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Discussion => Shipping => Topic started by: liberty6 on January 31, 2012, 06:26 pm

Title: New X-Ray at Norwegian customs?
Post by: liberty6 on January 31, 2012, 06:26 pm
My first order(weed) of course got seized by the Norwegian customs. But I have heard and read around the internet that the control became more strict and that the Oslo/Akershus customs got a new X-Ray machine. Which is said to be much more effective at finding suspicious packages/letters.

Every single package or letter arriving to Norway from foreign countries will pass trough the customs control in Oslo/Akershus, so if they really do have such a new and improved machine it would be very easy for them to find whatever they are looking for..

Any thoughts, experiences?
Title: Re: New X-Ray at Norwegian customs?
Post by: pine on January 31, 2012, 10:21 pm
How much were you shipping?

What do you know about the supplier's packaging criteria?

BTW: It is highly unlikely that each piece of post is being x-rayed.
Title: Re: New X-Ray at Norwegian customs?
Post by: anonsora on January 31, 2012, 10:34 pm
Hey liberty6, just out of curiosity, what happened when your package got seized? Did you just get a letter or did they take further actions?
Title: Re: New X-Ray at Norwegian customs?
Post by: liberty6 on February 01, 2012, 05:32 pm
Just a bit over 10g.
It were sent in a iron bag, vacuum packed several times.

I agree, it's highly unlikely that they scan all the mail, but they seem to be extra cautious with mail from the Netherlands.

Rumors say that more "stealth" packages/letters with illegal content has been seized since late 2011. The same rumors claims that the customs has a new and machine to pick up on suspicious mail.

No, still no consequences for me. But the customs report all recipients of illegal mail to the police, so I assume they will send me a letter or call me in soon.
But I didn't order anything! ;)
Title: Re: New X-Ray at Norwegian customs?
Post by: pine on February 01, 2012, 06:27 pm

I'm thinking if their success rate has suddenly increased it could be that they have a electronic nose called The Hound.

It's typically used in prison mailrooms, where 1/10 packages contain drugs. Hound can detect 1 billionth of a gram of drugs. Not as good as drug dogs, which are amazing creatures, but it does allow a mechanical 24/7 approach to drug interception.

They can't pull all the mail through it, but maybe they decided to put suspect non-letter packages from the Netherlands through it.

This is entirely hypothetical of course, but it's what I would do if I were a inspector with a lot of money to burn. That there is only 1 point of entrance to your country for packages is a excellent tactical move by LEO.

The key to getting past the Hound will be not to fall into the 'suspect package' profile and prevent drugs residues on the exterior of the packages/vacuum wrapping. Ordering from countries that aren't red flagged like the Netherlands is a good step in that direction. Sellers which change gloves at each layer and use rubbing alcohol on the exterior of each layer is another one. Having smaller packages sent is another one. 1/3 of an ounce is probably a little high. I estimate the highest amount you should send is 7 grams per package.

At the end of the day, it's a numbers game, a game of probability. I suspect there's a good chance you just got unlucky this time around.