Border Patrol seizes human brain found in mason jar

Border Patrol seizes human brain found in mason jar at the Canadian border

PORT HURON, Mich. — A human brain was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the U.S - Canadian border last week in a shipment that was only identified as an “Antique Teaching Specimen.”

An inspection on a mail truck entering the United States from Canada in Port Huron revealed a package that contained a human brain inside of a clear glass mason jar, according to WKBW.

The package originated in Toronto and was on its way to Kenosha, Wisconsin, before it was intercepted by agents. The item did not have any paperwork or legal documents and was denied entry into the U.S.

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NO BRAINER—CBP officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron (MI) seized a human brain arriving in an international...

Posted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

“Individuals looking to import shipments such as this, need to remember that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a strict Import Permit Program that must be adhered to. This is just another great example of just one of the many things CBP officers do to protect our nation on a daily basis,” Area Port Director Michael Fox told WKBW.

According to WDJT-TV, authorities are investigating how to dispose of the brain.


CBP officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron (MI) seized a human brain arriving in an international mail shipment.
CBP officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron (MI) seized a human brain arriving in an international mail shipment. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)