Comment "Bribery at the airport - it's disgusting!" on Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam

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Bribery at the airport - it's disgusting!

My bag had a sticker saying it needs to be inspected. The a-officer took me to a quite area and turned on his scanning machine. He asked to see my passport and showed me the 15 or so jars of Manuka honey I had with me through the scanning image. He said I need to pay taxes for the honey jars or that I can hand him a few dollars and he would let me through. As this was my first time back in Vietnam, I was nervous of the whole corruption process so decided to give the a-officer a $5 to get moving. It's a disgrace to see how corruption is still not dealt with right in an international airport. The experience ruins it all for me in ever wanting to go back.

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