U.S Govt Intercepts World’s Most Damaging Snail Inside Bag Of Nigerian Traveler

A slow and slimy Giant African Snail has been intercepted by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA.

According to a press release on the CBP’s website, the snail was found on November 8 courtesy an alert raised by a security dog - CBP Beagle “MOX” - to a traveler’s bag after arriving on a flight from Nigeria.

It is reported that apart from the live Giant African Snail, prohibited items such as goat meat, cow skins, melon seeds, and vegetables were found in the traveling bag. 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Giant African Snail (GAS), is one of the most damaging snails in the world because it consumes at least 500 types of plants. 

It is said that it thre@tens U.S. agricultural resources and causes extensive d@mage to tropical and sub-tropical environments.  The highly invasive Giant African Snail also poses a serious health risk to humans because it carries a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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