Monday, March 26, 2012
Customs agents at Miami International Airport made a disturbing discovery in a piece of luggage - human remains apparently for use in a Santeria ritual
According to Miami-Dade police spokesman Roy Rutland, agents found two human fetuses in luggage belonging to two women returning from Havana, Cuba. Police say that customs agents spotted one fetus when they X-rayed a clay jar and found the second when they opened the jar. The fetuses were to be delivered to someone in Miami and used in one of the African religions widely practiced in Cuba, such as Santeria. The women reportedly told authorities that they received the jar from a babalao, a Santeria priest, and had no idea what was inside.