67 giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

LOS ANGELES – Airport officials intercepted a slimy package at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 67 giant African snails!

They came from Nigeria, and they were headed to someone to eat as food. However, these specific snails are not allowed in the U.S. because of parasite concerns.

The snails were destroyed.

According to officials, whoever sent them did not know they weren’t allowed in the U.S.

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