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TSA: Man hid 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in his pants

3 years ago August 30, 2011 Aug 30, 2011 Tuesday, August 30 2011 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:53:02 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

MIAMI - The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants.

TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen says the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International Airport last Thursday.

Security officials spotted the nylon bags filled with seven snakes and three tortoises stuffed inside the man's pants.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the animals were taken by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The unidentified passenger was arrested.

Image Courtesy: TSA

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