Pigeon Smuggler Tried To Bring Birds Into Australia Via Pants

03/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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A man has been caught with two pigeons stuffed in his trousers after he got off a flight from Dubai to Melbourne.

Australian customs officials say the live birds were wrapped in padded envelopes and held to the man's legs by a pair of tights under his trousers.

Officials also found two eggs in a vitamin container in the man's luggage.

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