A passenger who arrived at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recently had some explaining to do, and came up with what customs agents called "a whale of a tale."
The man, whom authorities did not name, landed at BWI on a flight from Iceland and was discovered to be carrying bones in his luggage, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agency said the passenger told inspectors they were whale bones, which led to their confiscation.
"CBP detained the bones," Customs said in a press release. "The passenger was released."
Federal and international laws restrict the importation of the bones of endangered...
This is a view of a Southwest Airlines jet from the newly renovated BWI Observation Gallery.