Customs Busts Traveler Smuggling 70 Live Finches Through JFK in Hair Rollers: CBP

On Saturday, U. S. Customs and Border Protection stopped a passenger arriving from Guyana and discovered they were carrying 70 live birds hidden in hair rollers in a black duffel bag.

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A U. S. Customs and Border Protection photo shows the finches hidden in hair rollers.
The passenger had the 70 birds in a black duffel.
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The finches were detained under quarantine and turned over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services
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