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Traveler tried to import mummified monkey remains: CBP

Mummified monkey remains

U.S. Customs and Border Protection K9 Buddey sniffed out a package containing mummified monkey remains which are known as a type of bushmeat at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Jan. 8, 2024, authorities said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said they caught a traveler trying to sneak mummified monkey remains into the country at Boston‘s airport.

CBP agency issued a press release Friday that said on Jan. 8, K9 Buddey was screening luggage from Delta flight 225 from Paris to Logan International Airport. The dog alerted his handler to a specific bag, they said.

The bag’s owner allegedly claimed there was only dried fish inside, but agents investigated further. Inside they found the dead and dehydrated bodies of four monkeys along with dried fish, authorities said.

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