Detective dogs scanning the suitcases of a plane arriving from China at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, detected a suspicious suitcase. While the owner of the suitcase, which was determined to belong to a Chinese tourist, could not be reached, the security teams who opened the suitcase found 2.5 kilograms of dried bat, 4.5 kilograms of dried pork and vacuumed bacon packed inside.
Thailand Livestock Development Agency (DLD) Airport Veterinarian Rattana Mangkolanon said in a statement that it is very dangerous to bring dried pork meat into the country in this way, on suspicion of carrying the African swine flu virus and bat meat with the deadly Nipah virus. He stated that packages of mangkolanone were sent to the lab for examination. Airport police launched an investigation into the incident. (UAV)