Originally Posted by tev9999
I used to work with the wife of a Immigration inspector (Sarnia MI). One flag he told me about was declaring nothing after a long vacation. ....
The only time I was ever sent for a search was when I declared nothing after a weekend in Mexico. I really didn't buy anything, was just there for some diving. That opened up a long line of questioning that went something like this:
C: You were in Mexico and didn't buy anything?
C: Not even a t-shirt?
Me: I go to Mexico a lot and did not need to buy anything
C: What do you do that you go to Mexico so much?
Blah, Blah, Blah. You can see where that line of questioning was going. Anyway, I got to the table and started ripping everything apart before an inspector even came over. Once he came over he asked what I was doing. I explained that I had a tight connection and wanted to get the search over as quick as possible. He looked at me for a second and told me to pack my bags and go catch my flight.
To this day I always put a few t-shirts down even if I didn't buy anything.