A shipment of 402 boxes of Girl Scout cookies will finally reach sailors aboard the USS Midway after being blocked once by Japanese officials and returned to Corpus Christi, Texas.
"That's good news for our sailors and for the Brownies from Troop 807," Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas, said while announcing that the dispute with Japanee customs officials had been resolved. He said the cookies should be on their way now that Japanese officials have relented.Japanese customs officials initially blocked the shipment from the Brownie troop in Corpus Christi and assessed a $2,000 duty fee, which Brownie officials said was too steep for the children.
The cookies were shipped April 26, then spent four days in a Japanese customs warehouse before being returned to the airport in Corpus Christi.
Thirty-five servicemen aboard the aircraft carrier had ordered cookies from the Brownies, who had sent the men Christmas cards and a Valentine's Day box of candy.