“They Thought It Was Bamboo”: Customs Destroys Virtuoso’s Flutes


customsThink you hate going through Customs? Boujemaa Razgui, a flute virtuoso who performs at The Boston Camerata, had 13 handmade flutes destroyed when a Customs official at JFK Airport destroyed them. The official mistakenly thought the instruments were pieces of bamboo, and destroyed them under the category of an agricultural item.

“They told me they were destroyed. Nobody talked to me. They said I have to write a letter to the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. This is horrible,” said Razgui. Read more at The Boston Globe.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Between roughing up that Indian official for paperwork violations, and now this, we must certainly look like a banana republic.