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Thread: Spotted: Customs at work in Auckland

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    Spotted: Customs at work in Auckland

    Spotted this on Campbell Live the other night, when they went behind the scenes at Auckland Customs. Video is here, it made for interesting viewing with the volume off, although the angle of the story was about customs and drug importation I thought it had a bit of relevance to shooters who import gear from overseas.

    * pretty much all packages get treated like a rugby ball, there's some not so hilarious stuff happening in the back of shot during interviews
    * everything is screen upon arrival
    * sorters flag anything they're remotely unsure of which would explain why many items are queried as firearm parts when they're not

    ... just thought it was interesting......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Spotted this on Campbell Live the other night, when they went behind the scenes at Auckland Customs. Video is here, it made for interesting viewing with the volume off, although the angle of the story was about customs and drug importation I thought it had a bit of relevance to shooters who import gear from overseas.

    * pretty much all packages get treated like a rugby ball, there's some not so hilarious stuff happening in the back of shot during interviews
    * everything is screen upon arrival
    * sorters flag anything they're remotely unsure of which would explain why many items are queried as firearm parts when they're not

    ... just thought it was interesting......
    And if you're on the 'list' you get special treatment..
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    Haha, my very innocent and unsuspecting wife had a macca's cheese burger or brekkie thing first time we flew out of Auckland. Whenever she has cheese, she breaks out in a sweat and her cheeks light up and glow bright red.

    Friendly lady at security stopped her and had a chat, she got singled out for nitrate scan. Must be on some "list", coz no matter where we go, she gets scanned, prodded, searched etc...

    I kept joking with her that they were watching her and following her around with CCTV, completely freaked her out
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    They're not real gentle with the freight are they

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    Quantas baggage handler's are some of the worst I've seen

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    I think they must use this an inspirational training video
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    A company that flies a yellow 757 aren't overly gentle with items. Make sure you DON'T put fragile stickers on your items.

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    I would love to place a little data recorder, date and time vs g-loading and start recording some of the forces on the items versus where they were in the handling chain.

    I would bet with enough data recorded against them the bastards would have to change their practices...

    Worked with a few other outfits I've had contact with and things like induced ground vibrations from machinery, they did not like having a peak ground speed meter sitting next door to their work sites recording the vibrations induced every time they shifted a machine or started work with one.

    It ended up forcing one company to move, as there was no way they could operate inside the resource consent limits that they listed on their own application. The peak values they were creating as a result of machinery resulted in broken concrete piles, toilets back flushing due to sinking and rising sewer pipes and partial ground liquifaction - I guess that's what happens when you plonk an industrial site on reclaimed land next to residential (and try to operate at midnight when 'no-one will be awake'). A rather extreme case that one!

 

 

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