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Old December 10th, 2010, 22:48   #1
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Hong Kong Customs SWAT drama

When I arrived at my gate for departure in HK, I heard my name being called on the overhead system. I approached the Air Canada counter and I was told that someone from the airfield will come and escort me down to the airfield since there are gun parts in my luggage. I stood at the side anxiously waiting as people are beginning to board the plane already.

After 15 minutes, a customs lady and an Air Canada personnel escorted me, and made me a wear a orange/yellow vest for safety. They told me to "walk in front of then" so that they can watch me. I was then escorted to a cargo bus next to my plane. When I walked on the bus, I saw a huge trolly labelled "DO NOT LOAD" with my suitcase on top. The customs lady informed me that the police will be arriving and she spoke in chinese on her walky talky.. I again, sat there, waiting anxiously, fearing that I would miss my flight. After 15 elapsed, I see a police truck pull up my bus, and two SDU/SWAT came out holding MP5's with aimpoints, and glocks holstered. The customs lady took my passport and the air canada personnel took my boarding ticket for the moment. The SDU's were given a picture, which was apparently an X-ray of my suitcase. Customs revealed some magazines I have purchased and feared that I had a full gun in my luggage. The SDU's commanded me to open my suitcase and take everything out and place it on the side. So I did it, and didn't make any sudden movements. They inspected all my parts, took measurements and wrote notes. I deliberately left bags of BB's in my luggage to show that my stuff is indeed airsoft. The SDU's were negotiating with the customs and just had some concerns with my magazines. Also, they asked me a bunch of questions (ie. occupation, arrival date, flight number, etc). At the end, they gave me back everything and I was discharged....

I was damn nervous and my heart was beating like crazy, but I kept my composure, and kept my cool. I spoke slowly and didn't make any sudden movements, then again, I didnt want to be shot with an MP5. I was very nice and polite to the people that interrogated me, I greeted them and thanked them....
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Old December 10th, 2010, 22:54   #2
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good thing they didn't go for a cavity search, lol. Maybe they thought it was a nice lil pipe bomb instead of magazines. Coulda been worse i'd say. glad you made it back!
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Old December 10th, 2010, 23:17   #3
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Damn yo this might happen to me if i bring back some mags :S what kinda mags did you get busted for? pistol mags or aeg mags? hi cap? low cap?
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Old December 10th, 2010, 23:33   #4
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Old December 11th, 2010, 00:25   #5
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Old December 11th, 2010, 01:20   #6
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To be honest, they dont care about the brand of mags u bring.. if it looks like a mag, they will conduct a further investigation..i saw them discuss the X-ray of my suitcase and they were just concerned about the mags.. i would do it again if I had a chance.. I didn't do anything wrong, they were just suspicious that I had a full gun dissassembled in my luggage..
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Old December 11th, 2010, 02:37   #7
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yeah,the SDUs are really beasts,make sure u calm down when they turn up..
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Old December 11th, 2010, 02:42   #8
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Someones been blacklisted...Do they do that stuff in HK?
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Old December 11th, 2010, 02:52   #9
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You didnt miss your flight. So everything ended happily.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:17   #10
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just wanna ask what brand of mag did u bought? cuz i so wanna get stop by them...haha even though it will delay other ppl, but its a once in a life time experience.....haha, and btw, just wanna point out the they aren't SDU/ SWAT! they are called ASU, Airport Security Unit, which i think they are way cooler than sdu/ swat...hehe
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:34   #11
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I'm imagining the scene in the terminal close to the end when Gupta stops the plane with the mop :P
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:35   #12
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So how much $ did you save by hand carrying them?
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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:45   #13
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I'd be scared too... I don't wanna get a criminal record just for bringing in airsoft stuff.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 05:14   #14
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That is honestly the coolest story. Man, I wish I was you.
EVeryone around you would've been like, shit, this guy got balls.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 06:12   #15
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I would honestly be shitting myself because my Cantonese (and Mandarin) is so crap. I'm not even functionally fluent.

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