Smuggling white powders across international borders

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Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Herbsman » Mon Jan 21, 2013 19:09 pm

Has anyone got any advice for taking maltodextrin and whey protein on a training camp? I have bought some from Myprotein.com and put them in their plastic tubs, but I'm a bit worried that unlabelled white plastic tubs full of powder will look suspicious if my luggage gets searched by Customs officials.

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby danowat » Mon Jan 21, 2013 19:12 pm

Present them at customs, preferably with the packaging.

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Strith » Mon Jan 21, 2013 19:19 pm

I've just stuck stuff in my hold luggage and not had any problems. If they see something they dont like they'll call you, I once had a battery drill in my hold luggage in germany (work) and they just called me to check my case as it looked a bit dodgy on the xray scanner.
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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Froomes Edgar » Mon Jan 21, 2013 20:28 pm

Herbsman wrote:Has anyone got any advice for taking maltodextrin and whey protein on a training camp? I have bought some from Myprotein.com and put them in their plastic tubs, but I'm a bit worried that unlabelled white plastic tubs full of powder will look suspicious if my luggage gets searched by Customs officials.


Put a weeks supply in a balloon and smuggle it anally. You can't be too careful.

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby itboffin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 21:35 pm

Yeh I usually just fill my water bottles with the powder, i figure if they want they cant test and tell its nothing interesting.
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Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Jan 21, 2013 22:31 pm

Reply No.3 looks the best suggestion, but I'd wait for Trev to supply some scientific study notes to ignore
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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Herbsman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 08:25 am

danowat wrote:Present them at customs, preferably with the packaging.

So can I just go to customs with it for them to inspect before I check my baggage in? I can take the receipt and the packaging for the maltodextrin as it's only a small bag, but with the protein being less dense than the maltodextrin it 's about three times the size. Only planning on taking 100g of protein with me and luggage weight is limited so taking the entire 1kg bag will be a bit inconvenient...

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby ut_och_cykla » Tue Jan 22, 2013 08:50 am

Take it as hold luggage. If they stop you they stop you, you explain what it is, let them taste it (or whatever) and then you're free to go. ALternatively you could buy what you need at the training camp - if you're going to a popular cycling venue they'll be bars and powders to choose from... ?

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby SheffSimon » Tue Jan 22, 2013 09:27 am

Herbsman wrote:
danowat wrote:Present them at customs, preferably with the packaging.

So can I just go to customs with it for them to inspect before I check my baggage in? I can take the receipt and the packaging for the maltodextrin as it's only a small bag, but with the protein being less dense than the maltodextrin it 's about three times the size. Only planning on taking 100g of protein with me and luggage weight is limited so taking the entire 1kg bag will be a bit inconvenient...


Just put it in your bag that you check in..it wont be detected by the baggage x-ray as anything dodgy, they are pretty sophisticated machines and are only really llooking for explosives..

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby dawebbo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 13:56 pm

For all the worries, is it not easier to just pay the premium and buy some over there? If you only need a few hundred g it's hardly going to be a massive expense.

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby ju5t1n » Tue Jan 22, 2013 14:23 pm

Hide it in your cocaine. With a bit of luck they won’t spot it, especially if it’s the same colour

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby ShutUpLegs » Tue Jan 22, 2013 14:34 pm

Herbsman wrote:Has anyone got any advice for taking maltodextrin


Is that the stuff that makes your earlobes grow longer and your dick shrivel?
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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby MattMTB » Tue Jan 22, 2013 19:09 pm

100g of protein? Why not just eat some extra chicken at dinner time? 100g is bugger all really. If you were wanting to take a kilo fair enough, but I wouldn't go through the trouble for 100g

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Garry H » Tue Jan 22, 2013 19:18 pm

Just stick it in the lining of your suit-case, that way you won't lose it.

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby team47b » Tue Jan 22, 2013 19:53 pm

put it in with some fresh coffee so the cycling sniffer hound can't smell it, unless your training camp is in Columbia
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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Froomes Edgar » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:10 pm

Buy some chocolate flavour powder. It will most likely be brown and thus clearly not cocaine

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby seanoconn » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:15 pm

Not recommended to take with you on traing camps to Bali.
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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Herbsman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 21:13 pm

MattMTB wrote:100g of protein? Why not just eat some extra chicken at dinner time? 100g is bugger all really. If you were wanting to take a kilo fair enough, but I wouldn't go through the trouble for 100g

Can't guarantee food will be available soon after a ride. Will be riding 5 out of 7 days. 20g in a recovery drink straight after each ride = 100g. May end up doing 2 rides some days, so will actually take 200 just in case

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby Pross » Wed Jan 23, 2013 20:49 pm

Dissolve it it water then when you get there boil the water until it evaporates and you are left with just the powder. Alternatively hide it in the frame of your bike.

Seriously, just put it in your luggage and label the tubs with what it is, you might get stopped and asked what it is but it's unlikely. They'll have ways of checking substances if they are suspicious.

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Re: Smuggling white powders across international borders

Postby ArdyOCD » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:39 am

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