The head of Customs has handed back $302,000 seized from a mysterious foreign diplomat after he failed to declare the vast sum of cash in his luggage.
The experienced traveller, part of an official delegation invited to New Zealand, was let off with a warning instead of being prosecuted. They had claimed that they had forgotten they had the money in the bag.
No-one forgets they have $300,000 in cash on them.
I can only assume they were from an allied country, so we looked the other way.
Presumably the money is for bribes or funding some rebels somewhere.