A Man Smuggled Live Birds Into Miami In His What!?

by Eric

This may be one of those things that you just have to shake your head at.  The Twitter account for Customs and Border Patrol tweeted earlier to indicate that a male traveling from Havana to Miami was arrested after CBP agents discovered live birds in his “groin area.”  Yes, you read that right, his groin area.


As the man was landing at Miami International Airport on January 9, 2016, he was selected for inspection.  During the inspection, officers found six birds in a “fanny bag” and three birds in his groin area.  According to the CBP’s reporting of the incident:

The individual was arrested and the birds were turned over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Miami Quarantine Station.  The smuggling of live animals into the United States is illegal per federal law.

Sometimes you just have to wonder what someone was thinking!

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JonW January 28, 2016 - 3:58 am

No surprises here – in Australia the colloquial name for Speedos has always been “budgie* smugglers”

*I think you call budgies parakeets in the US

Eric January 28, 2016 - 6:37 am

Now it makes sense. An Australian in Cuba smuggling parakeets into Miami! 😉


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