Officials: CT man caught smuggling $100K rare birds at JFK

A Connecticut man tried smuggling nearly three dozen live finches from Guyana through JFK Airport in his carry-on, officials say.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2019, 12:57 PM

Updated 1,807 days ago

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A Connecticut man tried smuggling nearly three dozen live finches from Guyana through JFK Airport in his carry-on, officials say.
He put 34 live singing finches into plastic hair curlers before returning from Guyana, airport officials say.
According to authorities, the man planned on selling the rare birds for $100,000 to be used in high-stakes Big Apple bird-singing competitions. 
 


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