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.
An arriving passenger was stoped by @CBP Agiculture Specialists trying to illegally smuggle 70 Live Finches through #JFK— CBP New York City (@CBPNewYorkCity) December 12, 2018
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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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