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85 songbirds die while being smuggled into United States


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man had been arrested last month at Los Angeles International Airport for attempting to smuggle 93 songbirds into the country.

All of the birds except for eight died during transit.

The Orange County Register reports ( ) 49-year-old Kurtis Law put the birds in a suitcase in Vietnam, where he has a house.

The birds were discovered while Law's suitcase went through an X-ray machine.

Law had been detained for questioning and did not claim the birds. He has been charged with smuggling goods into the country, which carries a maximum penalty...

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