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  • damof
  • Super Waygook

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    • April 29, 2012, 07:45:19 pm
    • Yongin
Smuggling in food
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:18:53 am »
I'm on holiday in Canada, and I figured I'd get some meat from home.  I found a Scottish store that sells frozen sausages and rashers (bacon), but I'm not sure how safe it is to take this back to Korea. Aside from the legality of inporting meat, is it healthy to east frozen meat that's been in a cargo hold for 16 hours.


  • taeyang
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    • September 08, 2010, 08:35:10 am
    • daejeon
Re: Smuggling in food
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 06:46:32 am »
if you have doubts, why risk it?
use google to search the site

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replace 'XXXX' with your search term


Re: Smuggling in food
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 08:08:31 am »
I brought some sausage and cheese back from Europe after Xmas and they found it in my backpack at Incheon. They had a look at it but didn't confiscate it.


  • Suza
  • Super Waygook

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    • March 21, 2011, 07:32:17 am
    • Sanbon
Re: Smuggling in food
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 09:57:49 am »
I've bought feta cheese and other cheeses in before, no problem, and also sauces.

I have also bought in bags of herbs that obviously looked like something else.

I always pack it in my checked bag.


Re: Smuggling in food
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 10:24:32 am »
It won't hurt you, just freeze and wrap it well before you pack it. Yeah, you might get caught, but I doubt they shoot you in the head for this offense. Either hide it well, or just stick it under some t-shirts and, if caught, play dumb.


  • keemchee
  • Newgookin

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    • January 24, 2013, 10:30:29 am
    • Seoul
Re: Smuggling in food
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 10:32:31 am »
I've done that before.  Just freeze it well and wrap in newspaper.