Customs: Bird Smuggler Caught At JFK With Bag Full Of Finches https://t.co/uEt5phdLXC— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) March 13, 2018
I guess people really do smuggle anything and everything.
We've all heard about drug smuggling and arms smuggling, but, apparently, there is also wing smuggling.
Sorry, that was bad...
Anyways, a man was caught at JFK trying to smuggle 20 finches into country using plastic tubes.
The Guyanese national had his birds confiscated, was fined $300, refused entry into the country, and scheduled to be sent back to Guyana.
If you're wondering why it is so important that we keep a few pet birds out of the country, it's pretty much because they can cripple our entire agricultural system with their viral and bacterial diseases.
Yea, kind of a big deal.
Read the full story at CBS New York