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June 29, 2007


A woman on a flight to Bolivia from -- Surprise! -- Miami had 500 bullets in her luggage. She told Bolivian officials it was cheese.

(Thanks to Just Ducky)


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Cheese it! It's the cops!!

Swiss cheese, no doubt (gettid?? holes?? bullets?)

aww crap...I gots nada.

I'm just wondering if she was going to insert them manually. I mean, they don't mention finding a gun in her luggage.

YAY to Ducky!!!

And why was she taking bullets to Bolivia? Coals to Newcastle, shorely?

Maybe she was really, really angry about people making fun of her name, and just forgot her gun. It's a funny name, haha! Stupid name!

They probably only caught her cuz she was wearing an underwire bra. Seriously, those security matrons in Bolivia are all into the feelin' you up stuff.

Actually, when you read through the story you have to wonder why there's a story.

1) The bullets were in their original boxes in her checked baggage (exactly as you're supposed to transport them)

2) It's not against Bolivian law to bring in bullets.

3) There is no 3.

In fact, as far as I can tell the only thing she did wrong was not tell them about the bullets up front. Since there was no gun involved I'm not sure she needed to.

Me, I wouldn't have been nervous when they wanted to check my luggage and, if questioned about why I had 500 rounds of .45 ammo would probably have replied along the lines of "1,000 would have been too heavy."

Then again, the odds that I'd wind up spending time in a Bolivian prison is just one of the many reasons I don't make trips like that.

I'd be on the lookout for her sister, Din Dona Fat, who is bringing in the guns!!!

telling staff she was only carrying cheese

the American woman had been released because no offense had been committed under the country's laws.

Really? It's legal to lie to an immigration officer in Bolivia? *makes mental note*


Did that fix it?

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