Travelling Light? How About 200 Pounds of Caterpillars?

An African man made it from his native country of Burkina Faso, through the airport in Istanbul and finally all the way to London’s Gatwick airport, carrying over 200 pounds of dried caterpillars in his freaking suitcase. He claimed the dead critters were his food, because that’s what those Africans eat in Burkina Faso- bugs.


From CapitalNews here:

British border officials have seized 94 kilogrammes (207 pounds) of dried caterpillars from a man who claimed they were “for personal consumption”, Britain’s interior ministry said Friday.

Officials at Gatwick Airport, south of London, found the bugs in the luggage of a 22-year-old man who flew in from Burkina Faso via Istanbul on February 23.

“When officers checked his luggage they discovered tens of thousands of dried caterpillars shrink-wrapped in cellophane, which had been packed into four hessian bags,” the interior ministry said.

“The man claimed that they were for personal consumption and that they were to be used as food.”

But the caterpillars breached British rules on importing products of animal origin and will be destroyed.

These aborted baby butterflies were probably something to be used in witchcraft.

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