Excuse me sir - is that a crocodile in your luggage?
Stumped customs officials in Poland have confiscated a three-foot-long stuffed crocodile - after discovering it in a passenger's luggage.
Customs officials in Poland have confiscated a three-foot-long (stuffed) crocodile (Picture: CEN)
Under EU law it's illegal to transport the remains of protected species without official paperwork.
But the 19-year-old passenger - travelling from Vietnam to the Ukraine - claimed the beast was in transit and from and to countries outside EU jurisdiction.
'Prosecutors are deciding if any laws were breached and if they weren't he can have his crocodile back. It seems a lot of trouble for something that is very nearly luggage itself,' said one customs official in Warsaw.
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