Horrified customs officials have seized two roasted whole antelopes from an air passenger’s luggage who claimed she needed them for a “snack”.
The passenger – from Ghana, West Africa – had landed in Munich, Germany, according to reports from 11th October.
But as her bags were X-rayed, shocked officials made the grim discovery of two roasted antelope bodies crushed so they would fit in the bag.
Gruesome images show one of the antelopes with its legs crushed and twisted and its head pulled back.
The passenger reportedly claimed that she had packed the animals as a snack for the long journey and explained that antelopes are considered a delicacy in her country.
But due to animal health regulations, customs officers confiscated the antelopes for immediate destruction.
A spokesperson for the Customs Headquarters in Munich Thomas Meister said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Such a seizure is something extraordinary.”
Reports said that Ghana eats more bushmeat than any other country in the world, especially in rural areas.
Ghanaian bushmeat includes baboons, aardvarks, warthogs and rats, but also bats and duikers (antelopes).
Organisations worldwide are attempting to prevent Ghanaians from eating bushmeat in such large quantities because it can transmit diseases such as Ebola, Monkeypox, HIV and SARS.
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