Germany: Customs officials find roasted antelopes in Ghanaian’s bag￼
Customs officials in Munich, Germany, confiscated two roasted whole antelopes found inside an air passenger’s luggage from Ghana.
The passenger – a Ghanaian woman claimed she needed them as a ‘snack’ after the officials found the carcass when she was checked through security and customs at the airport.
As her bag was x-rayed, officials were shocked to see two roasted antelope bodies crushed so they would fit inside the bag.
The passenger explained to customs that antelopes are considered a delicacy in her country and claimed that she had packed the animals as a snack for the long journey.
But due to the animal health regulations in Germany, custom officers were required to confiscate the antelope for immediate destruction.
A spokesperson for the Customs Headquarters in Munich Thomas Meister said in a statement: “Such a seizure is something extraordinary.”
Antelope meat is highly popular and is served like any other meat dish. Antelope meat can be served as a stew, made into meatballs, or as a kebab. But it is most well known to be hunted and either smoked or dried.