Originally Posted by s/v Moondancer
While I have never entered Mexico
on the west coast
, on the east coast
...Cancun/Isla Mujeres/Puerto Morelos the officials get upset if you do not produce a Zarpe from your last country of departure. While we were in Isla Mujeres a boat was impounded because of the lack of a Zarpe
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US officials are reluctant to provide a zarpe but 'CBP form 1300' looks like one and you just need to get it signed and stamped. The agent in Cancun
assured me that if we paid him $150+ to clear us in the Zarpe problem could be avoided.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Forms
They also get very upset if you enter with firearms and on our last visit the custom's man said that his dog was trained to smell drugs and guns
Not saying the guy was a liar, but the odds of having a dog that can smell ammunition and narcotics is very
small. From what I saw in drug work for every 100 drug dogs
there are 20 explosives dogs
and 1 ammunition dog.
Ammunition just doesn't have as powerful of a smell and more practically speaking imagine the amount of guns
and ammunition a police or military service
dog is exposed to constantly.