Man Caught at JFK Smuggling 34 Finches in Hair Curlers
Francis Gurahoo was arrested after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions. Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors say customs officials found the 34 live birds in his carry-on luggage hidden inside individual plastic hair curlers. Gurahoo was arraigned Monday on a charge of…