Travellers caught with over 100 live snakes, reptiles

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 0

Two women were detained at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport after a huge menagerie of wildlife was founding their luggage.

Thai officials say they found 109 snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said the animals were spotted at x-ray screening in two suitcases.

It included white porcupines, armadillos, and 35 turtles.

Nithya Raja, 38, and Zakia Sulthana Ebrahim, 24 were arrested when trying to board a flight for Chennai.

They are charged with violating the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act.

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