Vietnamese woman deported for failing to declare 4.5kg of pork

A Vietnamese woman has been deported after Australian authorities found 4.5 kilograms of uncooked pork in her luggage.

It follows fears that the African swine fever is continuing to spread through Asian nations, and could soon reach Australian shores.

Biosecurity officers also found 10 kilograms of squid, quail and cooked pork products in her luggage.


The 45-year-old had her visa cancelled and was deported from Sydney over the weekend.

Agricultural Minister Bridget McKenzie says visitors from Swine-affected nations will be subject to the full force of the biosecurity regime.

“Please don’t ask for your favourite meal, don’t ask for your favourite meat treat or don’t ask mum to cook you her favourite sausage and bring it over in her handbag.

“You will be subject to the full force of our biosecurity regime because we are not going to take any risks with our agricultural platform, our pork producers and letting African swine fever into Australia,” Senator McKenzie said.