If some of my items are confiscated in airport security and it is too valuable for me, can I decide NOT to enter the country and return back to the leaving country?
I had my toothpaste confiscated at Beijing Airport (transfer). While I let it passed, I'm worried if some of my valuable items were confiscated, such as multiple computers or walkmans, or more unusual items (e.g. sex object).
Although I should check it out before leaving, I'm sure airport security officers don't make a coherent decision, as my hand cream was not confiscated at the same time and in another time my toothpaste was not confiscated.
I also fear the misunderstanding by an airport security officer, which may or may not happen.
In these cases can I return back? If I can go back to the original country, is it I or the airline that takes the charge of the ticket? What kind of steps should I take?