Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dinosaur egg smuggler caught red-handed

A dinosaur’s egg, a mammoth’s tusk and rock crystal were among items a Pole tried to smuggle from Mongolia to Russia and later to Poland.

The smuggler was detained at the Siberian border after customs officers had examined his car with x-ray apparatus and discovered boxes with the contraband.

The man claimed that he had been asked by his friend to deliver the boxes to Poland and did not know what was their content – which is why he did not declare the items.

Prosecutors are looking at the case and legal action will be taken against the smuggler.