Pet Cockroaches Seized By Customs - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Pet Cockroaches Seized By Customs

Published September 19, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Tollstjóri

Icelandic Customs Officers recently seized 3 Madagascar cockroaches in a plastic container, reports RÚV.

A foreign traveller brought them over and was stopped at the airport on his way into the country and informed the Customs Officers that they were his pets.

His fiancé had convinced him to take them along so that he would not be bored while staying in Iceland.

Importing living animals into Iceland is illegal, so the gentleman’s pet roaches were confiscated by the authorities.

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