Read more about the article LOST AND IMPOUND: 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)

LOST AND IMPOUND: 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. 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…

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Read more about the article SOME-FIN FISHY: 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)

SOME-FIN FISHY: 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 BUG OFF: US Customs Seize Herbal Tea That Contained Rampant Moth Pest Eggs
Moth encountered at Detroit Metropolitan Airport considered to be the first encounter of the species since 1912. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Newsflash)

BUG OFF: US Customs Seize Herbal Tea That Contained Rampant Moth Pest Eggs

US customs officials have seized eggs from a moth species being smuggled in as herbal tea that have not been seen in the country for more than 100 years. The species is from the family Pyralidae, one of the most rampant crops pests in the world. The eggs were discovered…

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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 US Customs Seize Shipments Of Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Sent From China
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pittsburgh seized 70 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards shipped from China in September 2021. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Newsflash)

US Customs Seize Shipments Of Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Sent From China

US customs officials in Pittsburgh have seized two shipments of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards that were sent from China. The first package of 20 fake cards was seized in the city of Pittsburgh on 24th August after US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials determined they appeared low-quality and were…

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