A human brain was seized from a Canada Post mail truck by officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., on Feb. 14.
After crossing the bridge, officers referred a Canadian mail truck for an inspection at a “centralized examination station” in nearby Marysville, Mich.
During what’s described as a “routine mail operation,” a shipment manifested as an “Antique Teaching Specimen” was targeted for inspection. CBP officers then found the package to contain a human brain specimen inside of a clear glass mason jar without any paperwork or documentation in support of its lawful entry into the United States.
The shipment originated in Toronto and was destined for Kenosha, Wisc.
“Individuals looking to import shipments such as this, need to remember that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a strict import permit program that must be adhered to,” said Area Port Director Michael Fox.