Saturday, August 27, 2011

Man found with suitcase full of ape parts he planned to eat

A horrifying stash of ape body parts intended for use in voodoo spells has been confiscated by customs officials in Potsdam, Germany.

The haul - which included chimp heads, hands, internal organs and several penises - were discovered in the suitcase of African-born David Bueno, 41, who claimed he planned to eat them.


But contraband expert believe the parts were to be used in witchcraft and voodoo rituals where animal body parts are said to bring strength and power to believers.

A customs spokesman said: "This is increasingly common, sadly. These body parts are used in religious rites or medicine." Bueno - who was on his way back from the Congo - is facing charges of trafficking endangered species.

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