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Smuggler straps fish to neck
17th June 2019

By Sandra Pearce

A Vietnamese man has been arrested at an Australian airport after trying to smuggle a rare and expensive fish into the country by strapping it to his neck.

The Vietnamese national, 34, was selected for baggage examination after arriving at Adelaide airport from a Malaysian flight.

When Australian Border Force officers began searching the man, he allegedly produced the bag containing the red Asian arowana, a species controlled under the international Convention in Trade of Endangered Species, reports the Daily Mail.