Skip to comments.Passenger Caught at Cairo Airport With 96 Snakes
Posted on 12/23/2012 10:08:04 AM PST by nickcarraway
Customs suspected passengers bulging clothes inside bag
Egyptian authorities arrested a man who was about to board a flight from Cairo to Saudi Arabia with 96 snakes he planned to sell in the Gulf Kingdom.
Customs men in Cairo suspected the passengers bulging clothes inside his bag as he headed for the aircraft, newspapers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia said.
When they searched the bag again, they found 96 snakes with a length ranging between 30 and 90 cm each.
The man said he had concealed the snakes to take them to Saudi Arabia to sell them for a large sum of money to known customers. The papers said the snakes ere of various types but it was not clear if they were poisonous.
Do they make good purses??
SNAKES ON A.... (wait)
SNAKES IN AN AIRPORT!
(hmmm.. lacks impact...)
This is tried occasionally. It makes me wonder how often it happens that the people are getting away with it.
Maybe the guy should have claimed they were service animals to help with his anxiety over flying and holiday stress.
TSA regulations specifically exclude snakes from the "emotional support animals" the "disabled" are allowed to bring on planes.
Hmm...96 counts of animal trafficking....guess he’s be crying:
In that case, he should have smuggled them inside his pot-bellied pig.
LOL! Great idea! Might work for smuggling drugs or prohibited botanical samples, too.
Customs men in Cairo suspected the passengers bulging clothes inside his bag as he headed for the aircraft,
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NOW that is a great line for parsing and WTF?
I am sure something was lost in translation
but my ORIGINAL conjuration had snakes concealed in his ‘Bulging Clothes’ BUT then they put inside his bag and made me wonder if he was outfitted with a catheter or perhaps he had a bad case of ‘T Cancer’ and possessed a large sac, which in itself would give a whole new meaning to ‘Snake(s) in the Grass’.
96 snakes made me think of the song 96 Tears:
Who said, “Is that a snake in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?” Or, did I get it wrong?
Probably not. Whether they were venomous remains to be seen.
Hmmm. How did you know that? Have you tried? Is that justified?
What about tapeworms?
You mean if someone put a snake in your gin and tonic, it wouldn’t be poisonous?
I read it on Free Republic.
They would always ask B4 they left, if we wanted to *change money* [for a much better rate than you could get on base].....and if it was a SA flight...they'd bring back snakes. I'd laugh to see their flight pants [w/ dozens of zippered pockets], wriggling and squirming. They seemed to do it just b/c they could and get away w/it..
About 30 years ago,while waiting for my flight,I saw a goat in the Cairo Airport waiting area.That was a first for me!
Not uncommon with public transportation to have sheep, goats sitting on laps or tied to top of a bus. Most of the transportation has no air conditioning. Without the personal hygiene we westerners are accustomed to, it was nauseating. Hold my chickens while I tie my shoe please.
Well, he actually started with 99, but had already gotten through 3 choruses of ‘take one down, pass it around, 96 wriggl-ing snakes in my clothes...”
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