(TAIWAN NEWS) -- After visiting China, a Taiwanese woman was caught on Friday (Jan. 11) trying to smuggle 24 gerbils under her skirt at customs checkpoint on Taiwan's outer island of Kinmen, reported UDN.
While carrying out routine inspections at Shuitou Port in Kinmen, Coast Guard officials, a woman surnamed Wu was spotted walking rather awkwardly and upon closer inspection, she was found to have strapped 24 gerbils to her legs. When questioned about the reason for carrying so many of the rogue rodents in her pants, she claimed she had taken them for friends, but could not explain who they were.
According to the Coast Guard, the 60-year-old Wu had been returning to Taiwan at noon on Friday from Shijing, Fujian Province in China via the "Three Links." Officers noticed that Wu was acting nervous and wore an outfit that included puffy skirt that seemed abnormal in proportion.
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