Importing Chickens

Seriously?

The authorities in Venezuela have accused the US embassy in Caracas of importing cargo illegally after halting lorries carrying diplomatic baggage.

The story is about diplomatic stuff and who gets to look in who’s stuff. But in there it says that they found 176 pounds of chicken in one of the US diplomat’s packages.
Huh? Do Venezuelan chickens taste funny?
Were these chickens bribes for the poor or the housestaff or something? Enquiring minds want to know.