Useless smuggler caught with five live snakes stuffed in her bra after customs staff noticed her ‘strangely shaped’ breasts
Customs officials in Shenzhen, China got a shocking surprise last week after stopping a woman with ‘strangely shaped’ breasts, they found five snakes.
Chinese customs officials have caught a woman trying to smuggle five live snakes that she stuffed into her bra.
But the ‘strange’ shape of her chest made Futian Port Passenger Inspection officers suspicious and after she removed her top, they discovered snakes tied to the stockings underneath.
The woman was caught trying to enter Shenzhen by boat, which is a major sub-provincial city and a point where people can cross to Hong Kong.
China Customs announced the find on its official WeChat account last week on July 8.
All of the snakes were later identified as corn snakes, non-venomous snakes native to the United States that are popular in online markets but illegal to import into the country.
The woman was caught smuggling five snakes in her bra
All snakes were later identified as corn snakes, which are non-venomous snakes native to the United States.
The snakes were tied to stockings and hidden in smugglers’ bras
The ban was introduced to prevent the uncontrolled entry of non-native species into the local countryside, but due to the risk of them carrying diseases or bacteria that could infect the natives in the country.
However, they are in high demand due to their docile nature and bright vibrant colors, making them a viable option as exotic pets.
Reptile collectors account for 5.8 percent of China’s million pet owners, according to Pethadup’s 2021 report on the country’s pet industry.
China’s customs regulations dictate that an animal arriving from abroad must be declared before entry and must be quarantined for a specified period afterward.
Moreover, if they entered Shenzhen, they could do business without approval from China’s central government due to the city’s special economic zone status.
Although officials have established some non-native species, such as water hyacinth, red fire ant and apple snail.
The snakes have now been handed over to zoo officials for safekeeping.