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Airline Passenger’s Luggage Reveals Mummified Monkeys, Detected by Customs Canine


BOSTON — ‌An unexpected discovery was made by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine unit at Boston Logan Airport. The dog ​detected something peculiar in⁢ the luggage of a passenger returning from Africa – mummified monkeys.

The passenger, ⁤who had just returned from​ a trip to the Democratic⁤ Republic of‌ Congo, had ‌declared his luggage to contain dried fish. However, upon inspection, agents discovered the desiccated remains of four⁤ monkeys. ⁣The traveler explained that he had brought the monkeys into⁢ the U.S. for personal consumption, according ⁤to ‌Ryan Brissette, a spokesperson for Customs and Border⁤ Protection, who spoke about the ⁢incident on Sunday.

It’s important to note that the importation of raw or minimally processed meat from wild animals, often referred to as “bushmeat,” ‌is ⁤prohibited in⁢ the⁢ U.S. due to the potential risk of disease transmission.

“The dangers associated with importing ‍bushmeat ⁤into the United​ States are very real. Bushmeat can harbor ​pathogens that can lead to serious illnesses, including the Ebola virus,” warned⁣ Julio Caravia, the local port director for Customs and⁣ Border Protection.

Although the incident occurred last⁤ month,​ it was only publicly disclosed on Feb. 9.

Brissette confirmed‍ on Sunday that while no charges were filed against the traveler, all of his luggage was confiscated. ​The nearly 9 pounds of bushmeat were earmarked‌ for ‍destruction by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  1. Disagree: Unbelievable! How on earth did someone manage to sneak mummified monkeys in their luggage? Kudos to the customs canine for detecting it!

  2. Uncaring: Seriously, who in their right mind would try to smuggle mummified monkeys? Some people have strange hobbies, I guess.

  3. Disagree: Absolutely fascinating! It’s mind-boggling to think about the lengths people go to smuggle bizarre items. Incredible job by the customs canine in uncovering this peculiar find.


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