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Australian Customs seized 340,000 potential pest, disease-ridden items entering the country

Australian Customs seized 340,000 potential pest, disease-ridden items entering the country

A barbequed rat, goat foetuses, duck tongues and lizard's feet were among 340,000 items confiscated at the border last year, according to the latest data from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

GRAPHIC WARNING: This story includes photos of a goat foetus and skinned frogs.

Nearly a third of the items were seized at Sydney Airport.

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said biosecurity officers shouldered a big responsibility.

Among the other unusual items intercepted at Sydney Airport, were cooked eggs, chickens' feet and skinned frogs.

Source: www.abc.net.au
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