When it comes to illegal smuggling, criminals will try to push anything for a profit. Money is the goal, and it doesn’t matter who or what is being transported; if there is money to be made, you’d better believe that they will go to whatever lengths they can to cash in.
Unfortunately, much of the time, animals are the illegal cargo. In certain areas of the world, particular species sell for extraordinary prices on the black market, as immoral as it may seem to traffic them.
A large truck carrying tons of freight was stopped at the Chinese border, recently. After officials became suspicious about what was on board, they decided to take a look inside. What they found was deeply disturbing.
Crossing between countries, even without lots of stowage, can be a process. Border crossing always warrants a thorough investigation.
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Everyday, tons of products are shipped in huge cargo trucks. Most of the time, it’s perfectly legal things traveling from warehouse to warehouse.
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But, sometimes, it contains illegal freight, such as narcotics. The drugs can be molded into shapes resembling actual items to throw off police.
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Border officials are well aware of the potential criminal activity that they could encounter. They are well-trained to handle any situation that may arise.
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A large cargo truck was stopped by officials at the Chinese border, recently. The paperwork that the driver gave to border patrol was slightly inaccurate, which raised suspicions.
When officials checked the back of the truck, at first seemed like everything was okay. But, they wanted a closer look to be sure.
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Police ordered the cargo to be unloaded and inspected to ensure it wasn’t anything illegal. There was a lot to go through, but they needed to be certain there wasn’t anything unlawful product slipping into the country.
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It took a large team of workers to help. Everyone on duty was required to examine the boxes closely.
When police finally uncovered the horrifying products being transported, the driver was immediately arrested. He wasn’t the only one involved, however, and police wanted to get to the bottom of this operation.
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Watch the video to see what border patrol uncovered in the back of the truck.
(Warning: may be disturbing to some viewers.)
The illegal transporting of animals needs to stop. Hopefully, authorities will continue to crack down on this practice so we can put an end to it once and for all.
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