Live Spiders Found Smuggled Inside Bootleg Nintendo Cartridges

Live Spiders Found Smuggled Inside Bootleg Nintendo Cartridges

Mexico’s Federal Police yesterday intercepted a shipment of contraband goods headed for the US at Guadalajara Airport. Inside was not drugs, or weapons, but vials full of live spiders hidden inside what look like fake Famicom games.

As Cronica report, authorities opened a box that contained ten cartridges with labels like Jurassic Park and Robocop 2. There were 73 tubes stashed inside the hollow top section of each plastic case, each one containing a live spider.

Here’s video of the seizure that is mercifully out of focus:

The spiders were headed for Hanover, Maryland. if you’re from Hanover, Maryland and are reading this, I want to know why someone in your area would risk a horror movie storyline like this.

Via Remk @ NeoGAF


  • Nintendo: It’s Full of Spiders is a line you wouldn’t think is out of place around these parts, though :p

  • Perhaps showing my ignorance here, but can someone explain to me why anybody would ever need to smuggle a bunch of spiders? Like… who’s buying?

    • You’re asking that on an Australian-centric forum. We are stupid enough to try to smuggle anything, mate.

      • … perhaps he tried to simply bring them along for the trip, and got escorted off?

    • My only guess is that they were destined for the black-market in exotic pets.

      Because some people will pay for a tarantula of their own.

      Because crazy.

  • The new John Dies at the End Novel… “This Game is full of Spiders too!”

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