Mummified Monkey, Elephant Steaks Discovered 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.