Moroccan woman takes late husband's bowels on flight to Austria

Austrian airport officials made the "strangest find of the past year" after discovering a man's intestines being taken through customs by a female passenger.

The Moroccan woman was taking her late husband's bowels to Austria to test whether they revealed any signs of poisoning, according to a report Sunday by local newspaper Kleine Zeitung, and confirmed by an official at the Finance Ministry, which is responsible for imports.

She was carrying his remains in a plastic box under her clothing at Graz airport.

According to the newspaper, the woman's husband had died in a Morocco hospital, and she was convinced that he had been poisoned.

A criminal investigation into the incident would not be "relevant," a police spokesman said.

Last update: Sun, 25/09/2016 - 17:27

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