Human brain mailed from Toronto to Wisconsin seized at USA border

20 Février, 2020, 19:37 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Human brain found at the Canadian Michigan border

According to a release from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on February 14, CBP officers working at the Port Huron border crossing flagged a "Canadian mail" vehicle for inspection after it crossed the Blue Water Bridge.

It was inside a shipment labelled "Antique Teaching Specimen".

The officers opened it and found a human brain specimen inside a clear glass mason jar, the agency said in a news release.

There were no documents or paperwork that would allow the brain lawful entry into the U.S.

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The package was being transported in a Canadian mail truck from Toronto, and destined for Kenosha, Wisconsin, CBP said.

Area Port Director Michael Fox said there are strict controls on such items.

They say their specialists are in contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out what to do with the brain.

CBP agriculture specialists are now in contact with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as per "import regulations for infectious biological agents, infectious substances, and vectors for final disposition of the specimen", according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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