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Man with leaking, fishy pants arrested at airport

31 August 2013, 07:29

Abuja - A Vietnamese national travelling from Australia to Auckland, New Zealand faces jail time after attempting to smuggle fish in his pants.

Airport officials became suspicious when liquid was seen seeping from the man’s bulging pockets, New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) said.

When searched, customs officers found seven fish hidden in plastic bags stuffed in his pants.

The man now faces charges under the country’s strict Biosecurity Act and is liable to pay a NZ$100 000 (N8 161 500) fine or face five years in jail.

"This appears to be a deliberate attempt to smuggle fish into the country without any consideration of the biosecurity risk involved," MPI spokesman Craig Hughes said in a statement.

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