Human brain inside jar found in Michigan was en route to Wisconsin

Posted at 12:49 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 16:06:02-05

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a human brain at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron last week.

On Valentine's Day, CBP officers referred a Canadian mail truck for an inspection. During the inspection, a shipment described as an "antique teaching specimen" was targeted.

Upon opening it, officers found a human brain specimen inside of a clear glass mason jar without any paperwork or documentation.

The brain was destined for Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“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,” said 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.”