The Bureau of Customs-NAIA prevents another attempt of illegal wildlife trade by intercepting 119 live tarantulas concealed inside rubber shoes in DHL warehouse last October 28, 2020.  The parcel, declared as “buty” or polish word for shoes, was shipped by a certain “Michal Krolicki” from Poland to a consignee in General Trias, Cavite. Through the vigilance of Customs operatives and examiners, the package yielded suspicious images, and was subjected to physical examination. Customs examiners uncovered different species of live tarantulas in individual plastic vials. The seized tarantulas were immediately turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit (DENR WTMU) on October 29 for proper handling and disposal. (MNS photo)