Read more about the article Smuggler Seized With Ancient GBP 1.2 Million Mosaic Of Virgin Mary From Time Of Christ
Photo shows 2,000-year-old mosaic of Virgin Mary, undated. The artefact was retrieved by police while searching the home of illegal smuggler S.K. 29, who tried to sell it for TRY 50 million (GBP 1.2 million) in Manisa, Turkey. (Mehmet Ersoy/Newsflash)

Smuggler Seized With Ancient GBP 1.2 Million Mosaic Of Virgin Mary From Time Of Christ

An ancient mosaic dating back 2,000 years to the time of Christ and showing the face of the Virgin Mary has been seized from a smuggler in Turkey who was…

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Read more about the article Customs Officials Find Nine Tortoises Hidden In Man’s Underwear
Customs seizes nine Leopard Tortoises that a passenger tied up in his crotch at the Luohu Port in Shenzhen, China, undated. The man's walking posture was abnormal. (Customs/AsiaWire)

Customs Officials Find Nine Tortoises Hidden In Man’s Underwear

Surprising moment when customs officers who decide to check a suspicious-looking man discover he has not just one but nine tortoises hidden in his underpants. The eagle-eyed customs officials noticed…

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Read more about the article Surprise Find For Customs Officials As Passenger Tries To Smuggle 63 Reptiles
Photo shows turtles found inside the baggage of a passenger at the airport in Hong Kong on April 1, 2024. The seized 63 turtles have a market value of HKD 819,000 (GBP 83,336). (Hong Kong Customs/AsiaWire)

Surprise Find For Customs Officials As Passenger Tries To Smuggle 63 Reptiles

Looking like giant Easter eggs wrapped up in tape, customs officials have seized 63 live turtles from a passenger arriving on a flight from Malaysia. The turtles, which have not…

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Read more about the article Customs Detect Venomous Emperor Scorpion In Timber Shipment
Customs find a live African venomous scorpion during an on-site inspection of a batch of containerized logs in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, undated. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (Customs/AsiaWire)

Customs Detect Venomous Emperor Scorpion In Timber Shipment

Customs seizing a venomous emperor scorpion from a shipment of containerised timber. Footage captured in the city of Suzhou, in China's eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. Depicted two customs officers…

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