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70 finches seized at airport may have been bound for gambling

NEW YORK: Customs agents at a New York airport have arrested a bird smuggler who had hidden 70 live finches inside multi-colored hair rollers he had brought from Guyana and may have been bound for a gambling ring, federal officials said on Thursday. A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agriculture specialist at John F. Kennedy International Airport made the discovery on Saturday, during an inspection of the unidentified male passenger’s luggage. The smuggled birds may have been destined for sale to Guyanese immigrants for…