Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What's that in your pants?

An Australian traveller raised eyebrows and the suspicions of customs officers after he was found with two live pigeons and an aubergine down his pants. (NOTE to us non-Brits: an aubergine is an eggplant.) Customs officials said the 23-year-old man was caught at Melbourne Airport following a trip to the Middle East. Officials searched the man after they discovered two eggs hidden in a vitamin container in his luggage. The pigeons were found wrapped in padded envelopes and held to each of the man's legs with a pair of tights. Officials also seized seeds in his money belt and an undeclared aubergine, but are at a loss to explain why the goods were smuggled into the country.

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