UK: Liverpool Airport security tightens on imported monkey meat fears
Security was stepped up at Liverpool Airport last night [Tuesday] after fears were raised that monkey and ape meat is being smuggled into the UK from tropical countries. Around 5.5 tonnes of the meat, which is a delicacy in Western and Central Africa, is smuggled through British airports every year according to research conducted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The majority of this is carried in suitcases and sometimes hand luggage.
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