Man Nabbed at JFK Airport After Attempting to Smuggle $100,000 Worth of Birds in Hair Curlers: Prosecutors

June 18, 2019

A man was arrested at JFK Airport Sunday after attempting to smuggle into the United States 34 live birds from Guyana — concealed in plastic hair curlers, prosecutors announced.

According to a complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, Francis Gurahoo, 39 and of Connecticut, tried to smuggle dozens of finches in his carry-on luggage.

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