Muzha Man wrote:Besides, they never check foreigners bags at the airport anyways.
They certainly do. Rarely, perhaps, After many years without a problem I got checked earlier this year. Before I even reached the desk it was obvious they wanted me. A uniformed guy beckoned me and there was a young female official next to him. She spoke very nice English and was very polite. She asked for my passport and scanned it very carefully under UV. She then asked me to confirm that it was my passport. She said she only wanted to look at one of my suitcases. (I had two, plus hand baggage.) She went through the chosen suitcase very carefully. Everything except clothing was x-rayed individually, some of it more than once. Where possible pots were unsealed and sniffed. I had two new tubes of toothpaste. She wanted to know exactly where I'd bought them and x-rayed them from different directions. She asked if it was OK to open a bag of coffee (I had several). She sniffed it and then stuck a probe in it. Then suddenly she was satisfied. Offered to help me repack, I said no need. She apologised for keeping me and it was all over.
Both my suitcases were EVA priority tagged. One appeared on the carousel almost right away with all the other priority stuff. Unusually the second one was rather delayed, coming out 20 minutes later. That was the one customs were interested in. I think they had scanned/dog sniffed it when it was unloaded and decided it needed to be opened.
Last year I saw an "English teacher type" stopped at customs. They were examining the books he was bringing through. Weird - I wondered if they were looking for copied books. They were only checking his book and setting some to one side. But I was through before I saw the outcome.