March 28, 2007

EU Observers at Gaza Border Catch Woman Smuggling Crocodiles

From EU Observers at Gaza Border Catch Woman Smuggling Crocodiles: A woman with three crocodiles strapped to her waist was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border on Thursday after a body search by a female European border guard turned up the animals, each about 20 inches long, concealed underneath her loose robe, according to Maria Telleria, spokeswoman for the observers who run the crossing. Wael Dahab, a spokesman for the Palestinian guards at the crossing, said another woman tried to bring in a monkey tied to her chest, and another traveler tried to smuggle in a tiger cub.