Human brain seized by border protection
NEW YORK - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers say they seized a human brain in Michigan on Valentine's Day.
They say the brain was in an international mail shipment at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron.
Officers stopped a Canadian mail truck for an inspection. During the routine mail operation, they say they came across a shipment manifested as an "Antique Teaching Specimen".
Upon opening the shipment, CBP officers found the package to contain a human brain specimen inside of a clear glass mason jar without any paperwork or documentation.
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The shipment from Toronto, Canada was headed for Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The brain specimen is being investigated by the CDC for any potential infectious biological agents, infectious substances, and a decision on what to do with the specimen.