Houston, Texas – Seed packets have been reaching residents of the United States and Houston was no exception. The envelopes are sent without having been ordered through the postal mail of China.
Many of the people who received the package posted photos of the seeds and the Chinese postal mail label. Susana Martín, who lives in Houston, was one of the recipients of the envelope that many describe as “mysterious.”
“A package arrived like the ones that have been sent to me when I order something from a page called Wish,” Susana said, who assures that the envelope does not have her name and only the address of her home.
Texas Department of Agriculture warned people who receive the seeds not to plant them, as they could be harmful invasive species. “These little invaders could destroy Texas agriculture” State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said in a statement.
Authorities have asked people who receive these packages to contact the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for a team to go to their home to collect the seeds.
From the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) They say it could be a scam called “blow drying”, which consists of people receiving unsolicited items from a seller, who then posts fake customer reviews to increase sales.
USDA said they will collect the packages to examine their contents and determine if they contain elements that could harm the country’s agriculture or the environment.
Susana assured that she will contact the authorities to deliver the package that brought about 20 seeds.