Man arrested for trying to take snakes on a plane through his pants
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Snakes on a plane? Almost.
A man was arrested in Indonesia over the weekend for attempting to smuggle snakes to a Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The man, Koufiah Jihad Zaki, was found to have hidden black cloth bags in the inside of his pants. The bags contained a total of 10 snakes.
Lilit 10 Ekor Ular di Kaki, Bawa ke Pesawat, Penumpang Garuda Indonesia Diamankan https://t.co/MB06uObSZ8— #BolehMoTanya (@SopirMikro) July 18, 2016
The snakes were detected by the X-ray in Terminal 2 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
"He was caught after he went through the X-ray at the checking gate," Benny S. Butarbutar, the airline's spokesperson, told local media.
Butarbutar was taken to the aviation security office after the incident but it is unclear what his motives were in attempting to smuggle the snakes onto the flight.
Garuda Airlines said snakes could be transported via cargo, but like other animals, are not allowed to be taken to the cabin. – Rappler.com