According to the report, Tadlock told customs officials that the apple was handed out by the Delta crew and she could either throw it or eat it. Instead, the border agent slapped $500 fine
A US woman was fined $500(Rs 33,185) by the customs officials in Minneapolis after an apple given to her on the flight as a snack was discovered in her bag during a random check.
Crystal Tadlock, travelling to the US from Paris, said she was saving the fruit she received from Delta airlines crew for her onward flight to Denver. She was flying from Paris.
As per US Customs laws, all agricultural items brought into the country should be declared.
False. I did not enjoy the apple. Instead I received a $500 violation, had my global entry revoked (first time I’ve used it) AND I will be searched on every flight for the rest of my life #deltaforbiddenfruit #crystaltadlock #delta #applegate pic.twitter.com/ysGfTguppG
— VeganQuesoHead (@VeganQuesoHead) April 22, 2018
According to a BBC report, Tadlock told customs officials that the apple was handed out by the Delta crew and she could either throw it or eat it. Instead, the border agent slapped $500 fine.
Delta representative confirmed they distribute France apples on their flight pic.twitter.com/Hw4KmyjB9f— VeganQuesoHead (@VeganQuesoHead) April 23, 2018
"He had asked me if my trip to France was expensive and I said, 'Yeah.' I didn't really get why he was asking that question, and then he said 'It's about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500'," she told KDVR-TV, adding that she wanted to take the case to court."It's really unfortunate someone has to go through that and be treated like a criminal over a piece of fruit," Tadlock added.
Don’t do it. Your global entry will be revoked & you will be searched for life. https://t.co/MJujSwqWx6@EmilyAReports #delta #apple #deltaforbiddenfruit @delta pic.twitter.com/jaNh4t0qc6— VeganQuesoHead (@VeganQuesoHead) April 21, 2018
Tadlock’s Global Entry Program status, which allows for expedited security checks, show revoked due to the ‘offence’.A Delta Air spokesperson talking to CBS Denver said, “We encourage our customers to follow US Customs and Border Protection protocols. The apple in question was part of an in-flight meal meant to be consumed on the aircraft".The Great Diwali Discount!
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