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bijou
11-27-2008, 11:39 AM
Officers at Munich airport put the airmail parcel from South Africa aside when they noticed a foul smell coming from it.

But they were horrified when they cut it open and discovered the decaying skull, covered in live maggots.

The stench was so bad that officers were forced to evacuate the room to get some fresh air, before it was handed over to a specialist disposal firm.

It is thought that the sender and the addressee on the package could face legal action over the incident because primates are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Thomas Meister, spokesman for the airport's main customs office, said: "We could smell it, and that was not something for sensitive noses. That's why we opened it in the first place.

"The maggots were crawling out of the package. Some officers had to leave the room and take a deep breath of fresh air outside because it was so bad.

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He added that it was not the first bizarre animal find at the office.

"Last time we found a half-meter long crocodile skull that had been made into a lamp," he said.
link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3529227/Rotting-monkey-head-found-at-customs.html)

I'd be quite interested to see the croc skull lamp. :D

submarinepainter
11-27-2008, 09:00 PM
link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3529227/Rotting-monkey-head-found-at-customs.html)

I'd be quite interested to see the croc skull lamp. :D

me too...........