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Man arrested for trying to smuggle 100 live snakes into China hidden in his pants

Man arrested for trying to smuggle 100 live snakes into China hidden in his pants

Man arrested for trying to smuggle 100 live snakes into China hidden in his pants

A man was arrested when he tried to present China More than 100 live snakes were smuggled into the mainland, hidden in their trousers, the country’s customs authorities reported on Tuesday.

The traveler, whose name is unknown, was stuck by customs brokers to try leave the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong and enter the border town of Shenzhenthe customs service indicated in the statement.

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“After an inspection, customs agents discovered that in the pockets of the pants “The passenger was carrying six suitcases sealed with duct tape.”he pointed.

Once opened, each bag contained snakes alive of all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors“he added.

According to the statement, agents seized 104 reptiles, including milk snakes and corn snakes, many of which were non-native species.

The video shows two border agents inspecting clear plastic bags filled with red, pink and white snakes writhing.

China It is one of the largest animal trafficking hubs in the world, but in recent years authorities have taken strong action against the illicit trade.

The country’s biosecurity and disease control laws They prohibit the introduction of non-native species without permission.

“Anyone who violates the rules will be (…) considered responsible according to the law”declared the customs authority, without specifying the penalty imposed on the man.

Source: Elcomercio

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