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Passenger found carrying 22 snakes and a chameleon at Chennai Airport

Passenger found carrying 22 snakes and a chameleon at Chennai Airport

On Friday, a female passenger was detained at the Chennai airport after 22  various types of snakes had been found on her luggage upon her arrival from Kuala Lumpur.

In her checked luggage, the snakes were kept in numerous plastic containers. Moreover, a chameleon was also taken from her luggage. The removal of the snake with a long rod is seen in an airport video as some snakes wriggle out of the floor-mounted containers.

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The woman was detained by customs officers after arriving from Kuala Lumpur. Upon landing on flight AK13 from Kuala Lumpur on April 28, Customs apprehended a female passenger.

The Tamil Nadu forest department has increased its monitoring of the movement of alien species entering the state illegally and subsequently to other states and even international countries.

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Owning alien species, including birds, animals, and rodents, will be a punishable offense under the modified Wildlife (Protection) Act, which will go into effect on April 1st, 2023. At the international airport in Chennai, numerous instances of smuggled alien species have been discovered.

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