Human heads air cargo found

A SOUTHWEST Airlines employee has discovered a consignment of nearly 60 human heads at the cargo centre in Little Rock, Arkansas (US).

The heads and other parts were not refrigerated, only wrapped in tape and packed in ordinary plastic containers. Their discovery only came about due to a mistake in their labelling.

The “cranial specimens” were being shipped from Arkansas to a medical research company in Texas. Investigators believe it is an example of an “underground market” for human body parts.

Both companies deny any wrongdoing. It is illegal to buy and sell body parts but there is a massive and lucrative grey market for their transportation for medical testing and training.

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