Man smuggles snakes in trousers

UKPA, 08/30/2011

The Transportation Security Administration intercepted seven snakes and three tortoises in a passenger's pants as he tried to fly from Miami to Brazil on Aug. 25. (TSA, courtesy / August 25, 2011)

A man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with bags of exotic snakes and tortoises stuffed in his trousers, US officials have said.

A spokesman from the US Transportation Security Administration, Jonathon Allen, said the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International Airport on Thursday.

Security officials spotted the nylon bags filled with seven snakes and three tortoises hidden in the man’s trousers.

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