Live Spiders Found Smuggled Inside Bootleg Nintendo Cartridges

Mexico’s Federal Police yesterday intercepted a shipment of contraband goods headed for the US at Guadalajara Airport. Inside was not drugs, or weapons, but vials full of live spiders hidden inside what look like fake Famicom games.

As Cronica report, authorities opened a box that contained ten cartridges with labels like Jurassic Park and Robocop 2. There were 73 tubes stashed inside the hollow top section of each plastic case, each one containing a live spider.

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Here’s video of the seizure that is mercifully out of focus:

The spiders were headed for Hanover, Maryland. if you’re from Hanover, Maryland and are reading this, I want to know why someone in your area would risk a horror movie storyline like this.

Via Remk @ NeoGAF

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