Zheng Zaosong confessed to taking material from a lab in Boston, according to an FBI affidavit. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese researcher accused of trying to smuggle vials of ‘biological material’ out of US hidden in a sock

  • An affidavit from an FBI agent says Zheng Zaosong was detained at Boston Airport after vials containing a ‘brown liquid’ were found in his checked baggage
  • The doctoral student who had been doing research at Beth Israel Hospital faces charges of ‘making false, fictitious and fraudulent statements’ to US agents
Topic |   US-China relations

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Zheng Zaosong confessed to taking material from a lab in Boston, according to an FBI affidavit. Photo: Shutterstock
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