01/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

3 Charred Monkeys Found In Luggage At Dulles Airport

Customs officials searching the bags of an African man who flew into Dulles International Airport on Friday discovered three charred monkeys in his luggage, as well as pounds of deer meat and dried beef, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials said today.

The man was traveling from the Central African Republic, a small country north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and voluntarily admitted he was carrying the meat when asked by Customs officers whether he had any agricultural products -- a standard question for foreign travelers in airports, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Steve Sapp.

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