[12 January/ Radio NZ National]

A man travelling to New Zealand from Belgium has been refused entry to the company when he was discovered to have concealed pork and salami sausages from Biosecurity officers at Auckland Airport.  The man was found to have intentionally concealed the sausages in a backpack but they were identified by one of the x-ray operators at the airport.  Both pork and salami sausages could have carried diseases with the potential to harm New Zealand agriculture.  The man was returning to New Zealand on a work visa and was aware of the country’s strict biosecurity requirements.