dusseldorf - Customs at the airport of Düsseldorf in Germany discovered 22 tarantulas in a suitcase. A 48-year-old man from Essen had brought the animals from Paraguay and tried to smuggle the spiders into Germany.
He had not taken into account the X-ray equipment of the border surveillance. While the man did not notice that, his suitcase was scanned with customs detecting the plastic boxes with spiders.
When he was asked what was in the suitcase, he was only talking about 'personal matters. 'But when the livestock came on the table, he acknowledged to be a bird spider breeder.