New Zealand: Man caught with trousers full of fish

  • 3 September 2013
Seized fish in plastic bags
Some of the fish seized in the accused's trousers

Border officials arrested a man in New Zealand after he tried to smuggle seven live fish into the country in his trousers.

Security guards noticed water dripping down his legs at Auckland airport. The fish were in plastic bags in his trouser pockets, according to New Zealand TV.

Tuan Nguyen, 31, pleaded guilty to a charge under the Biosecurity Act when he appeared before Manukau District Court, and was fined NZ$2000 ($1565; £1000).

Judge Andree Wiltens called his actions a "clumsy attempt'' to smuggle the fish into the country. Mr Nguyen must pay the fine before returning home to Australia.

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