Apparently, you can get through American airport security with al-Qaeda T-shirts and Islamic Jihad flags, but not through Customs with concealed lizards strapped to your body:
Federal officials say they arrested a man who strapped 15 live
lizards to his chest to get through customs at Los Angeles
International Airport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday that 40-year-old
Michael Plank of Lomita, Calif., was returning from Australia when U.S.
Customs agents found two geckos, two monitor lizards and 11 skinks -
another type of lizard - fastened to his body Tuesday. ... Authorities say the lizards' value totals more than $8,500. All
Australian reptiles are strictly regulated and Plank did not have a
permit for them.
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