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6 Human Skulls Bound For Iowa Seized At Chicago Airport
A total of 6 human skulls that were bound for Iowa from the Netherlands have been seized at Chicago’s busiest airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago found six skulls that were shipped from the Netherlands and headed to Iowa. In each package sent by the same sender, two skulls were detected. These three separate packages sent from the same person were seized after an agricultural canine unit alerted to their presence. The packages were inspected after x-rays showed anomalies.
According to a released statement it was revealed that the skulls were referred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further disposition.
“Our nation’s food supply is constantly at risk from pests and disease not known to occur in the U.S. These significant interceptions by our CBPAS at the IMF at O’Hare exemplify CBP’s continued commitment to safeguarding American agriculture,” stated LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director, Field Operations-Chicago Field Office.
It appears that the Chicago area Midway International Airport is experiencing a noticeable uptick of unusual activity in regards to customs. In the release, CBP noted that on March 8, an Agriculture canine Hitch also alerted to three packages arriving from Poland. According to the statement, the Live Moss bathmats didn’t have a USDA Permit or Phytosanitary Certificate with the shipments and they were destroyed by steam sterilization.
Cases such as these have been reported to be on the rise for the last six months. In the last six months alone U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists (CBPAS) have intercepted 1,667 agriculture shipments containing prohibited items.
Elsewhere in the country there has been an increase in attempts to smuggle in counterfeit goods. Shockingly, there have been reports of an increase in firearms and gun finds in airports across the U.S.