Dead birds posing as cat food confiscated at Dulles airport

Dead birds posing as cat food confiscated at Dulles airport
Agents discovered the bag of dead birds in the baggage of a passenger who was on their way to Prince George’s County, Maryland. (Source: Pixabay)

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - A package of tiny dead birds passed off as pet food was confiscated by Customs agents at a Virginia airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the package came into Dulles International Airport on a flight from Beijing on January 27.

Agents discovered the bag of dead birds in the baggage of a passenger who was on their way to Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The passenger said the package was cat food. The plastic packaging had pictures of a cat and a dog.

The birds are barred from importation to prevent the spread of avian flu.

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