Smugglers use Nintendo cartridges to transport live spiders

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Police seize live spiders being smuggled in bootleg Nintendo cartridges

Who does that?

 

Audrey Browning

Internet Culture

Published May 11, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 2:42 pm CDT

Mexican police seized a package of bootleg video game cartridges someone was attempting to transport from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Hanover, Maryland.

What was wrong with the games? They were being used to smuggle—wait for it—live spiders

 

Smugglers use Nintendo cartridges to transport live spiders
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The actual video of the incident is really out of focus, but luckily contains no spiders creeping around.

A total of 73 plastic tubes—each containing a live spider—were hidden within 10 cartridges, headed to the U.S. The package was seized because it did not have the proper documentation. 

We have so many questions. First off: Why? 

H/T Kotaku

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*First Published: May 11, 2017, 5:40 pm CDT