Singing for packages, please read this entire story. It may save you some trouble
Im born and raised here in the states and some here know I travel to Brazil often. In my twelve years going back and forth to Brazil I never got stopped by the U.S customs when I returned, until today. When I showed my passport to the agent he scanned it into the computer and then asked me to come with him. He put in a room with others and told me to wait there and I will be called. About an hour later another agent came in and asked me to come with him. We went to another room where my luggage was already there and he began to ask me a shit load of questions. After I replied to all he began to open my bags, I asked "Whats going on here" he replied dont worry about it. He found nothing because I had nothing so I thought I was done...wrong. We went to another room and told me I need to be patted down in which he did. After that he sent me on my way I really did'nt think much about what was going on since it was only a day after 9/11 but heres where the story gets real. I put a hold on my mail for the 12 days so I went to pick it up I pulled into the back of the post office and one of they postmen was out on the dock smoking a cigar. Over the years I had become good friends with him and always brought home some Cuban cigars for him. He saw me and said Custom after you get the mail I want to talk to you. I knew after he said that what the conversation was going to be about. After I picked up my mail I returned to him and "Whats up bro" He began to tell me that he got a call from from a custom agent who was asking about my P.O. box. He asked do I get alot of packages from other countries and if i send out alot also. Once again he's a friend so he told them "No nothing that I've seen". So he aked them why and what was up? They replied we have a package of his he that contains illegal substances. My buddy told me be very carefull what Im doing because they are watching me, he also said dont sign for this package if it comes at at later date you are being set up these agent pose as UPS people and postal employees, if you see someone in the post office here that you dont know and you have a package that you're not supposed to have DONT SIGN FOR IT. There only 3 postal workers in my post office I know all of them. He told me that they have been there before and busted someone that was recieving pills. I asked would'nt they just send me customs notice, he just laughed and said when they want to bust you, you dont get a notice. Now I know why they stopped me at customs when I came back to the U.S. A word to the wise my fellow Bros. Please do not pm me asking who the package was from, its not about that. I will be bumping this thread through out the day so most can read it.
Stay wise, Custom