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Old Jan 4, 09, 11:34 pm
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US Customs declaration form: "BGC"?

Meant to ask this earlier ... but had slipped my mind

I was recently returning from Vietnam on business travel with a colleague. The immigration officer wrote "BGC" on his customs declaration form, while I had the usual entry ("1" ). This resulted in his bags being inspected by US Customs ... nothing too dramatic, this was a casual inspection which took only a few minutes and he was allowed to proceed following the inspection.

Anybody know what does BGC stand for (Back Ground Check, perhaps) and what triggers this?
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Old Jan 4, 09, 11:57 pm
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or could be initials, or could be totally meaningless (anything other than number of pax circled = check it out)?
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Old Jan 5, 09, 3:06 am
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Probaby baggage control.

And it happens like any other referral for a bag check.
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