An over-confident Japanese customs officer has handed over 142g to an unsuspecting air passenger after a test involving a sniffer dog went badly wrong.
The officer placed the package of drugs in a randomly selected piece of luggage at Tokyo’s Narita airport.
The plan was to test security procedures and give the sniffer dog a realistic scenario – rather than the usual dummy piece of luggage.
Alas, the dog’s nose failed and so did the customer officer’s memory – he forgot which bag he’d placed the cannabis in.
The authorities in Japan have now appealed for the luggage owner to come forward and hand over the cannabis package.