Bad bet: 70 finches seized at U.S. airport may have been bound for gambling

Live finches are seen concealed within hair rollers following passenger inspection at John F. Kennedy Airport in this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in New York, U.S., on December 13, 2018. U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Handout via REUTERS

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Customs agents at a New York airport have arrested a bird smuggler who had hidden 70 live finches inside multi-colored hair rollers he had brought from Guyana and may have been bound for a gambling ring, federal officials said on Thursday. A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agriculture specialist at John […]

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