Parcels from China with plant seeds from anonymous senders arrive in Japan, NHK TV reported citing the quarantine department in Yokohama City on August 1.
It is reported that in late July, a resident of Kanagawa Prefecture received a package containing plant seed-like particles of about 2 mm in size. According to the label, the parcel came from China. However, he did not order anything.
The Japanese began receiving similar parcels from other parts of the country at the end of July. All of them were sent from abroad, there is no quarantine service stamp on them. Such parcels are received by residents of the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia, the report said.
Japanese quarantine workers recommend not planting suspicious seeds.
The parcels are marked with Chinese mail and the return addresses are also Chinese, but the Chinese Foreign Ministry denies any connection of its country with mysterious mail.
Earlier, on July 27, it was reported that the U.S. Virginia Department of Agriculture (VDACS) urged not to plant seeds from anonymous parcels received by residents of China, as well as to report the receipt of such parcels to local authorities.