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1,185 - Smuggling Across Borders

February 26th, 2016

Episode 365 of 489 episodes

When you go to another country, be sure not to bring something you shouldn’t. Find out why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:40 Explanations: 3:57 Fast dialog: 17:36 Christina: What is the holdup? There are cars backed up for half a mile. Harry: I bet the border patrol is looking for smugglers. Christina: Do you really think so? I wonder if there could be a drug mule in one of these cars carrying illegal drugs. Harry: It might be drugs, but it could be any kind of contraband. I’ve heard that there’s a problem with gunrunning and other kinds of arms trafficking across these borders. Christina: Maybe they’re looking for people trying to sneak into this country without permission. Harry: Or they could be looking for people trying to import exotic species without permission. Christina: What kinds of exotic species? Harry: Plants and animals that aren’t allowed to be brought into this country, at least not without quarantine. Christina: Plants? You mean like these herb plants I bought? Harry: I doubt if they’re prohibited. Wait, you can’t leave the car! Christina: What if this is contraband and they catch me with it? Harry: They’ll confiscate it and send us on our way. Christina: Are you sure? Harry: Sure, I’m sure. They’d be much more interested in the bats I’m smuggling in my pants anyway. Christina: What?! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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