Wrinkles at the Airport
Sorry for the light blogging today, folks. Your loyal correspondent had a bunch of deadlines, but I'm back, I promise. And I had almost as much fun reading a press release from Customs and Border Protection as the person who wrote it must have had thinking it up. Apparently, a Korean Air flight passenger had tucked 59 hypodermic needles and 10 oz of collagen, a popular facial filler like Botox, in her suitcase. As CBP's release put it:
Some Washington, D.C., area residents will have to find another source to remove those unwanted wrinkles and to gain a fuller smile after Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment of collagen from an international traveler at Dulles International Airport on Thursday.
â€œCBP officers and agriculture specialists at Dulles have seized some rather interesting items over the years, but I think this collagen is a first for many of us,â€ said Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington. â€œThe importance of this seizure is that it reinforces CBPâ€™s commitment to protect Americanâ€™s against products that may be unsafe, and that are not approved for use in the U.S.â€
Of course the seizure is relevant, and important. But most importantly, it's pretty entertaining.