Shipment of 18 human heads held up at airport

Associated Press Published: January 15, 2013

Eighteen human heads bound for a research facility in the U.S. are being held up at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after custom officials discovered a paperwork problem with the shipment Monday.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the heads had been embalmed and packaged in three coolers shipped from Rome about a week before Christmas.

Custom officials held up the shipment because the final destination was not clearly indicated on the accompanying paperwork, according to reports.

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