Quarantine officers found seven Giant African snails believed to have arrived with containers from Wallis and Futuna at the Suva Wharf yesterday.
Helicidae: Theba pisana
CBP agriculture specialists found on the bottom of another container 18 white snails and sent them to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for identification. The snails were identified as a threat to grain or citrus crops and were a quarantined as a significance pest. As a precaution, CBP placed salt around the container and issued an Emergency Action Notification to the shipper requiring re-exportation of the container to Australia.