Sao Paulo - Customs at Sao Paulo's international airport
said on Tuesday they had impounded a cargo containing a ton of human hair from
India worth about $400 000.
The importer declared the value of cargo - long pony
tails held together with elastic bands and packed into boxes - "as just
$15 000", a customs spokesperson told AFP.
"But during inspection it turned out the true value
is $400 000."
Customs also said the importer "was not the real
intended recipient of the human hair cargo".
The spokesperson did not reveal who the intended
But he urged "consumers of this type of product
always to ensure if the supplier respects National Sanitary Surveillance Agency
requirements" on sterilizing and disinfecting imported hair.