Ireland: A dried bat, moose horn and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people have tried to smuggle into Ireland by post - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

IrelandA dried bat, moose horn and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people have tried to smuggle into Ireland by post

10:45  09 september  2019
10:45  09 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Teeth from 1840s shed new light on Irish Famine diets

Teeth from 1840s shed new light on Irish Famine diets Teeth from 1840s shed new light on Irish Famine diets

A total of 37 crocodile or alligator teeth from the United States were discovered in a parcel during the same month. A horse’s tail, a dried bat , a moose horn and 37 crocodile teeth were among the strange items people tried to smuggle into the State by post during the past two years.

However, some things that people try to sneak through security make you scratch your head in wonder. The traveler had planned to give the chihuahua to a friend in Ireland as a gift, but intended to bypass quarantine laws. Most of the bushmeat was smoked and arrived as dried carcasses.

A dried bat, moose horn and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people have tried to smuggle into Ireland by post © James F. Mattil Moose horn was seized by Customs teams at An Post

A horse's tail, a dried bat, a moose horn and 37 crocodile teeth were among the strange items people have tried to smuggle into the State by post during the past two years.

The contraband came from countries including Cameroon, Indonesia, India and Japan, and was seized by Customs' anti-smuggling teams at An Post's Portlaoise mail centre.

All animal-related imports must undergo a veterinary inspection before entering the jurisdiction, while the movement of certain species is banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

People smugglers jailed after attempts to transport Georgian nationals into UK through Ireland

People smugglers jailed after attempts to transport Georgian nationals into UK through Ireland People smugglers jailed after attempts to transport Georgian nationals into UK through Ireland

Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large semiaquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

12 Bizarre, Illegal Items That People Actually Tried To Smuggle . Live pigeons are pictured, stuffed into the tights of a man, at Melbourne International Airport in this February 1 2009 picture Hong Kong officials this week seized more than million worth of illegal ivory, rhino horns , and leopard skins

A package containing 89 dried insects was intercepted by the Customs Division of Revenue in Portlaoise in May 2018. The parcel had been posted from Cameroon, where insects are a popular delicacy.

In July 2018, anti-smuggling personnel seized a package containing two exotic beetles, which were alive when they reached the mail centre, having survived the long journey from Japan.

A total of 37 crocodile or alligator teeth from the US were discovered in a parcel during the same month, while a dozen eggs from the US were also seized the next day.

A horse's tail and a calf rawhide from Australia were seized separately at the mail centre on the same date in June 2017. A moose horn from Canada was intercepted two months later.

Other animal-related seizures during 2017 and 2018 included a dried bat from Indonesia, and seven "bird cape feathers" from India.

Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender

Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender A couple in the UK has revealed they are refusing to announce their baby’s gender in a bid to protect them from ‘unconscious gender bias’. 

From chicken to chocolate icing, take a look at the creative places people attempted to hide drugs. A Customs and Border Protection officer arrested a Mexican man as he tried to walk on foot through In February 2016, a 40-year-old man was caught trying to smuggle prescription drugs into an upstate

Tons of African bushmeat are smuggled into the U.S., some of it festering with a deadly virus. Internal documents show that from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency confiscated over 69,000 different bushmeat items , with seizures ranging from dried bat to smoked

In 2016, a consignment of eight alligator heads, an active bird's nest, and a package containing up to 4,000 live bees were seized at the mail centre.

At Dublin Airport during the same year, a hippo's tusk and a crocodile head were among the animal-related items seized.

A spokesperson for Revenue said officers "carry out X-rays and physical examinations based on risk assessment".

MORE NEWS:

Irish athlete killed in car crash (Irish Mirror)

Boris in Dublin for talks with Varadkar amid Brexit crisis (The Journal)

Met Éireann predicts roasting hot end to week (Irish Mirror)

Irish flights affected after British Airways cancels UK services over pilot pay dispute (The Journal)

Newly engaged Britons 'held in French jail after migrant found in car'.
A newly engaged British couple holidaying in France claim they were held in a police cell for two days after being wrongly accused of trying to smuggle a migrant in the boot of their car. Sam Hemingway, 23, and Jordan Valentine, 20, were returning from their engagement trip in June when police at the ferry port in Calais found the migrant, thought to be a 16-year-old Iranian. The couple say they did not know the teenager was stowed away in their car and were "just as shocked" as the police to find him. They claim they were held in separate cells without any food or access to a lawyer.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 2
This is interesting!