Hide and seek on the US-Mexico line - 20 July 2016
"BBC Autos' Jim Benning spends a day with US Customs and Border Protection agents at the world's busiest border crossing,
California’s San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Robert Hood of US Customs and Border Protection stood on the US-Mexico border facing 25 lanes of idling cars that were waiting to enter the United States. Any one of the drivers, he knew well, could be smuggling cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or undocumented migrants."
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Strangest Banned Items Around the World [Infographic] - Crazy Customs Regulations
Did you know that:
- Saint Lucia and Sierra Leone both ban Japanese shaving brushes, thanks to an anthrax scandal in the early 1900s
- Tunisia prohibits the import of pencils
- Italy only allows shipments of toys if they’re made of wood
- 'Cocaine cast' tests Customs - 6 March 2009
"A Chilean man with a broken leg has been arrested at Barcelona airport wearing a 'cast' made of cocaine.
The 66-year-old carried six cans of beer and two hollowed-out stools that also contained the class A drug. "
- with a VIDEO
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises