Travelers inside one Hong Kong MTR carriage were left perplexed and bemused Monday morning upon witnessing two women packing a whole pod of live lobsters into a single suitcase.
Around 11am, the lobster lovers were spotted stowing their shellfish en route from Sheung Shui to Lok Ma Chau. One passersby caught the women on camera and posted the footage on Facebook. He estimated that they had around 10 lobsters, online commentators have raised that number to 100.
As of today the video has pulled in thousands of views and more than 900 shares. It’s largely suspected that the women were mainlanders who were likely smuggling the crustaceans back into the mainland, where they’ll probably be sold during the profitable CNY.
The MTR technically prohibits the smuggling of live animals, with a maximum fine of HK$5000 and 6 months imprisonment, but it remains to be seen if the lobster smugglers will face punishment.
This story comes just days after Shanghai customs uncovered thousands of smuggled turtles crammed into some containers. Probably the lesser evil compared to those lunatics who are so stumped by train bans on live animals they resort to bloody measures.
And hey, it’s not like anyone was defecating or anything!
By Pinky Latt