While Canadians are known for being nice and relaxed, we do have some pretty tight border controls. Due to our strict gun and food quality laws, there are many specific items that are not allowed to be brought into our country.
Canada is still a fairly relaxed place and even promotes that you simply declare your items or just ask a Border Officer if you're confused about the process. Everyone wants to make it nice and simple but of course, there are always a few bad apples who want to ruin the fun for everyone.
Canada's Border Services posts some of their finds on Twitter and honestly, what they find in people's belongings is wild. Canada bans many things in case they carry animal and plant pests and diseases we currently don't have in our country.
From food to drugs or just weird things they find, working at the Border looks pretty exciting (plus they get to hang out with a ton of cute dogs). Here's a full list of some of the craziest things people have tried to smuggle into Canada.
Busted! Smuggling sausages in diapers will not work. Our detector dogs Scout and Emma sniffed them out! Ensure you know what to bring into Canada:https://t.co/p0QO5XTTzE #DogsWithJobs #DetectorDog pic.twitter.com/g0Ud3DPWNr
1. Diaper Sausage
This gross looking concoction is actually just some regular sausages stuffed in diapers. They were found at Toronto's Pearson International Airport after two adorable dogs sniffed them out.
2. 11 Baby Turtles
These little guys were rescued back in 2014 when officers spotted them. Canada's tight rules on pets made them questionable.
#FailedValentinesDay delivery: #borderservicesofficers at the #VIMC examined a shipment of #chocolates for #export and discovered they were filled with #methamphetamine. #Busted! #EverydayWereTruffling #NoChocolateForYou pic.twitter.com/ZgHWiId7T4
3. Chocolate / Meth.
This one makes me sad because who would ruin perfectly good chocolate with methamphetamine. Also, this is truly an elaborate scheme so these chocolates are super interesting.
4. Grasscutter Rats
This one is truly strange, because yes that is a bag of dead rodents. Grasscutter rats are extremely large and are obviously not native to Canada, therefore banned by our Border rules.
On February 14, a man was sentenced in court to pay an $11,000 fine for failing to declare that he was importing an #AstonMartin into Canada at the Ambassador Bridge #Windsor. Another successful case for @CanBorderSOR investigators pic.twitter.com/KPE2n193Eb
5. Aston Martin Car
After a man brought an Aston Martin to Canada he ended up having to pay an $11,000 fine. Considering how expensive the car is, it's understandable why you wouldn't want to declare it, but not declaring clearly cost this guy more money.
6. Creepy Wooden Statue
What a good puppy! Since border agents are concerned with bringing in new pests for our the survival of our ecosystem, it's important to declare any treasures (or creepy heads) you may get on vacation.