Friday, January 24, 2014

Customs News of the Weird

Customs and Border Protection in Nogales seized a mask covered in chicken blood and feathers from a car arriving from Mexico. The mask was described as being intended to cure insomnia and was prescribed by a Native American healer. Despite the therapeutic intent, the item likely violations some agricultural product restrictions.

Here are some more details.

And, more bird smuggling. This time, someone was attempting to bring their pet parakeet into the U.S. from Mexico in a camera bag.

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