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Two Women Walked Into An Airport
They had an agenda and were determined to get through customs. With each step they took, they became more and more nervous. What if someone discovered what they were hiding in their luggage?
They Were Traveling From Mongolia
It all seemed to be going smoothly until they got to customs, that is. Their worst fear would be to have their bags searched, but little did they know they would have to participate in a routine agriculture inspection.
Their Hearts Pounded As They Waited
United States Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport certainly had the surprise of their lives when they finished their routine search of the women's luggage.
The First Layer Unraveled As The Women Watched
Three liters of yak milk were discovered and taken by customs, but that was the least of their worries! The last thing they wanted was for customs to find what else they were hiding.
They Found 42 Pounds Of WHAT?!
Unfortunately for the two ladies, what they didn't want to be discovered was found -- 42 pounds of horse meat and 13 pounds of horse genitals!
But The Question Is, WHY?
Now, why would anyone want to smuggle 42 pounds of horse meat and 13 pounds of horse genitals into the United States? Perhaps they were trying to start a trend. Or, maybe they really like horse meat. Either way, their reasoning will be sure to shock you!
One Woman Said The Horse Genitals Were For Medicinal Purposes
People have attempted to smuggle illegal substances such as marijuana into the United States for medicinal purposes, but these women alleged the only reason they were smuggling copious amounts of horse meat was for medicinal reasons.
They Hid The Meat In The Strangest Of Places
The women put on their thinking caps and thought, "Where is the best place to hide all of this horse meat?" Their decision was to hide it in juice boxes!
Juice Box Gate
The juice boxes were cut, filled with the meat, and then taped back together. The juice boxes were subpar and did not do a good enough job of concealing them. It was all in plain sight!
Officials Said The Hidden Meat Couldn't Be More Obvious
"We open their bags and it is just sitting there staring right at us," said Stephen Sapp, the spokesman for the department. "It was not for legitimate food purposes if you're concealing it."
What Happened To The Yak Milk And All That Horse Meat?
If the meat does not have the needed certificates, then it gets incinerated. The major concern of transporting horse meat from Mongolia to the states is due to concerns of introducing animal diseases to U.S. livestock industries.
The Women Went On Their Merry Way
Travelers are allowed to bring food products from other countries on airplanes, but certain products are forbidden. The two women learned that the hard way, but were not criminally charged for attempting to smuggle the meat.
This Isn't A First For The Dulles International Airport
A passenger previously tried to sneak illegal drugs on their flight, but the drugs were hidden inside of plastic bags inside the cavity of a fully cooked chicken! The ladies should have learned from this traveler's mistakes.