Customs and Border Protection said agricultural experts discovered. The aquaponics while screening a bag at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Customs and Border Protection agents made quite the aquatic discovery during. A routine international baggage inspection at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last week.
CBP agricultural experts were X-raying bags. Re-entering the United States after being separated from. Their owners when they found what was determined to be the skull of a juvenile dolphin, CBP said in a news release.
The smuggling of certain wildlife, including marine mammals and products made from them. Is “subject to import and export prohibitions, restrictions. Permits or certification as well as other requirements,” CBP said.
“Possession of wildlife items, especially protected animals. Is prohibited,” said Area Port Director Robert Larkin. “We take wildlife poaching seriously. And work closely with our federal partners at the US Fish. And Wildlife Service to protect wildlife and their habitats.” “The Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the skull for further investigation.
CBP encouraged travelers to be aware of regulations. Before attempting to smuggle wildlife items. Into the United States “to avoid fines, seizure and even arrest.”
It is not known who the owner of the bag is and whether any charges will be filed against him.