Person caught at Mexican border allegedly experienced additional than 50 reptiles stuffed into his clothes

A collection of baggage whole of snakes and lizards that the man hid among his clothes. (Impression credit rating: U.S. Customs and Border Safety)

U.S. border officers have caught an accused wildlife smuggler allegedly trying to cross from Mexico to the United States with more than 50 reptiles concealed in his outfits, just 1 working day following he experienced been charged with trafficking up to 1,700 animals into the U.S.  

The person, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Feb. 25 on expenses of attempting to push across the border at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry linking Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego. Border officers stopped the person, and a own search unveiled 52 dwell reptiles — nine snakes and 43 horned lizards — inside of bags that have been hid in the man’s jacket, trousers pockets and groin area, according to a assertion from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)