please remove your leg, sir?
Airline security staff may not be looking for kittens or monkeys. But they are aware of the illegal trade in endangered reptiles. So how do you transport three iguanas across the world?
US prosecutors claim that a
Californian Jereme James stole the bright green lizards
from a nature reserve in Fiji. James then
smuggled the iguanas back to the
United States by hiding them in a special compartment in
his prosthetic leg.
This not surprising. Airline staff are not trained to say, ‘Could you please take your leg off, sir?’ And most iguana smugglers don’t have a spare leg.
Mr James now faces up to five years in prison.