Pork sausages seized at Suvarnabhumi airport

Pork sausages seized at Suvarnabhumi airport

This sniffer dog detected pork sausages, or moo yor, in a suitcase which arrieved on a flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. (Photo supplied)
This sniffer dog detected pork sausages, or moo yor, in a suitcase which arrieved on a flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. (Photo supplied)

A sniffer dog found 9 kilogrammes of pork sausages in a passenger's suitcase that arrived on a flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday.

The illegal import was found by a diligent Beagle of the Quarantine and Inspection Canine Unit of the Department of Livestock Development.

The sausages, or moo yor, were seized.

Imports of meat products without a permit are banned under measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), under Section 31 of the Animal Disease Control Act of 2015.

If it gained a foothold, ASF could cause major damage to the pork industry and the country's economy as a whole.

Samples of the seized pork sausage were taken for testing.

No details were released about the passenger who booked the luggage on the flight. 

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