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Old 05-06-09, 10:47 AM
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Birdbrain! Smuggler held at airport with 12 rare songbirds strapped to his socks

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When customs officials at Los Angeles International Airport spotted feathers and bird droppings on one passenger's shoes they were immediately suspicious.
Note:The Smugglers Name Is DONG.

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I was wondering what was up with that picture.
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I'm surprised they don't suffocate of get crushed if he crosses his legs.
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Re: Birdbrain! Smuggler held at airport with 12 rare songbirds strapped to his socks

Originally Posted by dollfins1 View Post
Note:The Smugglers Name Is DONG.
First name is DING Sony.
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Re: Birdbrain! Smuggler held at airport with 12 rare songbirds strapped to his socks

Is he still in custody, or did he fly the coop?
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Re: Birdbrain! Smuggler held at airport with 12 rare songbirds strapped to his socks

I Believe He Turned Stool Pigeon For A Lighter Sentence.
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Sang like a canary, eh?
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Well, he's certainly barking up the wrong tree. Perhaps he should consider a new career if he wants to make moo-la as this one seems to be a cat-astrophe. Next time: plan better and don't horse around so much and your plan won't be as fishy!
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I wonder if this will spark a new fashion trend.
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Re: Birdbrain! Smuggler held at airport with 12 rare songbirds strapped to his socks

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I'm surprised they don't suffocate of get crushed if he crosses his legs.
Not all that uncommon. CBP seizes lots of birds among other animals. The profits potential is so high the smugglers do not care about a few casualties.

Of course they also don't care about bird bourne diseases, ticks, mites and invasive species.
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Sons a bitches!!
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What really gets me is the ingenuity and detail that goes into making something like this. Why can't we get people like this working for the forces of good?
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
What really gets me is the ingenuity and detail that goes into making something like this. Why can't we get people like this working for the forces of good?
You would be amazed at what dishonest people will try.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/...s/may_2009.xml

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/...april_2009.xml


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Old 05-06-09, 06:49 PM
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12 on his socks, eh? I wonder how many he had up his butt.
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Re: Birdbrain! Smuggler held at airport with 12 rare songbirds strapped to his socks

Originally Posted by dollfins1 View Post
I Believe He Turned Stool Pigeon For A Lighter Sentence.
He had to do something to keep him out of Sing Sing.
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i bet his favorite bird is now the swallow.
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