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Remk
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(05-11-2017, 03:43 AM)
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This popped up on my local news feed today, apparently somebody used a carrier company to send pirated famicom carts that had some plastic vials inside them to send live spiders.

This was sent from Guadalajara's airport in Mexico to Maryland and since it wasn't properly documented is currently being investigated by federal authorities.

Source (in spanish):
http://www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2017/1022979.html

There´s a video too, thats a clever way to use that empty cart space, makes you wonder what other stuff might have been sent this way too.
WillyFive
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(05-11-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Great business opportunity for Sony.
Sorcerer Supreme
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(05-11-2017, 03:45 AM)
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why spiders?
TI82
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(05-11-2017, 03:46 AM)
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SPIDERS?



what the hell
Venfayth
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(05-11-2017, 03:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sorcerer Supreme

why spiders?

murder weapons
Dekutulla
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(05-11-2017, 03:46 AM)
suddenly this thread makes so much more sense

it was just returning to its natural habitat
Fat4all
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(05-11-2017, 03:46 AM)
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so that's how they get in there
dragonzdogma
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(05-11-2017, 03:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sorcerer Supreme

why spiders?

Silk thread is the strongest, stonger than iron Guadalajara is known for their great hammocks.


No clue
Super Moop
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(05-11-2017, 03:47 AM)
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What will those wacky spider cartels think of next?
WarRock
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(05-11-2017, 03:48 AM)
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This is a movie waiting to happen.
ponpo
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(05-11-2017, 03:48 AM)
Imagine you got one of these and started blowing into it
super-famicom
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chrisPjelly
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soultron
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(05-11-2017, 03:49 AM)
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Forget the war on drugs -- it's time for the war on spiders.
RecRoulette
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(05-11-2017, 03:50 AM)
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RIP Switch. Wouldn't have this problem with discs.
Cerium
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(05-11-2017, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by soultron

Forget the war on drugs -- it's time for the war on spiders.

Sounds like something a mosquito would say.
Lyriell
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(05-11-2017, 03:51 AM)
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Okay, sticking to PAL carts now...
Maximo
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(05-11-2017, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

RIP Switch. Wouldn't have this problem with discs.

All Switches guaranteed at least one spider for every game! Sounds like a bargain to me
MrBS
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(05-11-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Just popping in to say this is the most horrifying thread title I've seen in a while. That's one way to smuggle spiders!
F0rneus
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(05-11-2017, 03:53 AM)
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Tarantulas for the pet trade? Kind of fucked up. The animals deserve better.
Kilau
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(05-11-2017, 03:54 AM)
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I hate bugy games
Sword Of Doom
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(05-11-2017, 03:54 AM)
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You can't make this shit up
edoara
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(05-11-2017, 03:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by soultron

Forget the war on drugs -- it's time for the war on spiders.

Originally Posted by Cerium

Sounds like something a mosquito would say.

OMG the plot twist is real!
ArkkAngel007
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(05-11-2017, 03:54 AM)
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Seems like an odd thing to smuggle in the first place.
WickedLaharl
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(05-11-2017, 04:00 AM)
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Dusk Golem
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(05-11-2017, 04:03 AM)
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I hate games that always are trying to be connected to the web.
Vanadium
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(05-11-2017, 04:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dusk Golem

I hate games that always are trying to be connected to the web.

Only possible explanation.
StereoVsn
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(05-11-2017, 04:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by super-famicom

Shit, burn it with fire, indeed!
OfTheOverflow
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(05-11-2017, 04:28 AM)
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Lmao what the fuck this is terrifying
Raticus79
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(05-11-2017, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dekutulla

suddenly this (neogaf dot site/forum/showthread.php?t=1353626) thread makes so much more sense

it was just returning to its natural habitat

That page is a third party cloned phishing site. You should change your password if you've logged in through there (or attempted to).
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1322556
Last edited by Raticus79; 05-11-2017 at 04:36 AM.
VariantX
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(05-11-2017, 04:32 AM)
I'm sorry, theres a market for illegal spider smuggling now? We got a black market for spiders???

Build the wall.
Renekton
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(05-11-2017, 04:33 AM)
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Retro collectors gonna have some fun craig/ebay surprises.
Version 3.0
(05-11-2017, 04:34 AM)
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Thanks. Needed a feel good story today.
SatoAilDarko
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(05-11-2017, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

Humanity has Declined was super enjoyable.
Dekutulla
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(05-11-2017, 04:44 AM)

Originally Posted by Raticus79

That page is a third party cloned phishing site. You should change your password if you've logged in through there (or attempted to).
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1322556

Yikes. I found that link through google and didn't bother checking it since I was already logged in, but thanks for the heads up
LOLCats
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(05-11-2017, 04:49 AM)
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Google illegal spider smuggling.



What if 1000 tarantulas got loose on a plane?
jediyoshi
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(05-11-2017, 04:51 AM)
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Dammit I need to see what's inside Jurassic Park
L.O.R.D
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(05-11-2017, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by LOLCats

Google illegal spider smuggling.



What if 1000 tarantulas got loose on a plane?

Then we wil see a movie called:
"Spiders on a plane"
hamchan
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(05-11-2017, 05:03 AM)
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Haha they're trying to turn the US into Australia.
Zantetsuken
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(05-11-2017, 05:05 AM)
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The spiders put them up to this. I guarandamntee it.
The Hermit
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(05-11-2017, 05:12 AM)
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It all begun here


you expected this the moment you clicked the thread right
NormalFish
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(05-11-2017, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by F0rneus

Tarantulas for the pet trade? Kind of fucked up. The animals deserve better.

This is what I'd think, but fami carts aren't that big. They might be juveniles but I would think that people distributing CB spiders would be able to circumvent these restrictions in easier ways. I don't even know how expensive spiders are, anyway.
foxuzamaki
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(05-11-2017, 05:19 AM)
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When it said spider trafficking i thought it was just another name for some kind of trafficking of something or someone, I didnt actually register that these are carts
Reversed
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(05-11-2017, 05:19 AM)
Flea market does not accept spiders. /snort
Remk
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(05-11-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by chrisPjelly

[IMG] http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/...70/729/b6c.gif [/IMG]

But there's a video link there! moving pictures and whatnot!

But I'll oblige and post a pic:






Also the news report say 10 carts and 73 spider vials in total, so it doesn't seem like a random occurrence happening here...
JSoup
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(05-11-2017, 06:16 AM)
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I've told this story in various places across the internet, but have I ever shared with the GAF the story of the Pokemon Emerald cart I got that was full of child porn?
wedca
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(05-11-2017, 06:33 AM)
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Really good thread title, very eye catching.
TheOGB
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(05-11-2017, 06:37 AM)
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Nostremitus
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(05-11-2017, 06:43 AM)
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What's worse? Spiders or meth?

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1371936
InsaneFandom
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(05-11-2017, 06:45 AM)
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Poor spideys :/

Never thought about it before but that is a pretty good hiding spot

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