Dead Birds Found In Passenger’s Luggage At Dulles Airport

Written by Deja Monet February 10, 2020
Photo Credit: BPD

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:

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“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,”

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The item was destroyed and no other information was revealed.

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