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Customs detains woman who wants to carry her heart in hand luggage

Customs detains woman who wants to carry her heart in hand luggage

Australian airport police detained a New Zealand woman for a special reason: after scanning her hand luggage, she found a vacuum-packed organic package in her possession. The woman kept her heart in a plastic bag. NZ Herald writes.

Jessica Manning (30) already had heart problems at birth. She underwent several surgeries and even had to undergo a life-saving double heart and liver transplant eight years ago. She recently moved to Australia and of course took all your valuables with her. So was her old heart. In New Zealand, it is customary to keep organs with you after a transplant to be buried with them one day.

Safe on the shelf

Customs officers were shocked to see this package. “At first the guy didn’t really know what to do with it, so he started talking to his boss,” Manning says on TikTok. “Then I began to cry, for the man was very friendly, and I understood that he was on his guard. He was particularly anxious that I should introduce into his country a new disease which might endanger the Australians. But fortunately after an hour all was well, and I was permitted to continue my journey.” .my old heart is still with me in my closet.

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