Australia Seizes Squirrels Smuggled on Plane from Bali

Brisbane, A man was intercepted at an

Australian airport after flying from Indonesia with two live squirrels

smuggled in his luggage, local authorities said.

The Australian resident may face criminal charges after the

animals were detected at Brisbane Airport last week. Both squirrels

were put down after being deemed a biosecurity risk, Australian

authorities said.

The squirrels allegedly travelled in checked-in luggage from

Bali, which is about six hours by plane from Brisbane and a popular

holiday destination for Australians. Authorities have not named a

possible motive.

People who violate Australia’s biosecurity laws face fines or up to

five years in prison, according to the Australian Border Force, the BBC

news reported.

Source: Oman News Agency