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Eva888

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  #2534922 5-Aug-2020 09:07
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I also looked on the DHL site and they specifically mention local money prohibited. As long as it’s just at my risk and I won’t be arrested because its a crime :)

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  #2535002 5-Aug-2020 11:04
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andrewNZ: 
I'm not sure where you got that idea, they are specifically listed as prohibited in multiple places, including the Google search preview card.

That said, the only real punishment is the lack of any compensation if it gets lost.

 

I got that from the Prohibited Items list, which doesn't contain currency: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending-within-nz/prohibited-restricted-items

 

The great news (lol) is that the Postal User's Guide does not actually agree with that page, and forbids it: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/sites/nz/files/uploads/shared/APA2020/postal-users-guide-2020.pdf

 

Consistency is overrated.

 

Fun fact, you aren't allowed to send Prezzy cards or JB Hi Fi vouchers either - gift cards are a prohibited item.


 
 
 
 


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  #2535053 5-Aug-2020 12:54
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It is listed in the prohibited items list you linked to under the "valuables" section.

You gotta do a better job of reading if you're going to give people advise based on what you've read.




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  #2535102 5-Aug-2020 12:58
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Checked the link. Would you believe sending keys are also totally prohibited internationally? Who knew any of that stuff. I’ve learned one thing on this forum that nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Sometimes Ignorance Is Bliss.

I am still thinking to put the notes in a kids magazine and just post it registered if there is still such a service. Feeling a bit rebellious about it all now!

However, last trip back from Sydney I had hurt my leg and was using a wheelchair. Customs in Wellington set the dog on me and it kept sniffing and showing the handler there was something to search for. I had to empty my hand bag and pockets and suggested that maybe my bandage was giving off a scent from the meds.

I asked the handler what they were looking for as Sydney had already frisked me and the wheelchair plus my hand luggage for drugs and explosives...she said cash. The kiwi dog smelled cash, but I only had a couple of fifties in notes. She checked the hand luggage as well and I was freed. They then searched all our suitcases... after midnight.

Sydney airport after the drugs and explosion tests, officer triumphantly found my house keys which were attached to an aluminium seashell keyring on a lanyard in my hand luggage. They waved it around above their heads calling for a supervisor to check the keys and were they ok or should they confiscate. I was yelping from my wheelchair that they were my house keys that had travelled with me umpteen times on many trips. That trip could have been made into a movie. We are an average conservative looking grey haired couple. Mr Eva gets ignored.

So...my original question remains, can they smell or detect the notes via the strip or something in the notes?


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  #2535104 5-Aug-2020 13:01
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Eva888: I also looked on the DHL site and they specifically mention local money prohibited. As long as it’s just at my risk and I won’t be arrested because its a crime :)


You're not going to be arrested, I've seen far worse turn up in the post office. Like the fueled line trimmer leaking petrol everywhere, or the ammunition in an envelope.


You're not even getting close to the declaration amount for cash when entering a country which is usually somewhere in the range of $10k local currency.




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  #2535109 5-Aug-2020 13:05
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Dogs can smell just about anything, and they do train them to smell for cash for sure.

I believe what they're looking for is large amounts of cash. Over the declaration amount kind of large.




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