A Vietnamese air passenger is facing prosecution by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) after trying to smuggle live tropical fish into New Zealand in his trouser pockets.
New Zealand Customs officials noticed the man’s cargo pants had bulging pockets with water dripping through the fabric when he arrived at Auckland airport this week from Australia.
The passenger said he was carrying water from the plane because he was thirsty.
When asked to show what was in his pockets, the passenger revealed two plastic bags containing water and seven live fish.
I’m almost impressed that he flew 10 hours with two bags of fish in water in his pockets! If only they had not leaked!No tag for this post.