On Tuesday, it was people (allegedly) smuggling beetles out of Australia.
- Inside this 63-year-old man's bags investigators allegedly found a further 200 Tiger Beetles, up to 100 Water Beetles and approximately 50 other assorted beetles. The beetles were contained in glass vials concealed inside five empty yoghurt containers.
Before that, it was leaf-tailed geckos in the mail.
- After being alerted by Australia Post to a suspect express mail package bound for the Czech Republic on 14 March, Customs investigators responded and took possession of the package. Inside they found a hollowed-out book containing two adult and two baby southern leaf tail geckos.
Good on Customs for their work. But I have some questions. What type of yoghurt did the beetle-smugglers favour? And what was the title of the gecko book? These are important details.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Photos courtesy of Australian Customs Service