In 2017 A Box Containing Tiger Cubs Had Been At Beirut Airport Seven Days Before It Was Opened

When the unassuming box arrived at the airport, there was little clue as to what was inside. But after the box had remained unopened for seven days, some people finally arrived to prise off its lid. As they peered inside the package, though, their stomachs turned. A sickening secret had been hidden here the entire time.

Image: Ian Lim

On March 7, 2017, Beirut airport in Lebanon received a perplexing package: a small wooden crate of unknown origin. The box was 10.6 cubic feet and perforated with some little holes in the side. There was nothing else unusual about it except the absence of detail.

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