Read more about the article Customs Police Seize More Than 150 Mayan Treasures From American Travellers
Picture shows some of the pre-Hispanic Mayan pieces seized by police, undated. Stephanie Allison Jolluck, 49, and Giorgio Salvador Rossilli, 62, were arrested transporting 166 pieces Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (@PNCdeGuatemala/Newsflash)

Customs Police Seize More Than 150 Mayan Treasures From American Travellers

Two Americans have been arrested in Guatemala with 166 pre-Hispanic Mayan pieces in their vehicle and face artefact trafficking charges. The two suspects have been named as Stephanie Allison Jolluck, 49, and Giorgio Salvador Rossilli, 62. Picture shows some of the pre-Hispanic Mayan pieces seized by police. (@PNCdeGuatemala/Newsflash) They were…

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Read more about the article Airport Customs Dogs Bust Chinese Tourist Smuggling Smoked Bats In Suitcase
Photo shows dogs sniffing bags at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. A tourist from Kunming, China, was caught by sniffer dogs trying to smuggle animal carcasses into Thailand. (Department of Livestock Development/Newsflash)

Airport Customs Dogs Bust Chinese Tourist Smuggling Smoked Bats In Suitcase

A Chinese tourist has been busted smuggling smoked bats in a suitcase thanks to the acute sense of smell of airport customs dogs in Thailand. https://youtu.be/1OO7tWdJlnY Department of Livestock Development/Newsflash The unnamed tourist, who is reportedly from Kunming, a city in south-western China's Yunnan Province, was busted trying to smuggle…

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Read more about the article Customs Cops Seize Gold Bars Trafficked In Game Controllers
Picture shows an x-ray of gold bars hidden in game controllers, undated. Customs officials seized gold with a total weight of around one kilogramme during an air freight inspection at Leipzig-Halle Airport, in Germany, on July 25, 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Cops Seize Gold Bars Trafficked In Game Controllers

Customs police have seized gold bars worth more than GBP 50,000 stashed inside wireless game controllers found after airport X-Ray checks. Picture shows gold bars hidden in game controllers, undated. Customs officials seized gold with a total weight of around one kilogramme during an air freight inspection at Leipzig-Halle Airport,…

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Read more about the article Horrified Customs Cops Find Whole Roast Antelopes In Luggage
Image shows one of the two roasted antelopes, undated photo. Customs officers found the two animals during luggage check at the Munich airport in Germany. (Hauptzollamt Munchen/Newsflash)

Horrified Customs Cops Find Whole Roast Antelopes In Luggage

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…

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Read more about the article Customs Seize Elephant Foot Converted Into Velvet-Covered Box  And Posted From England
Picture shows elephant's foot seized by customs in Weil am Rhein, Germany, undated. The package from Great Britain should have reached a recipient in Switzerland. (Hauptzollamt Lörrach/Newsflash)

Customs Seize Elephant Foot Converted Into Velvet-Covered Box And Posted From England

German customs officials in Baden-Wuerttemberg have seized a giant elephant foot sent from the UK that had been converted into a tasteless, velvet-covered container before being posted to a customer in Switzerland. The illegal item, which the German customs officials said was "tasteless" and lacking the proper paperwork, had been…

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Read more about the article Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses
Customs dog found 844 dried seahorses weighing a total of around five kilograms at Leipzig-Halle Airport in June 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses

Customs officers found nearly 1,000 endangered seahorses being smuggled through an airport to be used as 'natural viagra' by bogus healers. The dried seahorses had been stashed in a freight package going through Germany's Dresden and Leipzig Airport when they were found by a sniffer dog. The 5-kilogramme (11-lb) package…

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Read more about the article Seven Kilos Of Rhino Horn Found In False Bottom Box
The 16 pieces of rhino horns weighing 6.7 kilos (14.9 lbs) which were attempted to be smuggled in the German city of Dresden. (Zoll/Newsflash)

Seven Kilos Of Rhino Horn Found In False Bottom Box

Customs officers uncovered nearly seven kilos of horn from critically endangered black rhino being trafficked through a German airport. The sickening haul - worth more than GBP 340,000 on the black market - was being sent to Vietnam. Officials at Leipzig Airport found 16 pieces of rhino horn weighing 6.7…

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Read more about the article Roasted Rodent Seized From Passengers Luggage
A cane rat, delicacy in some African countries. (Newsflash)

Roasted Rodent Seized From Passengers Luggage

Horrified customs officials seized a roasted cane rat from a passenger's luggage when he flew into Germany from Africa. The rodent - considered a bush meat delicacy in West Africa - had been packed in a cold box and still had its fur on its hide. Cane rats are heavily…

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Read more about the article Customs Seize Skinned And Roasted Protected Pangolin That Woman Wanted To Eat
The roasted pangolin, listed by the IUCN as vulnerable, which was seized by German customs officers. (Hauptzollamt Dusseldorf/Newsflash)

Customs Seize Skinned And Roasted Protected Pangolin That Woman Wanted To Eat

Customs officers at Duesseldorf Airport have seized a skinned and roasted protected pangolin that a woman from Ghana was planning to eat. The incident took place at Duesseldorf Airport, which is located in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on 12th January 2022, but the information has just been…

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Read more about the article Baffled Customs Officers Find Endangered Tortoise Skeleton In Its Shell Shipped From Switzerland As Home Decoration
The skeletonised tortoise listed by the IUCN as 'vulnerable' which was found by customs officers in the city of Augsburg in Germany. (Hauptzollamt Augsburg/Newsflash)

Baffled Customs Officers Find Endangered Tortoise Skeleton In Its Shell Shipped From Switzerland As Home Decoration

German customs officers have seized a protected tortoise skeleton along with its shell that was shipped from Switzerland to Germany as a home decoration. The officials at the Donauwoerth Customs Office located in the southern German state of Bavaria found the tortoise and its shell in a package on 19th…

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