Traveling with certain substances is illegal in many countries And, in some cases, simply removing the baggage is not sufficient, but in some cases it is punishable by law. Fortunately for a young Costa Rican, his experience didn’t land him in prison when he put sand in his suitcase that drug-obsessed airport official And they went through a delicate process to identify him. “They thought it was cocaine!”Sofia Aragon, who shared her experience on TikTok.
According to his story, Holidaying on the Beaches of Miami And, as a memento of the trip for his best friend, he decided to take some sand with him, so after putting it in a bottle, he packed it in his suitcase.
Once at the airport, he started checking his luggage in the usual way. After presenting himself at the counter, he continued to check his hand luggage, which passed through an X-ray scanner. “I was about to commit a crime and I didn’t know it!”Sophia said with a laugh.
Everything went smoothly until one of the airport security screeners noticed A package the young woman had in her suitcase stood outside in the X-ray machine, They took Sophia’s belongings and asked her if it was hers.
Once he confirmed it and before proceeding to open it, he asked her what the suspicious package was in the carry on. “I was so scared because I thought they were going to deport me.”, he was heard saying in the video.
Sophia insisted that this was the first time she had traveled alone, so felt very insecure about proceduresAnd that the alarm on the X-ray scanner had made him extremely worried.
After separating him from the rest of the passengers, the officer asked him to unwind. once he did, When she remained silent, the agonizing process of review by the authorities began.With the hope that it was all mixed up and that they would release him quickly so that he could continue his journey.
Sofia’s fear came true when the man found the bottle among his belongings. As he said, he had a serious pose with her while looking at her. “What? I’m a tourist. Leave me”Told again to the girl who told the officer.
But the most troubling part of his entire experience was not the discovery of the sand bottle inside his luggage, but the tests the authorities conducted to determine the nature of the contents. In this way the girl explained that the officer separated the bottle from the rest and made preparations to pour the liquid on it. “That guy put a few drops on him and he must have turned blue or purple, I don’t know what color he must have been when he had cocaine”He expressed.
“Obviously, it didn’t change that color.”, he said, and then added that he was surprised that they had implemented a test to determine if he had drugs. “They thought he was carrying an illegal substance!”
In the end, she remembered that the policeman closed the bottle and returned it to Sofia’s luggage, who expressed an indignant tone in the video that she couldn’t believe they thought it was drug trafficking.
According to the information, the young woman advised other TikTokers that if they have come to the United States to travel to a destination with a beach and They wanted to take the sand as a souvenir, first they would check if it is not illegal to do so in that state, He said he did not violate any regulations in Florida, but advised reviewing it before leaving the country.