Giant Crabs at Auckland Airport

Date: 1/8/2013

Auckland Airport (New Zealand) biosecurity staff found five live crabs in a Vietnamese passenger’s luggage.
They were quite large and one crushed a pen when photos were being taken. The crabs could cause damage to New Zealand’s marine species and natural environment, or be carrying unwanted organisms. The crabs were euthanised and stored for collection on the passengers departure from New Zealand.

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