Don’t they sell lemons in New Zealand?

According to a March 24, 2016, UPI story, “a woman was sent back to Hong Kong from an airport in New Zealand after attempting to smuggle lemons into the country by hiding them in her pants.”

Security dogs at Auckland Airport smelled the fruit as she arrived on a flight from Hong Kong. Customs staff found six lemons in the woman's pants.

"Her excuse was that the lemons were good for her liver and other illnesses. That may be true, but it doesn't justify endangering New Zealand's horticulture industry by illegally bringing in fruit that could harbor pests or diseases," said a government official.

She was refused entry into New Zealand and required to return to Hong Kong on the next available flight.

Where, presumably, she could have all the lemons she wanted.

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