It was a busy day for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after a Canadian mail truck was caught carrying a brain in a jar. The incident occurred on February 14, after officers discovered the organ without any proper documentation. The human brain seized at the U.S. border was traced back to a shipment coming from Toronto.


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According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release, the organ was seized by officers at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron last week when they were conducting an inspection of the vehicle. 

The brain, which is being claimed as an "antique teaching specimen," was travelling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, when it was apprehended.

It is still unclear exactly what the brain would have been used for, but border patrol ended up seizing it due to the lack of paperwork. 

According to the press release, the human organ was found in a clear mason jar with no documentation, making it illegal to carry into the United States.  

"CBP officers assigned to the Area Port of Port Huron referred a Canadian mail truck that had just crossed the Blue Water Bridge for an inspection at the Centralized Examination Station, in Marysville," read a statement from the press release.

"During this routine mail operation, a shipment manifested as an 'Antique Teaching Specimen' was targeted for inspection."

"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," added Area Port Director Michael Fox.

"This is just another great example of just one of the many things CBP officers do to protect our nation on a daily basis."

However, this isn't the first time that the border patrol has had to deal with weird human organ situations. 

Last year, a Canadian family was stopped at the Canadian border after it was discovered they were transporting a dead relative

They had spent two days travelling back to Canada with his corpse, claiming that healthcare in America was just too expensive. 

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