Deadly bugs found in curry leaves to NY from India
New York: A specially trained detection dog sniffed out deadly citrus bugs from a packet of curry leaves sent here from southern Indian city of Kochi.
Officials of the California Department of Agriculture yesterday said about 10 Asian citrus psyllid were found on curry leaves, tucked inside a duffle bag.
The curry leaves which had come from Kochi in Kerala, were sent through FedEx.
The bugs were detected on July 10 by Chelsea, a labrador of Fresno County Agriculture Department`s canine team, during a routine search at the FedEx facility at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
Tye Hafner, Fresno County deputy agricultural commissioner, told local newspaper `Fresno Bee` that the insects found at the airport were alive. He said he doesn`t know whether the bugs were infected with any disease.
"We are very fortunate we found them. This threat is very real," he was quoted as saying.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: Taxi driver dies as BMW rams into car near IIT
- Train accident in Andhra Pradesh leaves many people dead
- UP Assembly Elections: Akhilesh Yadav releases party's manifesto
- UP elections: Rajnath Singh's Son, Rita Bahuguna Joshi in BJP second list of candidates
- Is Pakistan behind increasing train accidents in India?
- Jallikattu stir: As it happened on Monday
- Naresh Agrawal breaks silence on leaving Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and joining BJP
- India vs England, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni felicitated at Eden Gardens — VIDEOS INSIDE
- International Space Station – When, where and how to spot ISS
- Flying Jadeja: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli floored by Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant fielding effort – WATCH