Traveler Fined Thousands Of Dollars For Illegally Possessing McMuffins

A man traveling to Australia from Bali was fined $2664 Australian (US $1844) for having what
authorities called “a variety of risk items” in his backpack.

An airport canine alerted to the man’s backpack as he arrived in the country.

A search revealed two McDonald’s McMuffins and a ham croissant, Or officially, “undeclared meat”.

The traveler was issued the fine for failing to declare potential high biosecurity risk items and providing a false and misleading document to border staff.

Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Murray Watt, said “Australia was free of foot-and-mouth disease—and it wanted to remain that way.”

Watt stated he had no sympathy for the man who choose to disobey Australia’s strict biosecurity measures. Measures that are put in place at its international borders to protect the country’s unique ecosystems from the introduction of harmful pests and diseases.

Australia has 869 of their own McDonalds so it is unclear why the man brought the meal in from Bali.