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Passenger smuggles 70 birds stuffed in hair rollers on flight, officials say

U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a flighty discovery after a recent flight landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Customs agents said an agricultural specialist found 70 live birds, held in hair rollers stuffed in a duffel bag, USA Today reported

The finches flew in on a flight that had landed from Georgetown, Guyana, South Africa, Homeland Security officials said in a statement

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The birds were taken from the passenger, whose name was not released, and quarantined before being transferred to the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services.

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