CORPSES

CORPSES – We read in Access Asia’sWeekly Update that for exporters, shippingsecurely, on time and to the correctdestination, is vital to the supply chain,as any first year MBA-type knows. However, according to the latestUpdate, things can wrong, even if youput your trust in a major internationallogistics firm, such as DHL. Just ask Frank and Ludivine […]


CORPSES – We read in Access Asia’sWeekly Update that for exporters, shippingsecurely, on time and to the correctdestination, is vital to the supply chain,as any first year MBA-type knows.

However, according to the latestUpdate, things can wrong, even if youput your trust in a major internationallogistics firm, such as DHL.

Just ask Frank and Ludivine Larmandeof Cascade Township in Michiganwho bought a dining table on eBay.A package was delivered by DHL andthen, well, Mrs Larmande can explainherself:

“My husband started to unwrap onepackage and said, ‘This is strange, itlooks like a liver,” Mrs Larmande toldher local paper. “He started the secondone, but stopped as soon as we saw theear. Something wasn’t right.”

Not quite right indeed, Mrs Larmande.It turned out that DHL haddelivered the Larmandes some assortedhuman body parts from corpses inChina that had been plastinated.

Now, the problem is that the Larmandesonly got a liver and an ear,which means that 28 other Chineseplastinated body parts, from limbs toglands, are going to turn up on otherpeople’s doorsteps.

Thought you were buying an antiquelamp from eBay?

You might just get some Chineseguy’s plastinated adrenal gland instead.