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Feb 14th, 2006 at 6:42pm
 
This is just ever so frightening.   I mean, whose head is this??



Woman Carrying Human Head Arrested in Fla.
From Associated Press
February 13, 2006 3:22 PM EST
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Airport baggage screeners found a human head with teeth, hair and skin in the luggage of a woman who said she intended to ward off evil spirits with it, authorities said Friday.

Myrlene Severe, 30, a Haitian-born permanent U.S. resident, was charged Friday with smuggling a human head into the U.S. without proper documentation.

Customs and Border Protection officials found the head Thursday, after Severe arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on a Lynx International Airlines flight from Cap Haitien, Haiti, said Barbara Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami.

"It still had teeth, hair and bits of skin and lots of dirt," Gonzalez said.

Severe told authorities she had obtained the package in Haiti for "use as a part of her voodoo beliefs," ICE Special Agent Erick Hernandez wrote in an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint.

"Severe also stated that the purpose of the package was to ward off evil spirits," Hernandez wrote.

Severe, who also was charged with failing to declare the head and transporting hazardous material in air commerce, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of all charges, prosecutors said.

Severe remained held Friday in lieu of a $100,000 bond. She is due back in federal court March 2.

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Reply #1 - Feb 14th, 2006 at 7:45pm
 
What's the big deal?  I'm sure she just picked it up at a "Head Shop"!
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Reply #2 - Feb 14th, 2006 at 10:36pm
 
Gives a whole new meaning to trying to get ahead.
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Reply #3 - Feb 15th, 2006 at 12:38am
 
All I would like to know is, just how and where is there a space to declare a human head on the declarations form?  
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Reply #4 - Feb 15th, 2006 at 1:22am
 
Solodka, you mean you haven't had the occasion to declare any body parts to the authorities on your many travels?   Shocked

Also, just because the lady's name was Severe doesn't mean she SEVERED the head.  I'm sure she bought it that way.  She was coming from Haiti and all.
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Reply #5 - Feb 15th, 2006 at 4:25am
 
And just think, Solodka, she is living in your neck of the woods.  Shocked
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Reply #6 - Feb 15th, 2006 at 9:30am
 

I don't think she lives here.  I think she was just "passin' thru".  Maybe she has to put her "heads" together to figure out how to get back now! 
OK, that was in bad taste!  I'm functioning on very little sleep here!
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Reply #7 - Feb 15th, 2006 at 9:54am
 
All I have to say is "smuggling a human head into the U.S. without proper documentation"  You can actually get documentation to make this ok???   Shocked
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