McMuffins: Most expensive ever: Passenger fined $1850 for contraband McMuffins
This is because Australia has new hyper-stringent biosecurity laws to protect its agriculture industry from imported pests and diseases.
Foot-and-mouth disease is a highly contagious viral disease that affects livestock, so meat imports from Indonesia are being screened. The disease very rarely affects humans.
The fine amount came to Australian dollars 2,664, which converts to $1,845 – enough for to-and-fro flight tickets between Bali and Darwin.
“This will be the most expensive Maccas meal this passenger ever has,” AFP quoted Australian agriculture minister Murray Watt as saying.
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