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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Man arrested for attempting to smuggle nine live birds through airport security by hiding them in his pants

Passenger arrested at Miami airport for trying to smuggle nine live birds 
U.S. Customs found three birds in his pants and six in his fanny pack
The birds were turned over to the the Department of Agriculture in Miami  

PUBLISHED: 14:48, 27 January 2016 | UPDATED: 06:05, 28 January 2016

A passenger who was traveling from Cuba to Miami was arrested after he was caught trying to smuggle live birds in his pants. 

The man had just arrived from Havana when U.S. Customs and Border Protection searched him at the Miami International Airport. 

Customs agents found six exotic birds in his fanny pack and three more hidden in his groin area.

A man attempted to smuggle nine live birds into Miami. He had six birds in his fanny pack and three in his pants

Agents selected the man for further examination and during inspection they discovered the passenger was carrying the birds 

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s, Homeland Security Investigations and US Fish and Wildlife Service were on-site for the investigation that occurred on January 9.

Agents selected the individual for further examination and during inspection, they discovered that the passenger was concealing the nine birds, according to the US Customs and Border Protection

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