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Mummified Monkey, Elephant Steaks Discovered at LAX

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Some of the illegal items seized at LAX.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A dead Macaque primate was among several odd discoveries at LAX the past four days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Monday.

The prohibited Macaque from Indonesia was declared as a gift and addressed to North Port, Florida when it was seized by agents.

On May 9, nearly half a pound of elephant meat from a protected wildlife species from Thailand and destined to Fresno was intercepted.

Officials also discovered 387 illegal snake, lizard and crocodile skin handbags from a passenger who arrived from Nigera at LAX May 6.

All seized items were turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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