Airline Passenger Fined $2,000 for Bringing a McDonald’s Breakfast Into Australia

From a story on axios.com headlined “One food thing: $2,000 McDonald’s breakfast”:

A passenger traveling from Bali to Australia was fined nearly $2,000 (U.S.) for arriving in the country with two McDonald’s egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant.

Australia has strict restrictions on bringing meat products into the country due to fears of foot and mouth disease, CNN reports.

  • A detection dog named Zinta found the forbidden breakfast in the passenger’s backpack.

“This will be the most expensive Maccas meal [what Aussies call Mickey D’s] this passenger ever has,” Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt said in a statement. “I have no sympathy for people who choose to disobey Australia‚Äôs strict biosecurity measures.”