U.S. officials arrest person for attempting to smuggle nine live birds into Miami 01/27/2016 11:43 am PST Comments Customs and Border Patrol via WPMT: MIAMI -- (WMPT/CNN) -- U.S. Customs arrested a man they say tried smuggling live birds in his pants. The man was a passenger on a flight from Cuba to Florida. Customs and Border Patrol Agents took the man into custody on January ninth at Miami International Airport. Officials say the passenger was concealing six exotic birds in a fanny pack and three more in his groin area. The birds were turned over the Department Of Agriculture's Miami quarantine station. It is a violation of federal law to smuggle live animals into the U.S. FULL STORY: U.S. officials arrest person for attempting to smuggle nine live birds into Miami - WPMT #Florida #Miami #Smuggling Related Stories CWD investigates the billion-dollar business of exotic-animal smuggling Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.