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.
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.
There wasn’t even an address to reveal where the crate was coming from or going to. It’s little surprise, then, that the box remained in customs untouched. And there it might have stayed. However, there was someone elsewhere working to get its mystery contents released.