Woman with 'lemons' in her pocket, deported

She claimed she needed the fruits for treatment

New Zealand authorities deported a woman after they found six lemons in her pocket while entering the country.

READ: You should not carry these items on board

After sniffer dogs found the lemons at Auckland Airport, the woman claimed that she required them for the treatment of a liver illness she suffers from.

However, authorities followed rules “saying the fruit was forbidden by laws designed to protect domestic produce,” reported ‘Daily Mail’.

Craig Hughes, a spokesman for the Ministry of Industry New Zealand, was quoted as saying: "It doesn't justify endangering New Zealand's horticulture industry by illegally bringing in fruit that could harbour pests or diseases.”

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