoman said.

I don't think they're going to have much like finding the dope. Some Hong Kong businessman is probably stoned out of his gourd doing karaoke to "Dark Side of the Moon" as we speak.

Cheech N' Chong Working Airport Security in Tokyo