The Week in Animal News: Smuggling Poisonous Snakes in Suitcase, Hybrid Sharks, and More

A Mass Smuggling Operation Foiled

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The movie "Snakes on a Plane" reportedly featured more than 450 snakes.

A Czech national was more than half way there, when he tried to sneak 247 live animals onto a transatlantic flight at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, including poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles packed into a suitcase.

And this isn't the first time a smuggler was caught with a startling amount of animals packed in luggage.

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