Wednesday 24 January 2018

Customs officials find human intestines in woman's luggage

Graz Airport
Graz Airport

Austrian customs officials were shocked to find human intestines in a woman's luggage.

The organ parts were found packed tightly in plastic containers and formaldehyde in a Moroccan woman's baggage during a recent check at the airport in the southern city of Graz, the Austrian Press Agency said.

The woman told police she had brought the intestines of her dead husband to Austria to have them examined because she thought he had been poisoned, the agency said.

The tissue is being subjected to a pathological analysis.

Pathologist Gerald Hoefler told the state broadcaster that authorities in Morocco where the man died gave the cause of death as intestinal obstruction, a diagnosis he says is plausible.

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