Dead Birds Found In Passenger’s Luggage At Dulles Airport
The US Customs and Border Protection have seized a passenger’s luggage containing tiny dead birds at Dulles International Airport.
NBC Washington reports the passenger was on a flight from Beijing, China to D.C. and their luggage was inspected by agricultural specialists. During the search, they discovered a box containing dead birds and the passenger said they are used to feed cats.
Director of Field Operations Casey Durst said in a statement that the unknown species of bird is banned from the US due to being carriers of the bird flu:
“These dead birds are prohibited from importation to the United States as unprocessed birds pose a potentially significant disease threat to our nation’s poultry industries and more alarmingly to our citizens as potential vectors of avian influenza,”
The item was destroyed and no other information was revealed.
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