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Postby stomperrob » Sun May 27, 2007 12:38 pm

No, not the movie - some guy tried to sneak 700 snakes onto a plane!!!

May 24, 2007, 10:44AM

Man accused of trying to take 700 snakes on plane


Associated Press


CAIRO, Egypt — Customs officers at Cairo's airport Thursday detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia who was trying to smuggle 700 live snakes on a plane, airport authorities said.

The officers were stunned when a passenger, identified as Yahia Rahim Tulba, told them his carry-on bag contained live snakes after he was asked to open it.

Tulba opened his bag to show the snakes to the police and asked the officers, who held a safe distance, not to come close. Among the various snakes, hidden in small cloth sacks, were two poisonous cobras, authorities said.

The Egyptian said he had hoped to sell the snakes in Saudi Arabia. Police confiscated the snakes and turned Tulba over to the prosecutor's office, accusing him of violating export laws and endangering the lives of other passengers.

According to the customs officials, Tulba claimed the snakes are wanted by Saudis who display them in glass jars in shops, keep them as pets or sell them to research centers.

The value of the snakes was not immediately known.

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Postby Ripcord » Sun May 27, 2007 9:00 pm

I'm tired of these Mother F***** Snakes on this Mother F***** Plane
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Postby sox 06 » Mon May 28, 2007 2:04 pm

That's crazy, why would anyone want a pet snake in a jar :-?
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