Passenger caught at Cairo airport with 96 snakes

Customs suspected passenger’s bulging clothes inside bag

Egyptian authorities arrested a man who was about to board a flight from Cairo to Saudi Arabia with 96 snakes he planned to sell in the Gulf Kingdom.

Customs men in Cairo suspected the passenger’s bulging clothes inside his bag as he headed for the aircraft, newspapers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia said.

When they searched the bag again, they found 96 snakes with a length ranging between 30 and 90 cm each.

The man said he had concealed the snakes to take them to Saudi Arabia to sell them for a large sum of money to known customers. The papers said the snakes ere of various types but it was not clear if they were poisonous.

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