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3 Taiwanese women arrested for attempting to smuggle gold in bras

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As I was trying to cop a feel... I struck Gold!

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Kiestering gold? Really?

Wonder how everyone with necklaces and rings made from that gold like that?

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It was it was that heavy clanking sound as they were running down the stairs that gave it away

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Add this to the South Korean women who tried to smuggle gold in their rectums earlier this year but were caught at the airport. What's with all this gold smuggling into Japan?

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Taiwanese bras, Korean butts. What is this world coming to? What would Austin Power's Goldmember do.....wait a minute, .....

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Add this to the South Korean women who tried to smuggle gold in their rectums earlier this year but were caught at the airport. What's with all this gold smuggling into Japan?

I'd much rather search a Taiwanese woman than a South Korean...

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I guess with no penalty except paying the tax, it is natural that this will continue. I may free up some space in my own rectum for the next trip abroad and bring back some untaxed gold nuggets.

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Wow, this is a shock. Just a little airport and they were caught. Tokyo or Osaka maybe, but Hakodate?

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Well, maybe, just maybe, this keeps happening because the penalties are practically non existent. The smugglers get to keep their gold with slaps on the wrist.

Be more harsh on these traffickers and I guarantee you'll see less of these kinds of things.

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I just wonder how they managed to find it...I dont imagine they got gold sniffing dogs that can differentiate between a bullion and just jewelry.

Do they just approach random women and ask to cop a feel?

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I would get a laptop, take out all the components, replace them with gold and walk in unmolested. Or you could replace a large laptop battery with a very small battery and fill the remainder of the space with gold. The laptop would still turn on and you'd be laughing all the way to the gold shop.

The easiest way to stop the smuggling is to end the consumption tax on gold.

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@Scrote, good idea, but you may be surprised how heavy gold is!

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Just a little airport and they were caught. Tokyo or Osaka maybe, but Hakodate?

Big airport, smaller airport, doesn't really matter if security procedures are uniformed.

Actually it's easier to catch someone at a smaller airport smuggling someone because of the fewer number of people to process vs a larger airport.

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Seems their plan went tits up.

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Ok, how about smuggling bitcoins?

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I can't travel overseas to have so many checks of security at airports. Gosh! Those criminals make much more severe the checks...The last one I had checked was going to a security booth to pass through meaning x-ray. Better find better technical devices to check suspects earlier than wait for long time in endless queues.

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How does one get through security to get on a plane with this in bras? Or did they have it in their carry on to get through security. Sorry, but someone must have ratted them out.

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RecklessToday 01:33 pm JST

@Scrote, good idea, but you may be surprised how heavy gold is!"

What ways more, a tonne of lead, or a tonne of gold?

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What ways more, a tonne of lead, or a tonne of gold?

long ton tonne short ton

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Whoops - left out my "greater than" marks. Okay:

a long ton is greater than a tonne, which is greater than a short ton.

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well in any case a ton of horseshytte smells worse than both.

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To Scrote: "The easiest way to stop the smuggling is to end the consumption tax on gold"-- to have gold as components of a laptop pc. Interpol knows it and is universally known in every intl. airport security. Good but old fashioned idea!

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What's with all this gold smuggling into Japan?

In Japan (not sure about other places), you have to pay consumption tax when you buy gold, and the tax is paid back to you when you sell it. So if you can buy gold in some tax-free location and get it to Japan, you can sell it and pocket the 8% tax.

Expect more of these shenanigans when the consumption tax gors to 10%. It's not like the consumption tax is going to go away, or even go down, though they could eliminate this problem by exempting physical investments like metals from this tax.

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I would get a laptop, take out all the components, replace them with gold and walk in unmolested. Or you could replace a large laptop battery with a very small battery and fill the remainder of the space with gold. The laptop would still turn on and you'd be laughing all the way to the gold shop.

Scrote is clearly a criminal genius. I am sure that no smuggler has tried this or a variant on this ever!

My clever idea would be to fashion the gold into the shape of a ring and simply wear it on my finder - that will get past security!

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Or how about dress as a rapper with 10 kg of gold chains, rings and bracelets.

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As tmarie said above, it's weird that these people are arriving from places where there are no x-ray machines or metal detectors before boarding. In my experience even a paperclip in your shirt pocket would set off alarms. How the hell do you walk through a boarding-process metal detector with gold boobs or butt nuggets? Are they bribing the airport security staff?

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Double stuff-up? Are the security staff collecting the bribes, and then for a 'small' extra sum tipping off the authorities at the other end too?

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Pure Gold is not magnetic.

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