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Friday, July 23, 2021

US Border Agent Seizes 15 Large Snails From Nigerian Woman's Luggage.

A passenger arriving from Nigeria initially disclosed the dried beef in her suitcase, before adding 15 giant African land snails to her declaration.







The snails, which were handed over to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), can cause meningitis in humans.


They are illegal to own in the US without a permit.


Giant African land snails are among the most damaging snails in the world.
They are native to West Africa, where they are considered a delicacy but they're also known to carry a parasite with a rather menacing name: rat lungworm. This parasite can cause meningitis, an inflammatory illness that affects the brain and spinal cord.


More than 2,800 cases of the disease have been reported across 30 countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


In most cases, infected people have mild symptoms, like headaches, a stiff neck, and nausea - or no symptoms at all.

 from BBC.com

36 comments:

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    1. A whole snail of life. In fact pepper snail dey hungry me as I read dis news finish.

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    2. I’ve taken snails to America several times. As long as u Cook it and freeze it then it’s ok. I always declare it and they have never seized from me. Cook it and freeze it. That’s the key. I am sure these ones were raw or live.

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  2. lol! Well, it is what it is.

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  3. Snail? Can't remember the last time I ate that. Never knew it has all these.
    I love that dog 😊.
    Good morning Stella 😍 ❤️

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    1. dog dey hungry you to eat????????????????????? or the look

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  4. She took live snails? Perhaps she wants to breed them? E for no be bad idea sha but border protection will never allow.
    My mum usually dries snails for me to travel with but it takes so long to dry.

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    1. Adabekee She can dry it in gas oven

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    2. Me I usually cook and pepper it then freeze. Nigerians always take things a step further. Why take live snails??

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    3. Oh thank you @ most complex and anon 15.53
      I’ll let her know these alternatives

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  5. Was she carrying them live ???
    My mother dat carries all sorts when shes travelln. Be it snails(fried),stockfish,Egusi,ogbono,garri etc. Nothn she doesnt pack n she doesnt get stopped. D trick is keepn dem dry,and properly packaged.

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    1. Amarachi with C23 July 2021 at 11:08

      Her case was otherwise.

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    2. Yes dried is better and safer. No hassles..

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    3. Yes dried is better and safer. No hassles.

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  6. If dem wan seize snail, make dem seize snail; which one come be say our very delicious snail dey cause meningitis? Too much burger, potatoes and GMO foods no make their neck stiff, na our snail. Hian! Make dem no just insult our ogbonge West African snail there o. Anyway, no be their fault; na dat yeye "smuggler" woman I blame.

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  7. Snails ravaged several parts of Florida a few years ago. Huge giant African snails. The type you buy along the road to Lagos, from Benin. These guys should have just called Nigerians in Florida, to come get the snails but they choose to pay people to remove them. I so badly wanted to go to Florida then oh. I couldn’t get time off work. I would have taken the snails for free. I would have ate snail stew, snail soup, snail everything for a whole year.
    But, on a more serious note, why did the lady take live snails in?? We need to be careful before they even ban us from bringing fried or dried snails.

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    1. Anon 09:59....I would have *eaten* not.... would have 'ate' snail stew...

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  8. Lol. They seized the snail cos somewhere in Florida the snail population couldn't be controlled due to a tourist/immigrant or citizen brought it from his/her home country to breed. After then the USA started banning snails

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  9. Which snail abeg?
    We need to sue these people laikaidis.
    Why do they always condemn things that came from African Soil, something still alive and fresh yet they suddenly see how it causes meningitis. BUt, our people will quickly ignore our products here and embraced theirs. Mscheew!!!

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    1. Na to sue them sure pass. See as I don provoke for here laikdiz. Dem go carry our Eze-snail go n*ck their own slay-snail now to produce hybrid-snail. Dem go come talk say that their own dey cure kwashiorkor. Ndi iberibeism😠.

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    2. Please be enlightened people, if they say snails may carry parasites that can lead to meningitis then it must be true because if they didn't carry out a research, they will not say such! Don't be quick to think that oyibos are condemning you or your culture. The takeaway from this is that anyone eating snails must make sure it is properly cleaned and cooked through to avoid risk of infection. I'm certain a lot of people may have gotten meningitis from snail and died in Africa/Nigeria but since doctors will likely not even detect the cause of illness (no offense doctors) and hardly any autopsies to determine cause of death...

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    1. The offence for reduce abi?πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Those border people no get joy.

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  11. Abeg who don eat Snail Nkwobi for here ooo! It is da bomb! Even as I dey talk sef e dey hungry me ooo! Make the US Authorities send the snails 🐌come Nigeria we go collect am LIVE AND DIRECT! Snail lovers abeg gather here for pics! Chakam! I don snap

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    1. If I no chop peppered snail, wetin I gain for this life? Based on this your recommendation, I'll also try the snail nkwobi soon. But make this your hype no be like where Stellz dey shout "Wow! OMG!" o.

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    2. πŸ™ŽπŸ™ŽπŸ™ŽπŸ™Ž

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    3. Amarachi with C23 July 2021 at 11:09

      E dey hungry me dye! How can snail do all these things. Oyibo people and their findings.

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  12. Big big grammar untop snail, nawa ooooo

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    1. Cool down ooo! LIFE NO HARD!! No be we do you.Carry your frustration comot for this post!

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  13. This posts comment section scares me. Our lack of comprehension and disregard for rule of law when it doesnt suit us is something else.

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    1. It's the educated illiterates that make up the greater percentage of our society.
      Pity.

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  14. Chai a whole snail, these oyibo are missing alot

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  15. Snail is an intermediate host of some parasites like flukes and roundworms. These parasites
    cause diseases in human beings.🐌

    Pigs is also intermediate host of influenza viruses and tapeworm which cause diseases in mankind yet whites and Asians eat pork, bacon etc. 🐷

    Jews do not eat these unclean animals as God commanded through Moses.

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    1. Did u read the article at all?.
      You didnt see their major scare was meningitis?
      Unlike you, these people like to prevent things no be to dey sing had I know when it happens.
      They were talking about live snails that they dont know if na inside gutter you breed am.
      It states there that you must have a license to BREED yours. Which will come with health checks etc.

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  16. The woman shouldn't have carried live snails to the US since they are contraband products.

    However, it should be notes that; there are different types of Giant African Land snails.
    The Achatina fulica (AF)
    The Achatina achatina (AA) and
    The Archachatina marginata (AM)

    Amongst these 3 species; the Achatina fulica (AF) also called the garden snail are very voracious and pose as a big threat to our green gardens.

    Howbeit, it should be noted that AM and AA can be kept as pet because they are less voracious.

    Finally, Water snails serves as intermediate host to lungworm and NOT our precious Giant Land snails while snails breed under an hygienic natural environment are safe for consumption.

    You can read more insightful snail articles on our website. (www.ngsnails.com)

    SNAIL MEATS ARE HEALTHY MEAT!.

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  17. No no no, this can't change the love I have for peppered snail.
    No na
    Las Las, while cooking, all those parasites or whatsoever, will due in the process

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