Songbird sock strangeness seen at airport

Published: 08th May 2009

Songbird sock strangeness seen at airport
Sometimes, smugglers will go to great lengths to ensure their precious cargo is neither harmed nor seen when shifting past border patrols and airport security guards.

However, one Sony Dong, a 46-year-old Vietnamese man travelling from his home country to Los Angeles, was found with no less than 12 of the little creatures strapped to his socks.

Then again, it was hardly surprising that he was caught, given the clearly-visible feathers from underneath his trouser legs as well as the bird droppings on his shoes.

Had his hosiery heist been successful, Mr Dong stood to gain a lot of money, with the birds having a resale value of over £200 in the US, being bought for a mere fraction of that in Vietnam.

Socks may hopefully be coming to the rescue for another good cause, with people hanging their legwear on the gates of Ysgol Pontfadog in the Ceiriog Valley of Wales in a bid to save their school, the Border Counties Advertiser reported.

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