Airport News

Tadpoles and geckos confiscated at airport

Thu, 19 Feb, 2009

Three albino tadpoles and three crested geckos have been seized by customs officials at Manchester Airport.

The Lancashire Evening Post reported how the carrier of the creatures did not have the correct paperwork for them, leading to their confiscation.

Such bullfrogs are not permitted into EU countries under wildlife protection laws and the geckos were taken under rules intended to regulate trade in them for their protection.

UKBA border force assistant director at the airport, Linda Paul, explained that the frogs can be a "serious pest" if they go into the wild.

Airport parking at Manchester carries a number of facilities.

Passengers can book online in advance and search availability, as well as simply turning up on the day.

Options for pre-bookable airport parking include valet parking, in which the vehicle is put into place for the driver's convenience.

There is also a shuttle service, short and long-stay options, both of which can be booked in advance via the internet.

Joe Evans

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