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Burundi police nab Italian skull trader

AFP-JIJI

Police in Burundi have discovered dozens of human skulls during a search of the home of an Italian expatriate, officials said Sunday.

The Italian national, identified as Giuseppe Favaro, has been in custody in the small Central African nation since late October after he was caught trying to export two skulls to Thailand.

Favaro, who has lived in Burundi for around 10 years, had been buying the skulls for $50 each and selling them for $300. However it remained a mystery as to what the skulls would be used for and why they were being sent to Thailand.