Friday, September 4, 2015   

Skulls found inside teddy bears at Mexico airport
(06-23 18:55)

Inspectors discovered two skulls and other human remains hidden inside teddy bears at a Mexico City airport shipping company.
Company employees made the find when they ran the plush bears under an x-ray machine during a routine inspection, the Mexico City public prosecutor's office said on Sunday.
The human remains "appear to have been recently exhumed,'' the office said in a statement.
Authorities contacted and arrested the man who was mailing the package, who said he bought the skills at a popular downtown Mexico City market.
The man said the skulls "are in demand abroad by people who practice santeria,'' an Afro-Caribbean syncretic religion.
Santeria, which mixes west African Yoruba traditions with Catholic rites, grew out of the slave trade to the Americas and is practiced in the Caribbean as well as places like Florida and Brazil.
The statement did not say where the teddy bears were being mailed to. --AFP   
Other World breaking news:
Drone crashes into US Open tennis arena (09-04 12:11)
Britain's Cameron bends to public will over migrants (09-04 11:49)
Indian student in UK objects to refugees (09-04 11:45)
American duo convicted of sexually assaulting German girl (09-04 11:40)
Choking danger triggers Kraft Singles cheese slice recall (09-04 11:13)
Fishery group unable to get deal on bluefin tuna catch (09-03 15:51)
13 migrants die off Malaysia's shores (09-03 15:07)
Fire holds up flights at Moscow airport (09-03 15:05)
Sri Lankan Tamil lawmaker named speaker of parliament (09-03 13:24)
Guatemala president faces arrest over fraud accusations (09-03 11:52)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.