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Man detained at JFK airport, New York for keeping 22 giant African snails in his bag is not Ghanaian.

Many news outlets on Monday 12th April,2021, reported the arrest of a man at John F. Kennedy International Airport,New York,with 22 giant African snails and other illegal foodstuffs.

some media outlets reported that the man was an American, others reported him as being a Ghanaian.

However, in an article on the website of the US Customs and Border Protection ( C BP ) of the department of homeland security, the detainee was an American citizen who arrived on a flight from Ghana.

In the article, the man was detained for having in his possession some prohibited foodstuffs.These include 22 Giant African Snails,

Aidan fruit(prekese), oxtail,carrot,medicinal leaves,turkey, and dried beef.

according to the U.S department of Agriculture, Giant African Snails are very dangerous as they are known to cause a lot of damage to about five hundred different species of plants and they can also serve as hosts to parasites cause meningitis in humans.

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