Monday, September 05, 2022

Five ball pythons seized at Chennai airport

Chennai: The Air Intelligence officers, here, seized 5 ball pythons from a passenger who arrived from Bangkok on September 2 and arrested him for illegally carrying live reptiles, principal commissioner of customs K R Uday Bhaskar said on Monday.

The male passenger from Dindigul district was intercepted by the Customs officials on Friday based on intelligence input.

On examination of his check-in luggage, the officials found the wildlife species.

The ball pythons were seized under the Customs Act, 1962, read with Wildlife Protection Act 1972, an official release said.

The wildlife species were deported back to Thailand on September 3 under the deportation order issued by Animal Quarantine, Chennai.

05/09/22 PTI/Print

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