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Bordlerless Schengen Countries - Not Really!

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http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/commuters-bearing-cash-lots-of-it-441291

Today's NYTimes carries this article about sniffing dogs being routinely used to check folks crossing borders for undeclared cash - and the check can be done anywhere - like in Paris' Gare du Nord where they nabbed a former French ambassador boarding a train for Belgium with hundreds of thousands of undeclared euros.

And French customs officials also routinely use dogs to check arriving passengers from Amsterdam originating Thalys trains for drugs.

So a borderless Europe sounds great and is but if you have any contraband to hide don't be fooled into thinking borderless means like noi Customs lurking about!

caveat emptor!

And I see the reason for the money checks - money laundering - heck even a former French budget official was nabbed!

My experience with borderless Eurorpe was on a night train from Amsterdam to Munich where I was aroused around 2 am near Stuttgart by two gestapo-like German officials and dragged with all my possessions to a baggage car and had every little think strewn around and inspected - including as final thing, my prostrate checked!

They found nothing - made no apology but said you're free to go - leaving mounds of my belongings thrown all over.

Bordlerless Eurorpe sounds good but for me at least if was not and I was totally innocent, probably being a mix-up case - I mean a senior citizen being dragged out of sleep and them subjected to gestapo like tactics and never even hearing a 'thank you' or 'we're sorry'!

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