The Guardian andboston25 News (Boston 25 News) reported that US Customs and Border Protection confirmed on the 9th that a K9 police dog at Boston’s Logan International Airport found four monkey mummies in the luggage of a passenger returning from Congo to the United States. Seized. , The passenger later admitted that he wanted to eat them. The total weight of game meat is approximately 4 kg.
US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ryan Bissett said on the 11th that on January 8 this year, a passenger returning from Congo to Boston declared that there was dried fish in his carry-on luggage. However, while passing through customs, he was attacked by the K9 police dog Buddy. (Buddy) sensed something was wrong, and upon closer inspection he discovered that they were the bodies of four dehydrated monkeys. The traveler then confessed that they were hunting meat that he wanted to eat.
Due to the prevention of disease transmission, raw meat and minimally processed meat from wild animals, also known as “bush meat” or “game”, is banned in the United States.
“The threat posed by bringing bushmeat into the United States is real,” said Julio Caravia, U.S. Customs and Border Protection regional director. “Bushmeat may contain pathogenic bacteria, including Ebola-like viruses.”
Bissett revealed that authorities have not filed any charges against the traveler because of the monkeys, but all of his luggage has been confiscated and approximately 9 pounds of bushmeat has been tagged for destruction by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.