Cougar Found in Airplane Luggage

Dec 27, 2017 – Las Vegas airport security screeners found a dead cougar in a passenger’s luggage.

Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon said no crime was committed, but  Transportation Security Administration agents held the man at McCarran International Airport late Tuesday to confirm the validity of the Utah hunting tag that was attached to the animal.

The man’s name and destination were not made public.

Airport spokeswoman Melissa Nunnery says the man decided to ship the cougar carcass home, instead of taking it on the airplane.

Gordon says it’s not a crime to transport legally possessed game on an airline flight. But he says airlines can refuse to transport certain items.

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