A package containing 50 queen ants from Germany was confiscated by the Nanning product safety watchdog in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The package was supposed to be delivered to a man surnamed Yang, who admitted purchasing the ants to sell them online.
The package contained dozens of tubes with each containing a black queen ant who were soon to lay eggs.
The Nanning product safety watchdog said the ants needed to be destroyed in an environmentally friendly manner to prevent ecological damage once the eggs are laid.
[Images via: CCTV 2]