This is pretty darn terrifying…
According to a bombshell report, the FBI warned of a “biosecurity risk” after a Chinese biologist was stopped at Detroit Metro Airport with three vials containing SARS-type viruses.
WASHINGTON — In late November 2018, just over a year before the first coronavirus case was identified in Wuhan, China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese biologist with three vials labeled “Antibodies” in his luggage.
The biologist told the agents that a colleague in China had asked him to deliver the vials to a researcher at a U.S. institute. After examining the vials, however, customs agents came to an alarming conclusion.
“Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials,” says an unclassified FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News.
The report, written by the Chemical and Biological Intelligence Unit of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD), does not give the name of the Chinese scientist carrying the suspected SARS and MERS samples, or the intended recipient in the U.S. But the FBI concluded that the incident, and two other cases cited in the report, were part of an alarming pattern. [Yahoo News]
Thank goodness for U.S. Customs officials’ keen eyes and senses at our ports of entry.
This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
Author: Wayne Dupree
Source: Life Zette: Customs agents discovered Chinese nationals sneaking viruses into U.S.